Women's Soccer Releases 2017 Schedule

Women's Soccer Releases 2017 Schedule

ANDERSON, S.C. - After advancing to the South Atlantic Conference semifinals for the third straight season, the expectations are even higher in 2017 as Anderson University women's soccer coach Julie Davis Carlson has released her 2017 schedule.

The 2016 squad finished sixth in the SAC while advancing to the conference semifinals for the third straight year. The Trojans finished the season with a 9-6-2 overall record and posted a 6-4-1 record in league play.

The 2017 women's soccer schedule features six non-conference matches, including first time opponents Missouri-St. Louis, Lynn and UNC Pembroke and 10 conference matches.

Carson-Newman shared the SAC regular season title while winning the SAC tournament championship. The Trojans narrowly loss to Carson-Newman (1-0, OT) during regular season play while being eliminated by the Eagles from the SAC tournament in the semifinals. The Black and Gold are set to square off with the defending champions on Sept. 30 at Trojan Stadium.

Davis Carlson on the upcoming season: "The 2017 schedule is very competitive and has a great layout for our team's preparation going into the SAC. It was designed to be challenging yet accomplishable to gain regional and national recognition as long as the results play out in our favor. We play two NCAA top ranked teams with Missouri-St. Louis (#5 Midwest Region) at the Barton Classic and #13 North Georgia. We will also face difficult opposition with Lynn University and UNC-Pembroke (#4 Southeast Region) who have both been very successful and been to the NCAA tournament. This will give us great in site preparing the SAC as well as prepare physically and mentally. We have a very strong squad returning and a very strong recruiting class to rebuild our offensive threat. The expectations for this team are very high. Our goal is to return to the SAC semi-finals and advance to the finals in hopes to advance as SAC Champions or be regionally ranked high enough to put ourselves in a position to get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The talent is there. The experience is there. The belief of our players is there."

2017 Trojan Opponents

Barton College (Barton College Classic) – Sept. 1 (A – 7 pm)

2016 Record: 6-10-1, 5-5-1 Conference Carolinas

2016 Finish: 5th in CC, CC Quarterfinal

2016 Result: Did not play

 

Missouri-Saint Louis (Barton College Classic) – Sept. 3 (A – 3 pm)

2016 Record: 13-5-1, 11-3-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference

2016 Finish: 3rd in GLVC, GLVC Semifinals

2016 Result: Did not play

 

Lynn University – Sept. 7 (H – 7 pm)

2016 Record: 3-11-2, 0-7-2 Sunshine State Conference

2016 Finish: 10th in SSC

2016 Result: Did not play

 

UNC – Pembroke Sept. 9 (H - 2 pm)

2016 Record: 12-4-2, 9-1-2 Peach Belt Conference

2016 Finish: T-2nd PBC, PBC Semifinals

2016 Result: Did not play

 

North Georgia – Sept. 13 (H – 5 pm)

2016 Record: 15-3-3, 9-1-2 Peach Belt Conference

2016 Finish: T-2nd PBC, PBC Championship, NCAA Southeast Region Finals

2016 Result: Did not play

 

*Wingate – Sept. 16 (A - 5 pm)

2016 Record: 12-6-1, 8-3 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: T-4th in SAC, SAC Championship Game

2016 Result: AU 2 – WU 0

 

*Coker – Sept. 20 (H – 7:30 pm)

2016 Record: 2-11, 1-10 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: 11th in SAC

2016 Result: AU 2 – CC 0

 

*Tusculum – Sept. 23 (A – 1 pm)

2016 Record: 10-5-3, 8-2-1 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: T-1st in SAC,

2016 Result: AU 0 – TC 1
SAC Quarterfinals: AU 0 – TC 0 (AU – advanced on PK's)

 

*Carson-Newman – Sept. 30 (H – 5 pm)

2016 Record: 17-4-1, 8-2-1 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: T-1st in SAC, SAC Tournament Champion, NCAA Second Round

2016 Result: AU 0 – C-N 1 (OT)
SAC Semifinals: AU 0 – C-N 5

 

*Newberry – Oct. 4 (H – 5 pm)

2016 Record: 7-11-1, 4-6-1 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: 8th in SAC

2016 Result: AU 0 – NBY 2

 

*Lenoir-Rhyne – Oct. 7 (A – 5 pm)

2016 Record: 13-5-2, 8-2-1 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: T-1st in SAC,

2016 Result: AU 1 – L-R 0

 

Erskine – Oct. 11 (A – 4 pm)

2016 Record: 5-12, 4-7 Conference Carolinas

2016 Finish: 9th in CC

2016 Result: AU 4 – EC 0

 

*Catawba – Oct. 14 (H – 7:30 pm)

2016 Record: 6-8-3, 5-4-2 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: 7th in SAC,

2016 Result: AU 1 – CAT 1 (2OT)

 

*Queens – Oct. 18 (A – 5 pm)

2016 Record: 10-7, 8-3 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: T-4th in SAC,

2016 Result: AU 1 – QU 4

 

*Lincoln Memorial – Oct. 21 (H – 1 pm)

2016 Record: 3-10-2, 2-7-2 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: 10th in SAC,

2016 Result: AU 3 – LMU 2 (OT)

*Mars Hill – Oct. 28 (A – 1 pm)

2016 Record: 6-10-1, 3-8 South Atlantic Conference

2016 Finish: 9th in SAC

2016 Result: AU 1 – MH 0

 

SAC Quarterfinals – Oct. 31 (Higher Seed Host – TBD)

SAC Semifinals & Finals – Nov. 3-5 (Rock Hill, S.C.)

2017 Anderson Women's Soccer Schedule: Click Here

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