Women's Soccer Unveils 2008 Schedule
July 10, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington women's soccer head coach Tanya Vogel has formally released the 2008 women's soccer schedule, which features matches against Big East power Rutgers and ACC members Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
GW opens the 2008 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 23, in New Brunswick, NJ, against Rutgers. The Colonials return home to face Old Dominion and Bryant on the 29th and 31st of August.
The Colonials then travel to take on two strong ACC opponents in the Virginia Tech Tournament. While in Blacksburg, VA, GW will face the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest, a team that was seeded 4th in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. They'll conclude their trip competing against the host Hokies. The GW women then return home to host Delaware State and Howard on Alumni Weekend, Sept. 12-14. GW concludes its non-conference schedule in Washington, DC against cross-town rival American.
The 11-match A-10 schedule begins with a split weekend, hosting Fordham on Friday, Sept 26th before traveling to La Salle to face the Explorers on Sunday, Sept. 28th. GW returns to Mount Vernon the weekend of Oct. 3, for matches against Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Colonials then travel to upstate New York, where they will face St. Bonaventure in an early game on Friday, Oct. 10 before continuing the road trip to Pittsburgh, PA, where they will face Duquesne at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.
GW will celebrate "Senior Weekend" when they honor seven senior athletes October 17-19. The opponents that weekend include Friday's match versus defending A-10 Champion Charlotte and Sunday's game versus 2006 A-10 Champion Saint Louis. The Colonials will go on the road for the final regular-season matches against Saint Joseph's and Temple on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, respectively.
Saint Louis University's Hermann Stadium will host the six-team Atlantic 10 Championship beginning Thursday, Nov. 6. Hermann Stadium was the site of the 2006 Men's College Cup and the GW women are looking forward to the opportunity to compete for the A-10 Championship in November.