Wednesday, May 22, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team announced its 19-game schedule for the 2013 season. The slate features 11 non-conference matches and 10 home matches, including four games that will be played at Harold Burry Stadium on Memorial Field.
The Titans start off the season with two games at the Defiance Tournament, where Westminster will play Rockford (Ill.) and Defiance on Aug. 31 (1 p.m.) and Sept. 1 (1 p.m.), respectively.
Westminster will then come home for its home opener as it plays D'Youville at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. After an away match at Salem International (Sept. 7; 4 p.m.), the Titans will play a four-game homestand that includes Penn State-Altoona (Sept. 11; 5 pm.), Lycoming (Sept. 13; 7:30 p.m.), Penn State-Behrend (Sept. 14; 3 p.m.), and La Roche (Sept. 17; 7:30 p.m.).
The Titans will then play three more non-conference matches (at Franciscan; Sept. 19; 5 p.m./at Medaille; Sept. 24; 7 p.m./vs. Point Park; Sept. 26; 5 p.m.) before their Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener on Oct. 5 at Wash. & Jeff. at 3:30 p.m. Westminster will continue its PAC-slate starting with its conference-home-opener versus Bethany on Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., followed by a home-match versus Saint Vincent (Oct. 12; 8 p.m.) during Homecoming festivities.
Westminster will finish the regular season at Thiel (Oct. 16; 7 p.m.), vs. Geneva (Oct. 19; 1 p.m.), at Waynesburg (Oct. 23; 8 p.m.), vs. Grove City (Oct. 26; 12 p.m.) for Senior Day, and at Thomas More (Oct. 30; 1:30 p.m.).
Westminster posted an 11-6-2 overall record in 2012 and a fourth-place PAC record of 5-2-1. Westminster's 11 wins were the most in a season since 2008 when the Titans won 17 games along with a PAC Championship.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.
Senior David Osae