Appalachian State University women’s soccer will play nine home matches during the upcoming 2012 season, head coach Sarah Strickland announced on Tuesday. The Mountaineers will play two exhibition matches in preparation for the
regular season as they open with a home exhibition against Campbell on Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. before heading to East Tennessee State for a final preseason tune-up at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12.
Appalachian opens the regular season with a road match at Clemson on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. before heading to Tennessee for matches at Austin Peay (Aug. 23) and Belmont (Aug. 26). The Apps open their regular-season home slate with in-state foe High Point on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. before playing host to Longwood on Sept. 2.
A second ACC opponent awaits when the Mountaineers travel to NC State on Sept. 7 before the team travels south to Asheville for a match against UNC Asheville on Sept. 14. Southern Conference play begins for Appalachian with a home match against UNC Greensboro on Sept. 21 and is followed by trip to Elon on Sept. 23.
ASU will play two-straight SoCon home matches when it plays host to Georgia Southern (Sept. 28) and Davidson (Sept. 30) before a four-game road swing beginning with matches at Chattanooga (Oct. 5) and Samford (Oct. 7). The road trip continues for the Apps as they will face Wofford (Oct. 12) and Furman (Oct. 14) before playing their final three matches at home.
Appalachian’s string of home dates begins with a match against the Citadel on Oct. 19 before its final two matches of the season against College of Charleston (Oct. 21) and Western Carolina (Oct. 24). The 2012 Southern Conference Tournament begins on Oct. 28 with on-campus matches in the quarterfinals before the final four teams head to Birmingham, Ala. where they will battle for the SoCon title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
ASU 2012 Schedule Season
Thu, Aug 09 Campbell (Exhibition) Boone, N.C. 4 p.m.
Sun, Aug 12 ETSU (Exhibition) at Johnson City, Tenn. 7 p.m.
Fri, Aug 17 Clemson at Clemson, S.C. 7 p.m.
Fri, Aug 24 Austin Peay at Clarksville, Tenn. 7 p.m.
Sun, Aug 26 Belmont at Nashville, Tenn. 2 p.m.
Fri, Aug 31 High Point Boone, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Sep 02 Longwood Boone, N.C. Noon
Fri, Sep 07 NC State at Raleigh, N.C. 7 p.m.
Fri, Sep 14 UNC Asheville at Asheville, N.C. 4 p.m.
Fri, Sep 21 UNC Greensboro * Boone, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Sep 23 Elon * at Elon, N.C. 2 p.m.
Fri, Sep 28 Georgia Southern * Boone, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Sep 30 Davidson * Boone, N.C. 2 p.m.
Fri, Oct 05 Chattanooga * at Chattanooga, Tenn. 7 p.m.
Sun, Oct 07 Samford * at Birmingham, Ala. 3 p.m.
Fri, Oct 12 Wofford * at Spartanburg, S.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Oct 14 Furman * at Greenville, S.C. 2 p.m.
Fri, Oct 19 The Citadel * Boone, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Oct 21 College of Charleston * Boone, N.C. 2 p.m.
Wed, Oct 24 Western Carolina * Boone, N.C. 7 p.m.
Southern Conference Tournament
Sun, Oct 28 SoCon Quarterfinal at TBD TBD
Fri, Nov 02 SoCon Semifinal at Birmingham, Ala. TBD
Sun, Nov 04 SoCon Final at Birmingham, Ala. TBD
* Conference Games
Photo Courtesy: Sarah Strickland, ASU Athletics