By Nick Porter
BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University head men's soccer coach Jan Boer, today announced the team's 2018 schedule.
"I am excited about this season and the new recruits coming in," Coach Boer said. "My expectation for this year is to have a winning season for the first time since joining the NCAA."
The Knights open against Ferrum College for the second straight season, this time on the road on Aug. 31. Last year, the Panthers topped Southern Virginia 3-1.
The home opener will be on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Patrick Henry Community College at Knight Stadium.
Capital Athletic Conference play begins on September 29 as the Knights host St. Mary's (Md.). After hosting a pair of non-conference opponents during the first week of October, Southern Virginia will head to York (Pa.) and play three of the next four conference games on the road.
With Marymount and Wesley's departure from the Capital Athletic Conference, the Knights will have just seven conference matchups.
The season will conclude at home on October 24, against the University Mary Washington.
2018 Men's Soccer Schedule
Aug. 31 … at Ferrum (Ferrum, Va.)
Sept. 1 … vs. Patrick Henry (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Sept. 4 … at Eastern Mennonite (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Sept. 6 … vs. Shenandoah (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 … at Hampden-Sydney (Farmville, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Sept. 12 …vs. Gallaudet (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 … at Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Va.) … 1 p.m.
Sept. 17 … at Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.) … 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 … at Roanoke (Salem, Va.)
Sept. 22 … vs. Regent (Buena Vista, Va.)
Sept. 26 … at Hood (Frederick, Md.)
Sept. 29 … vs. St. Mary's (Md.) (Buena Vista, Va.) *
Oct. 1 … vs. Bluefield (Buena Vista, Va.) … 5 p.m.
Oct. 3 … vs. William Peace (Buena Vista, Va.)
Oct. 6 … at York (Pa.) (York, Pa.) *
Oct. 10 … vs. Christopher Newport (Buena Vista, Va.) *
Oct. 13 … at Penn St.-Harrisburg (Middletown, Pa.) *
Oct. 17 … at Frostburg State (Frostburg, Md.) *
Oct. 20 … vs. Salisbury (Buena Vista, Va.) *
Oct. 24 … vs. Mary Washington (Buena Vista, Va.) *
* — denotes Capital Athletic Conference game