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Cougars Scheduled To Face The Very Best In 2016

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 05/12/2016
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nine teams which played in last year’s NCAA Men’s College Cup along with three schools hailing from the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 highlight the 2016 College of Charleston men’s soccer schedule.

“As usual, our schedule is tough,” CofC Head Coach Ralph Lundy said. “Some question why we play the brutal schedule that I put together. But, the College of Charleston is a great school and we’re going to play the best soccer universities in the country. We are always going to go out there and try to beat the very best.”

The Cougars will play three exhibition games in the preseason including two at home against North Florida on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. (ET) and South Carolina on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. (ET) at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Both squads advanced to postseason play a year ago.

The annual Nike/Aaron Olitsky Memorial Soccer Classic will feature tournament competition between CofC, Navy, Florida International and Furman on Aug. 26 and 28 at Patriots Point.

Non-conference road trips include an in-state duel with Furman on Sept. 3 in Greenville, S.C., a two-game Pacific Northwest road swing at Seattle University on Sept. 16 and Washington on Sept. 18 in Seattle, Wash., and a late-season meeting with Georgia State on Oct. 26 in Atlanta, Ga.

Seattle and Washington both made trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2015 and 2014 respectively. The combined winning percentage for all non-conference foes on this year’s schedule is 63 percent – showing CofC’s strength of schedule prior to its CAA slate.

Perennial powerhouse North Carolina, which advanced to last year’s NCAA Sweet 16, will come to town on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (ET) as well as Coastal Carolina, who made the NCAA Round of 32, on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. (ET) at Patriots Point.

The Cougars will vie for a conference title with home games slated against Elon in the league opener on Sept. 10, Drexel on Oct. 8, UNCW on Oct. 12 and Senior Night against Northeastern on Oct. 29 at Patriots Point.

“The CAA is really a tough league,” Lundy said. “This fall, we’re focused on winning a championship and I’m not sandbagging. We have a good, veteran team returning and they are hungry for a conference championship.”

To purchase season or single-game tickets, please call the CofC Ticket Office at: (843) 953-COFC (2632) or go online at: www.CofCSports.com/tickets

SEASON TICKET PRICES (includes all CofC men’s and women’s soccer home games):

$40 for Adults

$30 for CofC Faculty & Staff

$20 for Youth (18 & under)

SINGLE-GAME TICKET PRICES

Exhibition vs. North Florida:

Free Admission

Exhibition vs. South Carolina:

$6 for Adults

$3 for Youth (18 & under)

Nike/Aaron Olitsky Memorial Soccer Classic:

$7 for Adults

$5 for Youth (18 & under)

All other regular-season home games:

$6 for Adults

$3 for Youth (18 & under)

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