2015 Loyola Women's Soccer Schedule
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BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team has announced its 16-game schedule for the 2015 season, which features six home games at Ridley Athletic Complex.
The 2015 schedule is subject to change and times will be announced at a later date. Check LoyolaGreyhounds.com for the most up-to-date information on contests throughout the season.
Prior to opening its Patriot League slate midway through September, Loyola will face seven non-conference foes, including two top-10 regionally ranked teams from the 2014 season.
The Greyhounds open the year on their home turf, hosting the University of Delaware on Friday, Aug. 21. Following the match, fans are invited to come down to the field and watch Disney's Big Hero 6 on the video board with the Greyhounds.
Two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season champion Monmouth University travels to Loyola for its first matchup against the Greyhounds in 20 years on Monday, Aug. 24. In 2014, the Hawks spent four weeks on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Top 10 Regional rankings, falling off just prior to the MAAC Tournament in November.
Loyola continues its rigorous schedule, facing a second-straight regionally ranked opponent in Temple University on Friday, Aug. 28.
The Greyhounds will take on Cornell University for the first time in program history on Sunday, Aug. 30, in Ithaca, New York, before traveling to Loretto, Pennsylvania to face St. Francis University the following weekend (Friday, Sept. 4), for it's first matchup with the Red Flash since the team's inaugural season in 1992.
For the second time in as many years, Loyola will participate in the Battle of Baltimore with UMBC, Towson University and Mount St. Mary's University. On Friday, Sept. 11, the Greyhounds will take on UMBC in Catonsville, Maryland, followed by a neutral-site matchup on the following Sunday at the Mount campus against Towson University.
The Battle of Baltimore marks the end of the non-conference schedule, as Loyola welcomes Lafayette College Saturday, Sept. 19, for the Patriot League home opener.
The United States Naval Academy will host a double header between the Midshipmen and the Greyhounds on Saturday, Sept. 26. Last season, Loyola made its first-ever appearance in the Patriot League Tournament, falling to the Mids, 4-1, in the quarterfinals.
Loyola closes out the month of September hosting American University on Wednesday, Sept. 30, before traveling to take on two-time Patriot League Tournament Champion Boston University Saturday, Oct. 3. Despite entering the league tournament as the number two seed the past two seasons, the Terriers have won the title in consecutive showings since joining the league with Loyola in 2013.
Loyola makes the trek to the Lehigh Valley to take on Lehigh University Saturday, Oct. 10, before returning to Ridley Athletic Complex to host Army West Point on Saturday, Oct. 17. The weekend matchup will be Hero Appreciation Night. To thank our local service members, as well as our military families, Loyola will invite fans to watch the Greyhounds take on the Black Knights free of charge.
The Greyhounds close out the season with a pair of road matches against Bucknell University (Wednesday, Oct. 21) and Colgate University (Saturday, Oct. 24), before ending the regular season with a battle between the Greyhounds and the Crusaders of College of the Holy Cross on Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31).
The Patriot League Championships begin with quarterfinal action Tuesday, Nov. 3. The top six teams in the league's regular-season standings will advance to championship play with the top two seeds receiving byes to the semifinals. The regular-season champion will host the semifinal and championship matches Friday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 8, respectively. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA College Cup.
2015 Loyola Women's Soccer Schedule
|Monday||Aug. 10||at||Drexel (Exhibition)|
|Friday||Aug. 14||Mount St. Mary's (Exhibition)|
|Monday||Aug. 17||Rider (Exhibition)|
|Friday||Sept. 4||at||St. Francis (Pa.)|
|Saturday||Oct. 3||at||Boston University|
|Saturday||Oct. 17||Army West Point|
|Saturday||Oct. 31||Holy Cross|
|Tuesday||Nov. 3||Patriot League Quarterfinals|
|Friday||Nov. 6||Patriot League Semifinals|
|Sunday||Nov. 8||Patriot League Championship|
* - Indicates the Battle of Baltimore