Menís Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s soccer head coach Justin Maullin announced an 18-game regular season schedule for the 2014 season that features 10 games at the UNCG Soccer Stadium where the Spartans have a 150-61-21 career record (.692), along with hosting the Southern Conference Championship in Greensboro this season.
“We once again have a strong non-conference schedule for our team, to help prepare them to compete for a Southern Conference championship,” Maullin said. “I am excited for year one of the new SoCon, the Southern Conference has always been a top 10 RPI conference and we hope this continues. We have scheduled teams that can give us an opportunity for an NCAA at-large bid.”
The Spartans open the 2014 season with a pair of exhibition games at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. UNCG will host Guilford Aug 20 and Liberty Aug. 23, both games at 7 p.m.
The Spartans open the regular season at home Aug. 29 as they host in-state foe Campbell. The game is slated for an 8 p.m. start and will be the second game of a women’s/men’s soccer doubleheader as the women’s program will host Army at 6 p.m.
UNCG hits the road for the first time Sept. 1 when it travels to UNCW for a matchup against the Seahawks, which posted a 9-6-2 record last year. The Spartans return home for two more games at the UNCG Soccer Stadium, hosting James Madison Sept. 5 and 2013 Conference USA Champion Charlotte Sept. 9. UNCG knocked off the then-15th ranked 49ers last season in Charlotte with a 1-0 victory.
After a second road game, this time at Longwood (Sept.13), the Spartans return for a pair of difficult home games. UNCG will host Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia Tech Sept. 16 and Georgia State Sept. 20. The Spartans wrap up the non-conference schedule with a trip to the Palmetto State, travelling to Columbia to take on South Carolina Sept. 23
The 2014 SoCon schedule will feature a 10-game slate that sees the Spartans play a home-and-home series against the other five members of the league in Furman, Wofford, Mercer, East Tennessee State and VMI. The Spartans open the conference season Sept. 30 when they travel to rival Furman in the first of two meetings.
UNCG hosts its first league game of the year Oct. 4 when it welcomes in reigning regular season champion Wofford into the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Spartans close out the regular season with the 2014 Homecoming Weekend and senior day Nov. 1 hosting VMI for the Homecoming game.
The 2014 Southern Conference Tournament begins Nov. 8 with a new format. The top two seeds in the standings will receive byes to the semifinals while the third and fourth seeds will host a pair of quarterfinals games on campus. The SoCon Tournament moves to the UNCG Soccer Stadium Nov. 13 for the semifinals and the finals Nov. 15.
2014 UNCG Men’s Soccer Schedule
Aug. 20 GUILFORD (Exhibition), 7 p.m.; Aug. 23 LIBERTY (Exhibition), 7 p.m.; Aug. 29 CAMPBELL, 8 p.m.; Sept. 1 at UNCW, 7 p.m.; Sept. 5 JAMES MADISON, 7 p.m.; Sept. 9 CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m.; Sept. 13 at Longwood, 6 p.m.; Sept. 16 VIRGINIA TECH, 7 p.m.; Sept. 20 GEORGIA STATE, 7 p.m.; Sept. 23 at South Carolina, 7 p.m.; Sept. 30 at Furman*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 4 WOFFORD*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 7 at Mercer*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 11 EAST TENNESSEE STATE*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 14 at VMI*, 4 p.m.; Oct. 18 MERCER*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 21 FURMAN*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 25 at Wofford*, 7 p.m.; Oct. 28 at East Tennessee State*, 7 p.m.; Nov. 1 VMI* (Homecoming), 7 p.m.; Nov. 8 SoCon Tournament Quarterfinals; Nov. 13 SoCon Tournament Semifinals; Nov. 15 SoCon Tournament Finals.
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