DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team announced its schedule for the upcoming 2011 season Monday.
The Wildcats kick off the regular season hosting a trio of contests, starting with matchups against Rhode Island (Aug. 26) and Iona (Sept. 1) at Bremner Field. New Hampshire rounds out its homestand just three days later with a rematch against Michigan State (Sept. 4) at Lewis Fields.
The 'Cats follow up the three game slate with a trip to the University of Vermont for the Smith Barney Classic to take on Colgate (Sept. 9) and Massachusetts (Sept. 11).
Following the tournament the Wildcats hit the road for a matchup against Adelphi (Sept. 16) and then come back home to host the 22nd annual UNH Nike Fall Soccer Classic on Sept. 23 and 25 at Bremner Field. The 'Cats face off against Air Force (Sept. 23) before finishing off the tournament with a matchup against Hartwick (Sept. 25).
The Wildcats follow up with a four-game homestand, opening up conference play with a matchup against Stony Brook (Sept. 30), followed by contests against Bradley (Oct. 3), Binghamton (Oct. 8) and Hartford (Oct. 11).
UNH makes a brief stop on the road to battle against the University of Maryland Baltimore County (Oct. 14) in a rematch of last year's conference championship when the Retrievers won the title, defeating the Wildcats 5-4 on penalty kicks after two overtime periods.
After the pit stop, New Hampshire plays three of its next five games in Durham with night tilts against Holy Cross (Oct. 18), Vermont (Oct. 22) and Dartmouth (Nov. 1). UNH's two road contests during that stretch are against Boston University (Oct. 26) and Albany (Oct. 29).