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ASU Men’s Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule PDF Print
Written by Ryan Bower   
Friday, 22 June 2012 14:53

Appalachian State University men’s soccer head coach Matt Nelson announced the teams schedule for the upcoming 2012 season on Friday. The Mountaineers, who finished last season with a 10-5-4 record and advanced to the Southern Conference Tournament, will face a difficult slate that features four opponents who participated in last year’s NCAA Division I Championship Tournament. Appalachian will see its first action on the pitch with a pair of exhibition matches against

High Point (Aug. 18) and VMI (Aug. 20), the latter of which will be played at home. The Apps open regular season play at home against East Tennessee State on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The Buccaneers finished with a 10-7-4 record a year ago and advanced to the Atlantic Sun championship match before falling to Florida Gulf Coast. ASU’s first regular-season road match takes place at UNC Asheville on Aug. 30 before the Mountaineers return home against UNC Wilmington on Sept. 2 as part of a soccer doubleheader with the women’s team.
Appalachian State will travel to Davidson for a pair of neutral site matches against USC Upstate (Sept. 8) and Richmond (Sept. 10) to begin a seven-match road stretch that includes another pair of matches in Wilmington, N.C. The Mountaineers will take on Binghamton (Sept. 14) and Saint Mary’s (Sept. 16) in the Port City. Saint Mary’s finished with a record of 11-7-5 last year and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual national champion North Carolina. The Gaels ended last year ranked No. 14 in the NCSAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I men’s soccer top-25
A non-conference tilt with another NCAA Tournament participant awaits when the Apps travel to Wake Forest on Sept. 25 before opening SoCon play at UNC Greensboro on Sept. 29. Appalachian will close out its road swing with matches at Gardner-Webb (Oct. 2) and College of Charleston (Oct. 6) before returning home against Georgia Southern on Oct. 9.
The Mountaineers will then travel to Furman on Oct. 13 for a key conference matchup against the Paladins, who received an at-large bid to last year’s NCAA Tournament and finished the season receiving votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire poll. The Apps take on their final non-conference opponent of the season when Belmont travels to the High Country on Oct. 16. Another crucial SoCon match will take place at home against defending league champion Elon on Oct. 20.
The Phoenix upset UNCG in the SoCon Championship match last year to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAATournament. Appalachian State closes out the regular with matches at Wofford (Oct. 23) and at home against Davidson (Oct. 27). The 2012 Southern Conference Men’s Soccer Championship begins with matches at campus sites on Nov. 3 and finishes with the semifinals and finals in Cary, N.C. on Nov. 9 and 11.


2012 ASU Men's Soccer Schedule


Date  Opponent  Location  Time (ET)  Results  Media 


Sat, Aug 18   High Point (exhibition)  at High Point, N.C. 7 p.m. 
Mon, Aug 20   VMI (exhibition)  BOONE, N.C.    2 p.m. 
Fri, Aug 24   EAST TENNESSEE STATE  BOONE, N.C.    7 p.m. 
Thu, Aug 30   UNC Asheville  at Asheville, N.C.    4 p.m. 
Sun, Sep 02   UNC WILMINGTON  BOONE, N.C.    3 p.m. 

Davidson adidas Classic 
Sat, Sep 08   USC Upstate  at Davidson, N.C.    5 p.m. 
Mon, Sep 10   Richmond  at Davidson, N.C.    5 p.m. 

UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Classic 
Fri, Sep 14   Binghamton  at Wilmington, N.C.    5 p.m. 
Sun, Sep 16   Saint Mary's  at Wilmington, N.C.    11:30 a.m. 
Tue, Sep 25   Wake Forest  at Winston-Salem, N.C.    7 p.m. 
Sat, Sep 29   UNC Greensboro *  at Greensboro, N.C.    7 p.m. 
Tue, Oct 02   Gardner-Webb  at Boiling Springs, N.C.    7 p.m. 
Sat, Oct 06   College of Charleston *  at Charleston, S.C.    7 p.m. 
Tue, Oct 09   GEORGIA SOUTHERN *  BOONE, N.C.    6 p.m. 
Sat, Oct 13   Furman *  at Greenville, S.C.    7 p.m. 
Tue, Oct 16   BELMONT  BOONE, N.C.    6 p.m. 
Sat, Oct 20   ELON *  BOONE, N.C.    7 p.m. 
Tue, Oct 23   Wofford *  at Spartanburg, S.C.    3 p.m. 
Sat, Oct 27   DAVIDSON *  BOONE, N.C.    5 p.m. 

Southern Conference Tournament 
Sat, Nov 03   SoCon Quarterfinal  at TBD    TBD 
Fri, Nov 09   SoCon Semifinal  at Cary, N.C.    TBD 
Sun, Nov 11   SoCon Final  at Cary, N.C.    TBD 


* Conference Games 





Photo Courtesy: Matt Nelson, ASU Athletics



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