Virginia Tech women’s soccer 2019 schedule announced
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech women’s soccer head coach Charles “Chugger” Adair has announced the team’s 2019 schedule, a slate that features half of its opponents coming off of a 2018 NCAA Championship appearance and includes four that advanced to the Round of 16 and the two squads that played for the 2018 title. [+View the Full Schedule]
Highlighting Tech’s 18-game schedule is three nationally-televised ACC games in the month of October. The Hokies will be on the newly launched ACC Network twice – a 2 p.m. game at Thompson Field on Sunday, October 6 against Duke and a 5 p.m. match at NC State set for Sunday, October 13. ESPNU will broadcast Tech’s Sunday, October 27 game at NCAA runner-up North Carolina, set for a 3 p.m. kickoff.
“We are excited to announce the 2019 Virginia Tech women’s soccer schedule,” Adair said. “The upcoming schedule features a challenging non-conference schedule which we believe will both challenge our team and prepare ourselves for the next phase of our season, the ACC schedule. Within the non-conference we will get the opportunity to host quality opponents as well as test ourselves with challenging road trips.
“Once we begin our ACC schedule, we will be tested once again both at home and on the road within the toughest conference in the nation. We can’t wait to get back on Thompson Field and make another run into the NCAA tournament.”
The Hokies will play a total of nine regular-season matches at Thompson Field this year and includes 2018 National Champion Florida State visiting Blacksburg October 10. Tech opens the regular season with a home weekend against Liberty (Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.) and Cincinnati (Sunday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m.).
The team will also play non-conference foes Alabama and Yale and ACC opponents Miami, Wake Forest and Boston College in Blacksburg this year. Non-conference games on the road include Georgia and Auburn at the Bulldog Classic in Athens, Georgia, and the College of Charleston and UNC Wilmington at the Battle by the Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Tech will travel to Virginia, Clemson and Pittsburgh to close out its ACC road trips. To see the entire 2019 schedule, with dates and times, click here.
At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams in the league standings will advance to the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship with home sites utilized in the quarterfinals. The semifinals and championship game will be competed at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.