Marlins Release 2017 Schedule
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's soccer team will host an impressive slate this year as the 2017 schedule was released on Thursday.
The Marlins reached the ODAC Championship last year, falling 2-1 to Washington and Lee University. Virginia Wesleyan rode that momentum to an NCAA Tournament bid, the first for the Marlins since the 2012 season.
Virginia Wesleyan starts the season with the annual Atlantic Orthopaedic Tournament as Catholic University and Trinity (Tx.) University venture into town to face the Marlins on Labor Day Weekend. VWU will follow that up with a home non-conference rivalry match against Christopher Newport on September 5.
The Marlins start ODAC play on September 23 at perennial ODAC contender, Lynchburg College. Last year, the Marlins went unbeaten in ODAC play (7-0-3) and knocked off Lynchburg in the ODAC semifinals.
The first home ODAC contest for Virginia Wesleyan will come on October 4 as Randolph-Macon comes to the Trinder Center.
Virginia Wesleyan closes ODAC play at home on October 28 against another strong squad as the Marlins play host to defending ODAC champion Washington and Lee.