WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University soccer program has officially released its schedule for Fall 2016 as announced by head coach Pedro Braz, in his second season. The team returned last season from a two-year hiatus with a record of 2-13-2 and 1-11 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). With more experience the team hopes to increase the number of wins this year. The schedule features 10 home matches and 10 on the road.
"We have come a long way in our first full year as a program," said Braz. "It's great to have all these great institutions on the 2016 schedule but it will definitely be a challenging year. We truly think playing a tough schedule is the way we can grow as individuals but also collectively. We are hoping the alumni, friends, and family continue to support our young program moving forward."
GU kicks off the season with four straight matches at Hotchkiss Field beginning on Friday, Sept. 2, against McDaniel College at 7 p.m. The Bison will then face Christendom College on Tuesday, Sept. 6, under the lights before they hosting Wilson College in the NEAC opener on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. The Bison will then host Wisconsin Lutheran on Sunday, Sept. 11, for an 11 a.m. game.
Gallaudet will play five straight games on the road before returning home to host Penn College for the final match in September on the 25th.
The month of October will be full of NEAC play starting at home against Keuka College on Saturday, Oct. 1, and Wells College on Sunday, Oct. 2. The following week, the Bison will travel to Pennsylvania for matches against Lancaster Bible College and Penn St.-Berks. Gallaudet will host three matches at home before the final home match against Cazenovia College which will mark Senior Day on Oct. 16. The regular-season schedule will come to a close on the road in New York against SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, Oct. 22, and at SUNY Cobleskill on Sunday, Oct. 23.
The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Nov. 2, followed by semifinals on Nov. 4 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 5.
2016 Gallaudet Men's Soccer Schedule Overview
- Season/home opener: vs. McDaniel College (Fri., Sept. 2)
- Conference opener: vs. Wilson College (Sat., Sept. 10)
- 2015 Conference Champs: vs. Morrisville College (Sat., Oct. 15)
- Senior Day/Last home game: vs. Cazenovia College (Sun., Oct. 16)