WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's soccer program officially released its schedule for fall 2019 as announced by head coach Dr. Liza Offreda, who enters her sixth season at the helm. The Bison went 7-9-1 last season and 4-6-1 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play. The 2019 slate features 17 games with eight at home and nine on the road.
The Bison tied the program's record for conference wins (four) in a season, a mark it reached in 2010 - the first year in the conference.
Gallaudet will be begin the season at home under the lights at Hotchkiss Field against Notre Dame of Maryland University, on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The Bison complete the weekend with a home afternoon game against St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) on Sunday, Sept. 1.
GU will spend the bulk of September on the road with four of seven games away from home. The Bison will play a weekend series at College of St. Elizabeth (Sept. 7) and Yeshiva University (Sept. 8) before beginning North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play on Sept. 14 against Penn St.-Berks. The following Saturday the buff and blue will be at Penn College (Sept. 21) before returning home to host Lancaster Bible College (Sept. 25) for a mid-week conference night game at Hotchkiss Field. The month wraps up with a trip to Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg (Sept. 28) as the Bison welcome Penn St.-Harrisburg back to the NEAC.
The month of October begins at home against Marymount (Va.) University in a non-conference night game on Oct. 2 before hitting the road for three straight conference games. GU returns to the state of Pennsylvania to face Penn St.-Abington (Oct. 5) before a weekend trip to upstate New York to face Keuka College (Oct. 12) and Wells College (Oct. 13). The Bison will then play host to SUNY Poly on Oct. 19 before making the short trip over to Trinity Washington University (Oct. 22) for a mid-week game. Gallaudet will complete the month at SUNY Cobleskill (Oct. 26) for its final NEAC regular-season away game.
Gallaudet will wrap up the regular-season schedule the first weekend of November as the Bison play host to Cazenovia College (Nov. 1) and Morrisville St. (Nov. 2) on Senior Day.
The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Nov. 5, followed by semifinals on Nov. 9 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 10.
2019 Gallaudet Women's Soccer Schedule Overview
- Season/Home Opener: vs. Notre Dame (Md.) (Fri., Aug. 30)
- Conference Opener: vs. Penn St.-Berks (Sat., Sept. 14)
- Senior Day: vs. Morrisville St. (Sat., Nov. 2)