WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's soccer program officially released its schedule for fall 2017 as announced by head coach Liza Offreda, who enters her fourth season at the helm. The Bison went 2-15 last season and 1-12 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play. The 2017 slate features 17 games with 10 at home, three of those games will be on Hoy Field, and seven on the road.
Gallaudet will be begin the season on the road with a quick trip over to Trinity Washington University on Friday, Sept. 1. The Bison begin their home schedule on Sunday, Sept. 3, at Hotchkiss Field vs. Hood College at 1 p.m. This begins a four-game non-conference homestand for the buff and blue. GU will host Notre Dame of Maryland University (Sept. 6), Penn St.-Mont Alto (Sept. 9) and University of Valley Forge (Sept. 16) with the latter two games being played on Hoy Field. The Bison hit the road to Hollins University on Sept. 17 before returning home for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener. Gallaudet begins NEAC play with a contest against Bryn Athyn College (Sept. 23). GU will travel to Wilson College (Sept. 27) before closing out the busy month with a home conference game against defending NEAC champion Penn St.-Berks (Sept. 30).
The month of October begins with Gallaudet in New York to face SUNY Cobleskill (Oct. 7) and SUNY Poly (Oct. 8). GU remains on the road the following weekend with a trip to Penn St.-Abington (Oct. 14). The Bison return home for a four-game homestand. GU will welcome Lancaster Bible College (Oct. 17) under the lights before a busy Homecoming Weekend. Gallaudet will play Keuka College (Oct. 21) on Hoy Field for homecoming and Wells College (Oct. 22) the following afternoon. Gallaudet will recognize its senior class on Thursday, Oct. 26, with a home night game against Washington Adventist University at 7 p.m. GU closes out its regular-season schedule with a NEAC game at College of Saint Elizabeth (Oct. 28).
The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Nov. 1, followed by semifinals on Nov. 4 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 5.
2017 Gallaudet Women's Soccer Schedule Overview
- Season Opener: at Trinity Washington (Fri., Sept. 1)
- Home Opener: vs. Hood (Sun., Sept. 3)
- Conference Opener: vs. Bryn Athyn (Sat., Sept. 23)
- 2016 Conference Champs: vs. Penn St.-Berks (Sat., Sept. 30)
- Homecoming: vs. Keuka (Sat., Oct. 21)
- Senior Night: vs. Washington Adventist (Thu., Oct. 26)