BOCA RATON, Fla. – As the calendar will soon flip to 2018 and student-athletes return shortly to campus, Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer will begin preparation for next season with their spring schedule, including a slate of exhibition matches beginning in early February.
The Owls will host three, and travel for three more matches, with the first two at home. On Feb. 9, 2018, at 7 p.m., the team welcomes in the University of Victoria. The Vikes are a Canadian collegiate team out of Victoria, British Columbia. Following that, exactly a week later on Feb. 16, the team will again play at home, against local rival FIU. That match will also be at 7 p.m.
Next up is two road matches, at Miami in Coral Gables, at noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, and at Florida Gulf Coast, in Fort Myers, on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. The schedule wraps at home versus DII Barry (Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.) and on the road, in Orlando, at UCF on Saturday, April 14, with a 3 p.m. kickoff.
“We are excited for the 2018 spring season and looking forward to developing our players from January to April,” said Head Coach Patrick Baker. “Each January begins a new journey for our team, and we feel a quality spring can directly influence what we do in the fall. We have a large group of players returning and will be able to address a variety of different topics throughout the season. Our players will compete three times before Spring Break and three times after, against very good teams that will challenge us in many ways. Player development will be a key piece to 2018 and their progression will be exciting to see.”
Once more, here is the full schedule for the Owls this spring:
- Friday, Feb. 9 – Home – University of Victoria – 7 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 16 – Home – FIU – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 24 – Coral Gables, Fla. – Miami – Noon
- Sunday, March 18 – Fort Myers, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast – 4 p.m.
- Friday, March 30 – Home – Barry – 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14 – Orlando, Fla. – UCF – 3 p.m.