Navy men’s soccer to play three-game fall schedule
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Head coach Tim O’Donohue and the Navy men’s soccer program announced its 2020 fall schedule on Friday morning, which features a pair of regular-season matches against ACC foes along with a friendly against Army.
The Midshipmen are set to kick off its 2020 season on Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m. as they host Syracuse at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will not be allowed to attend Navy’s home match against Syracuse.
All-time against the Orange, the Midshipmen hold a record of 4-1-0 and this is slated to be the first matchup between the two programs since 1933.
Navy’s second regular-season matchup comes on the road on Sunday, October 18 against North Carolina State at 7 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C. This is the Midshipmen’s first match against the Wolfpack since 2010.
Both of Navy’s 2020 ACC foes earned spots in the 2019 NCAA Tournament with North Carolina State bowing out of the tournament in the first round and Syracuse advanced to the second round of the championship.
Navy is also in the process of finalizing a friendly against Army with the date and location to be determined. The regular-season match between Army and Navy, which will be a Star Match, will be contested in the spring on a date to be determined.
The Midshipmen are coming off of one of its best seasons in program history after going 12-4-1 in 2019, which began with 11-straight wins for the program’s best start in history since 1964.