June 1, 2018
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team released its schedule for the 2018 season, announced by Head Coach Dave Nolan. The defending BIG EAST Regular Season and Tournament champions will return to action in early August to face a challenging non-conference schedule as well as an exciting BIG EAST Conference slate.
In 20 total games this season, including two exhibition games, the Hoyas will face six teams that qualified for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
"This schedule once again puts us against some of the top teams in the nation," said Nolan. "We open up with two tough games at the Virginia Tech Tournament. Returning then to host a Duke team that went to the college cup last year. A trio of Ivy league schools are also on the docket, along with two tough local schools in George Washington & George Mason. Toss in a road trip to Morgantown, West Virginia for another great battle against West Virginia and we have the challenging non-conference schedule we need."
The Blue & Gray will return to the Hilltop in early August for preseason camp and start the season with a pair of road exhibition games against American (Aug. 8) and Penn State (Aug. 11), which made it to the quarterfinals of the College Cup in 2017. GU will begin the regular season on the road in the Virginia Tech Tournament on August 17 against Georgia and August 19 against host Virginia Tech.
Georgetown will host eight teams this season, including four BIG EAST teams. Conference play at home will begin with DePaul (Sept. 27), Villanova (Oct. 7), Providence (Oct. 14) and Butler (Oct. 21). The Hoyas will kick off the regular season on August 17 in the Virginia Tech Tournament and will take on Georgia on the first day of play and then host Virginia Tech (Aug. 19).
GU's home slate will begin on August 23, as the team will host the College Cup runner-ups Duke at Shaw Field, followed by Yale (Aug. 26). The squad will also host George Mason (Sept. 9) and Columbia (Sept. 16).
Following the Virginia Tech Tournament, GU will be on the road on August 30 as the Blue & Gray take on local rival George Washington and then West Virginia (Sept. 2). The Mountaineers have not ranked outside of the top 10 of the coaches poll since the third week of the 2015 season and finished the 2017 season ranked No. 10 in the nation. During the 2016 campaign, the Hoyas defeated WVU in a 1-0 double overtime win at No. 1 West Virginia, which put Georgetown prominently on the national scene since then.
Other road games include Princeton (Sept. 13), St. John's (Sept. 23), Seton Hall (Sept. 30), Creighton (Oct. 4), Marquette (Oct. 18) and Xavier (Oct. 25).
"Once again the Big East promises to be another grind." said Nolan. "Both Butler and Marquette went to the NCAA's last year and DePaul and St. John's are always a tough game for us. As two-time defending champs, we yet again have another bullseye on our back. However, I know the girls are excited to challenge again for the conference crown and hopefully another NCAA tournament appearance."
Georgetown completed the 2017 campaign with a 14-3-4 record and finished as both the BIG EAST Regular Season and Tournament champions for the first time in program history. The Hoyas were just the fourth team in league history to win back-to-back titles. GU's NCAA Tournament berth was the eighth for the Blue & Gray.
August 8 @ American (Exb.) 5:00 P.M.
August 11 @ Penn State (Exb.) 7:00 P.M.
August 17 @ Georgia 5:00 P.M.
August 19 @ Virginia Tech 2:00 P.M.
August 23 V. DUKE 4:00 P.M.
August 26 V. YALE 1:00 P.M.
August 30 @ GWU 5:00 P.M.
September 2 @ WVU 3:00 P.M.
September 9 V. GEORGE MASON 12:00 P.M.
September 14 @ Princeton 7:00 P.M.
September 16 V. COLUMBIA 1:00 P.M.
September 23 @ St. Johns 1:00 P.M.
September 27 V. DEPAUL 3:00 P.M.
September 30 @ Seton Hall 1:00 P.M.
October 4 @ Creighton 7:00 P.M.
October 7 V. VILLANOVA 1:00 P.M.
October 14 V. PROVIDENCE 1:00 P.M.
October 18 @ Marquette 7:00 P.M.
October 21 V. BUTLER 1:00 P.M.
October 25 @ Xavier 7:00 P.M.