WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men's soccer program officially released its schedule for Fall 2019 as announced by head coach Pedro Braz, in his fifth season. The team posted its third straight five-win season and won four conference games for the second consecutive year. The Bison finished the 2018 campaign with a 6-11 mark and 4-7 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.
"This is most competitive and demanding schedule thus far," said Braz. "After four years we wanted to be in a position where we are able to compete and defeat the top Division III programs in the area. As a program we're excited and getting ready for the challenge."
The 2019 schedule features 17 games with eight at home.
Gallaudet will host three scrimmages in August during training camp before diving into its 2019 slate.
The Bison will begin the season on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at the Elmer Lord Soccer Classic hosted by Salisbury University. GU will open play against St. Mary's (Md.) College on Friday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m. The Bison will then go up against the host Sea Gulls the following day at 3 p.m.
GU begins the month of September at home on Hotchkiss Field as the Bison play host to Berkeley (N.J.) in the home opener on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. Gallaudet will make the short trip to Arlington, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a 7 p.m. night game against Marymount (Va.) University. The Buff and Blue return home for two games against Penn St.-Berks (Sept. 14), the conference opener, and Eastern Mennonite University (Sept. 18) under the lights at 7 p.m. Gallaudet will travel to Williamsport, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 21, to face-off with NEAC foe Penn College before hosting Lancaster Bible College (Sept. 25) in a home conference game. The month wraps up with a trip to Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg (Sept. 28) as the Bison welcome Penn St.-Harrisburg back to the NEAC.
The month of October begins with GU back in the state of Pennsylvania to take on Penn St.-Abington (Oct. 5) before returning home to host nearby rival The Catholic University of America (Oct. 8). GU will then board the bus for a New York weekend trip against conference opponents Keuka College (Oct. 12) and Wells College (Oct. 13). GU will then play host to SUNY Poly (Oct. 19) the following weekend before heading back to upstate New York to face SUNY Cobleskill (Oct. 26).
Gallaudet will wrap up the regular-season schedule the first weekend of November as the Bison play host to Cazenovia College (Nov. 1) and Morrisville St. (Nov. 2) on Senior Day.
The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Nov. 5, followed by semifinals on Nov. 9 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 10.
2019 Gallaudet Men's Soccer Schedule Overview
- Season Opener: vs. St. Mary's (Md.) in Salisbury, Md. (Fri., Aug. 30)
- Home Opener: vs. Berkeley (N.J.) (Sat., Sept. 7)
- Conference Opener: vs. Penn St.-Berks (Sat., Sept. 14)
- Senior Day: vs. Morrisville St. (Sat., Nov. 2)