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Men’s Soccer Opens 2021 Spring Wednesday Against Liberty

by | Feb 9, 2021

This photo from the ‘Cats game vs. Duquesne in 2019.


DAVIDSON WILDCATS (0-0, 0-0 Atlantic 10)
Head Coach: Mike Babst (Boston College, 1999)
Career Record: 91-34-14 (8th Season), Davidson Record: 4-11-2 (2nd Season)

LIBERTY FLAMES (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Sun)
Head Coach: Kelly Findley (Judson University, 1992)
Career Record: 127-111-28 (14th Season), Liberty Record: 6-13-0 (2nd Season)

Game Information
Date | Time: February 10, 2021 | 6 PM
Location: Davidson, N.C.
Site: Alumni Stadium
Field: 1992 Team Field
Video: ESPN+
Live Stats:

Wildcat Scratches
After 15 months away from action, the Davidson men’s soccer team returns to the pitch Wednesday for their 2021 spring opener when Liberty visits Alumni Stadium for a 6 p.m. contest.

Under the direction of second-year head coach Mike Babst, the Wildcats return seven starters from last year’s team that advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the third time since joining the league in 2014.

Among those returning, includes Davidson’s top-two scorers from a year ago in Jamie DiLuzio (5 goals, 5 assists) and Justin Stone (5 goals, 2 assists). In addition, the ‘Cats welcome 10 newcomers (8 freshmen, 2 transfers) to this year’s club.

The Schedule
Davidson’s 2021 spring slate will feature 13 regular season contests, which includes six Atlantic 10 matches.

The Wildcats will kickoff the campaign with seven straight non-conference opponents before wrapping up the abbreviated schedule with three home-and-home conference series.

In A-10 play, Davidson will compete in the Central Division, which will include George Mason, VCU and George Washington.

The four-team 2020-21 Atlantic 10 Championship will be played on the campus of the highest seed, April 15-17, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Select regular-season matches and A-10 Championship matches will be streamed live on ESPN+.

About the Flames
Coached by former Davidson assistant coach Kelly Findley, Liberty enters its first road contest 1-0-0 following a 4-0 victory over Belmont Abbey.

Freshman Michael Huss led the Flames in their opener with a pair of goals.

Liberty returns several key players from 2019 including Seth Clark, who was named to ASUN Preseason All-Conference team.

Series Notes
Davidson and the Flames have met eight previous times on the pitch with the Wildcats’ leading the all-time series, 5-3-0.

The Wildcats won the last meeting, 2-1, on September 20, 2014 in Lynchburg, Va.

Up Next
Davidson will travel to former SoCon rival UNCG Sunday for a 6 p.m. contest.

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