DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Rob Thompson of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer program announced the team's schedule for the upcoming 2012 season Friday afternoon.
The squad will open its season when it travels out to Oakland University on Aug. 24 (7 p.m.). The Wildcats remain on the road for their following game when they travel to take on Michigan St. on Aug. 26 (2:15 p.m.).
The 'Cats will then return to UNH for their first home game as they face Marist College (Aug. 31 – 7 p.m.) to wrap up the month of August. They then return to the road for three consecutive games, the first of which is at the University of Pennsylvania Quakers (Sept. 2 – 6 p.m.). Their next two road games will be on neutral territory for the Smith Barney Classic at the University of Vermont. In the first game, the Wildcats will take on Niagara (Sept. 7 – 1:30 p.m.) and face Central Connecticut State University in the second game (Sept. 9 – 11 a.m.).
The squad returns to New Hampshire for its third home game of the season when it hosts Adelphi (Sept. 26 – 4 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium. Returning to the road, the Wildcats will head to Binghamton to start America East play on Sept. 29 (7 p.m.). The team returns home to face the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Oct. 6 – 7 p.m.) to open up the month of October. Another road trip ensues when the Wildcats travel to Hartford (Oct. 10 – 7 p.m.) for a tilt under the lights.
Returning home, the Wildcats will host Albany for an afternoon match Oct. 14 (2 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium. New Hampshire will take a one-game break from conference play when it travels to Holy Cross Oct. 16 (7 p.m.), however return to conference play when it travels to Vermont (Oct. 20 – 2 p.m.) the following weekend. The 'Cats will wrap up its three-game road trip when they face defending conference champion Stony Brook (Oct. 24 – 7 p.
New Hampshire will honor its seven seniors at home as they return for their final homestand against Boston University (Oct. 27 – 7 p.m.). The 'Cats then wrap up regular season play when they travel to Dartmouth (Oct. 30 – 7 p.m.) for a non-conference match.
For more information on the upcoming season, visit www.unhwildcats.com.