Men's Soccer Announces 2017 Schedule
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men's soccer team has revealed the competition schedule for the upcoming 2017 season.
Last year, the Great Danes won seven of their last 10 games to clinch second-place in the America East Tournament. After defeating Vermont in the semifinals, the Danes defeated Hartford in the championship to earn the program's first-ever America East title and NCAA tournament berth. After earning the #14 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Danes defeated Boston College at home, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 against #3 Clemson.
The 2017 schedule features eight home games and one 2016 College Cup participant in conference foe Vermont.
After two mid-August exhibition games, hosting Bryant and at Siena, the Great Danes will begin their 2016 America East title defense at Marist on August 25. The team will open at home on August 28 against Rhode Island.
Following the home opener, UAlbany will play two more games at home, on September 1 against George Mason and September 4 against Boston University, before visiting St. Bonaventure for an afternoon game on September 10. On September 15, the Great Danes will host American.
Following four of five games at home, UAlbany will play two on the road, first at Lafayette on September 20, and next at Harvard on September 24.
Conference play begins on September 30 when the Great Danes host 2016 America East regular season champion UMass Lowell, who will be postseason-eligible starting this year after satisfying the NCAA reclassifying procedures. A non-conference game at LIU Brooklyn on October 3 leads into a stretch of four-straight America East opponents, starting October 7 at Vermont.
UAlbany will host New Hampshire on October 11 before visiting UMBC on October 14. The Danes will play their final two regular season games at home on October 20 against 2016 America East finalist Hartford, and one final non-conference game on October 24 against Hartwick.
The regular season ends with two games on the road. First, the Danes will visit Stony Brook on October 28, and then will close at Binghamton on November 1. It is the fifth-consecutive year that UAlbany will finish its regular season against the Bearcats.
The 2017 America East tournament will feature the top-six teams in the conference, with the first two earning first-round byes into the semifinals. Each game will be hosted by the higher seed. The quarterfinals are scheduled for November 4, the semifinals for November 8, and the finals for November 12.
Last year's Great Danes were the second-highest scoring team in program history, behind only 2008's squad. The team returns almost the entirety of its offensive attack from last season, but will have to break in a new defense after losing several key contributors to graduation.
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2017 UAlbany Men's Soccer Schedule
|8/13||Bryant (ex)||Albany, N.Y.||6:00 pm|
|8/19||@ Siena||Loudonville, N.Y.||1:00 pm|
|8/25||@ Marist||Poughkeepsie, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|8/28||Rhode Island||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|9/1||George Mason||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|9/4||Boston University||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|9/10||@ St. Bonaventure||Allegany, N.Y.||1:00 pm|
|9/15||American||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|9/20||@ Lafayette||Easton, Pa.||7:00 pm|
|9/24||@ Harvard||Cambridge, Mass.||7:00 pm|
|9/30||UMass Lowell*||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|10/3||@ LIU Brooklyn||Brooklyn, N.Y.||6:00 pm|
|10/7||@ Vermont*||Burlington, Vt.||7:00 pm|
|10/11||New Hampshire*||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|10/14||@ UMBC*||Baltimore, Md.||TBA|
|10/20||Hartford*||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|10/24||Hartwick||Albany, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|10/28||@ Stony Brook*||Stony Brook, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|11/1||@ Binghamton*||Vestal, N.Y.||7:00 pm|
|11/4||America East Quarterfinals||TBA||TBA|
|11/8||America East Semifinals||TBA||TBA|
|11/12||America East Finals||TBA||TBA|