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Army announces 2018 women’s soccer slate

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West Point Athletics

First-year head coach Adrian Blewitt of the Army West Point women’s soccer team has announced the schedule for the 2018 season.

The Black Knights’ 19-game slate is comprised of 10 road games, eight home contests and one at a neutral site.

“We enter the fall season with a very challenging non-conference schedule,” Blewitt said. “With seven away games and three home games, we will face some adversity and difficult travel schedules that will make us stronger and more prepared for the demands of Patriot League play. I know after a successful first spring with the team, we are all eager and optimistic to show the progress which has been made with our program. We have 11 new faces joining in the fall, and a new coaching staff, so most opponents may not know quite what to expect when they face our team this season. We are all looking forward to seeing the progress this team will make.”

Army opens its season at Wagner on Aug. 17 before making its first appearance at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field against Marshall on the 19th.

Seven of the next nine games are to be played away from West Point, including a trip out to Arizona to face Northern Arizona and Cal. State Northridge on Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, respectfully. One of the two home games is against Air Force on Sept. 7 for the first meeting at West Point between the two service-academy rivals since 2006. 

The Cadets begin Patriot League play at Lehigh on Sept. 15 before traveling to Hudson Valley foe Marist on the 19th. Army closes out the month with home league matches against Colgate and Lafayette and a road contest at Loyola.

A busy month of October is highlighted by the annual Star Match against service-academy rival Navy on the 12th in Annapolis, Md. Army caps its regular season with a pair of home games against Holy Cross and American on Oct. 21 and 27, respectively.

For more information on Army West Point women’s soccer, visit GoArmyWestPoint.com and follow @ArmyWP_WSoccer on Twitter.