STONY BROOK, N.Y. — The Stony Brook University women’s soccer program and head coach Brendan Faherty Tuesday announced the team’s fall schedule.
Coming off of an America East Tournament Championship and the second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, the team will host seven home games at LaValle Stadium and begin the year on a road swing that will feature first-meetings with three Power 5 opponents. The Seawolves will face opponents from seven conferences, including two each from the ACC, Pac12 and Big East, and one each from the CAA, ASUN, NEC and MAAC.
“When putting together the non-conference schedule, the goal was to challenge ourselves while providing our student-athletes new experiences,” said Faherty. “We believe by raising the bar in the non-conference portion of the season, the more we will find out about our team, which will better prepare us for the America East conference games.
“The America East will once again be a league where on any given day any team can win. The challenge for us will be to find that consistency from game to game in our performances that will put us in a position to extend our season past October 21. Though at times it is hard not to look ahead to certain matches, our focus is always one game at a time, and the most important game on our schedule is August 17 at Oregon.”
The Seawolves will begin the season with an exhibition game at Fordham on Saturday, Aug. 11 before setting out to the West Coast for two games. They will play their season opener at Oregon on Friday, Aug. 17 and move to Corvallis to take on Oregon State two days later.
Stony Brook will remain on the road to take on fellow NCAA Division I Tournament participant Notre Dame, as well as Seton Hall and Boston College to round out the opening month of the year.
The Seawolves will travel to nearby St. John’s on Sunday, Sept. 2, before hosting NJIT in their home opener on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Wagner will come to LaValle Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.
After games at Iona and Hofstra, Stony Brook will return home to host Delaware State on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., and round out the week hosting Maine on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. in its America East opener.
A trip to Albany will break up three straight league games at LaValle for the Seawolves, as they host Vermont on Sept. 30 and Binghamton on Oct. 4.
Stony Brook will close the conference slate with three of its final four games on the road. The Seawolves will make trips to New Hampshire and UMBC before returning home to host Hartford on Senior Night, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.
Prior to the America East Playoffs, Stony Brook will conclude the regular season at UMass Lowell on Sunday, Oct. 21. The post season will begin on Thursday, Oct. 25 with quarterfinal matches being played on-site at the higher seed. Semifinal play will continue on Sunday, Oct. 28 and the championship game will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3.
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