Women's soccer unveils 2013 schedule
July 8, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team and head coach Sue Ryan announced the squad's 2013 schedule on Monday. The defending America East champions will play nine games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium and will open the season on Aug. 23 against BIG EAST foe Seton Hall.
"We are ready for another very exciting season and I know our team is as well," Ryan explained. "We have a nicely balanced schedule that will help us prepare for conference play and beyond."
Five of the Seawolves' first seven games will be played at home, starting with a matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m. Stony Brook will also host Fairfield (Aug. 30), NJIT (Sept. 1), Siena (Sept. 8) and Wagner (Sept. 12) in the first month of the season, with a contest at Yale (Sept. 6) also on the docket.
The Seawolves will then embark on a trip to Boulder, Colo. for the Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic. Stony Brook will take on its first Pac 12 opponent in program history when it faces host Colorado on Sept. 20, before wrapping up the weekend vs. Northern Colorado on Sept. 22.
Stony Brook will then look to defend its conference crown when it opens an eight-game America East slate on Sept. 29 at Vermont. The Seawolves will also travel to Hartford for a rematch of the 2012 conference championship on Oct. 10, and will head to Binghamton (Oct. 20) and Maine (Oct. 27) as well.
The Seawolves' conference home opener is set for Oct. 6 against league newcomer, UMass-Lowell. Stony Brook will also welcome Albany (Oct. 13), UMBC (Oct. 17) and New Hampshire (Oct. 24) to LaValle Stadium in America East action.
The 2013 America East Championship is set for Oct. 31-Nov. 10. The top six teams in the conference standings will advance to postseason play and all games will be hosted by the higher seed. Last year, Stony Brook became the first team in America East history to win the tournament as a No. 6 seed, knocking off the top three seeds on the road to win its first title in program history.