WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's soccer program officially released its schedule for fall 2018 as announced by head coach Dr. Liza Offreda, who enters her fifth season at the helm. The Bison went 8-7-1 last season and 3-6-1 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play. The 2017 slate features 17 games with nine at home, two of those games will be on Hoy Field, and eight on the road.
Gallaudet showed quite the improvement last season where the Bison gained six wins from their 2016 total to finish with a winning record and new school record marks for wins (8) and goals (55).
Gallaudet will be begin the season on the road with a short trip over to Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., on Friday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m.
The month of September finds the Bison on the road in Baltimore to go up against Notre Dame of Maryland University on Sept. 4 before the home and conference opener against College of Saint Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 8. This begins a five-game homestand for the buff and blue. GU will host Hollins University (Sept. 9), Wilson College (Sept. 12), Penn College (Sept. 15) and Penn St.-Abington (Sept. 19). The last two games are conference games as Wilson leaves the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) to compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). GU will then travel on Sept. 22 to Penn St.-Berks, the defending NEAC champion. Gallaudet returns home to close out the month at home against Wells College and Keuka College.
GU will begin October on the road in New York against SUNY Poly on Oct. 6. The following Saturday, GU plays host to SUNY Cobleskill (Oct. 13) on Hoy Field. The next four games are on the road against Marymount (Va.) University (Oct. 15), Morrisville State College (Oct. 20), Cazenovia College (Oct. 21) and Lancaster Bible College (Oct. 24). Gallaudet closes out its regular-season schedule with home game against Trinity Washington University (Oct. 27) on Homecoming weekend. This game will also be senior night for the team's seniors.
The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Oct. 30, followed by semifinals on Nov. 3 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 4.
2018 Gallaudet Women's Soccer Schedule Overview
- Season Opener: at Washington Adventist (Fri., Aug. 31)
- Home Opener/Conference Opener: vs. St. Elizabeth (Sat., Sept. 8)
- 2017 Conference Champs: at Penn St.-Berks (Sat., Sept. 22)
- Homecoming/Senior Night: vs. Trinity Washington (Sat., Oct. 27)