Hampton University women’s soccer 2019 schedule announced
HAMPTON, Va. – Second-year head coach Kevin Darcy announced the Hampton University women’s soccer 2019 schedule Tuesday, unveiling a schedule that features nine home matches, headlined by out of conference opponents Navy, East Carolina, University of Richmond and Elon coming to Hampton’s Lady Pirate Field.
The Pirates open the season on the road with VMI prior to matches at Canisius, Saint Peter’s and their final non-conference game at East Tennessee State.
“We’re very excited about our 2019 schedule,” Darcy said. “Our non-conference schedule presents a challenging group of teams but will help prepare us for Big South Conference play starting in September with a match up at USC Upstate on September 21st in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We’re also thrilled to have nine home games, giving our fans and the Hampton community even more opportunities to cheer us on and support NCAA Division I women’s soccer right in their backyard.”
Hampton will also play two exhibition matches in preparation for the 2019 regular season against the College of William & Mary August 13th in Williamsburg, VA and at home vs. Chowan University on August 18th.
Coming off the Big South opener at Upstate, the Pirates host Longwood University on September 25th and finish off the month on the road vs. Gardner Webb. After a match at High Point, the Pirates return home to host UNC Asheville & Winthrop before visiting 2018 Big South Conference champs Radford on October 16th. To close out the regular season Hampton will host Presbyterian College and Charleston Southern before finishing off the Big South slate at Campbell University on October 26th.
“Given the incoming class and the solid returning player core, our goal is to make the Big South tournament and challenge for the conference title. Things are in place for the program’s success and we can’t wait for pre-season camp to kick off and to start the process,” Darcy added.
For more information on Hampton University women’s soccer, please contact the Office of Sports Information at 757-727-5757 or visit the official Pirates website at www.hamptonpirates.com.