CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The five-time New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) champion Lesley University women's soccer team announced their 2017 fall schedule, Wednesday afternoon. In addition to their eight NECC games, the Lynx will play 11 non-conference matches including three against GNAC and NEWMAC opponents.
Lesley begins 2017 on the road against the Commonwealth Coast Conference's Eastern Nazarene College on Friday night, September 1st. The following day MIT travels across the city for a match on Saturday September 2nd. The Engineers earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament in 2016 after falling to WPI in the NEWMAC title game, 3-1. Lesley will conclude the opening homestand against the GNAC's Simmons College on Wednesday September 6th at 8:00 p.m.
After going on the road to play their second NEWMAC team, Wellesley College on September 9th and the MASCAC's Fitchburg State University, they return to home to face their second GNAC opponent. The Lynx will host Suffolk University at 8:00 p.m. on September 14th before beginning conference play against Southern Vermont College on September 16th at 1:00 p.m.
The Lynx will close out the final Saturday in September with a re-match of the 2016 conference title game as they host Elms College at 2:30 p.m. The Blazers defeated the Lynx twice in 2016 with a one-goal win on September 24, 2016 then again in the championship by a score of 4-2 on November 5th.
Breaking from conference play, Lesley will travel to Rotch Field in Boston, Mass. to face Emerson College in the Sixth Annual Charles River Cup on Tuesday September 26th. The Lynx hold a 3-2 record over the Lions winning the first three meetings but Emerson has won the last two meetings by a combined score of 3-0.
Lesley will be home for the next three straight games beginning with a non-conference match against Little East Conference's Rhode Island College on Thursday 28th at 8:00p.m. Their match against the Anchormen will also coincide with Faculty Night. They will close out the home-stand with a 3:00 p.m. match against NECC foe Bay Path University on Saturday October 7th.
They will conclude the regular season at home against Becker College on Wednesday October 25th at 8:00 p.m. before beginning conference tournament play on Saturday October 28th.
Click here to view the 2017 schedule in its entirety: http://lesleyathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2017-18/schedule