EMORY, Va. - The Emory & Henry College Men's Soccer Team and Head Coach Robert Richardson have released the schedule for the 2016 campaign. The squad will play a 19-match schedule, mixing eight home and 11 away contests.
The Wasps get the season started on Thursday, September 1 when they travel to face the Panthers of Ferrum College at 7:00 p.m. After a trip to The University of Valley Forge on Saturday, September 3, the E&H will have its first home contest.
Emory & Henry will be the site of three matches over the Saturday, September 10-Sunday, September 11 weekend. On Saturday, Ferrum will take on Earlham College while Sunday's action will see the Wasps take on the Earlham Quakers at 11:00 a.m. Game two on Sunday will pit Ferrum against Brevard College.
After a three-match road swing, E&H will play six of its next nine contests at Fred Selfe Stadium. The first three of these matches will come in a five-day stretch with the Wasps hosting Roanoke College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference matchup at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. Visits from Hiwassee College (Mon., Sept. 26 – 6:00 p.m.) and Johnson University (Wed., Sept. 28 – 6:30 p.m.) complete the stretch.
Emory & Henry will return to ODAC play with a road match at Randolph-Macon College (Oct. 1). The Wasps will travel to Bridgewater College (Oct. 5) for a non-conference contest before returning home to take on Shenandoah University on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m.
A midweek fixture at Guilford College leads up to Homecoming Weekend when the Wasps will play host to the WildCats of Randolph College on Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. Washington and Lee University visits E&H on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m., to set up another three-match road trip.
Emory & Henry will spend its Fall Break on the road, visiting Penn State-Mont Alto before returning to ODAC action at Hampden-Sydney (Sat., Oct. 22). The final midweek match for the Wasps will be at Lynchburg College (Wed., Oct. 26).
E&H will complete the regular season on Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. against Eastern Mennonite University. The match will be the nightcap of a doubleheader with the Wasps' women's team and will also serve as Senior Day.
The 2016 ODAC Men's Soccer Tournament will be played during the first week of November. With the change in the conference regular season and teams only playing nine league matches, the format of the ODAC Tournament is still being worked out.
-photo courtesy of Caleb Johnston, E&H '15