Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's soccer team has released its 2019 schedule. The Hornets, under the direction of fifth year head coach Rob Carey, will face a challenging 15 game regular season slate, with ten home matches on Varsity Field.
The complete 2019 schedule can be found HERE.
The Hornets open the season when they host the first annual Northern Vermont University Invitational on Friday and Saturday, August 30th and 31st. On Friday, the Hornets kick off the season against Vermont Technical College, and they follow with a match against Fisher College on Saturday.
Following the tournament, Lyndon hosts four more home matches over the following three weeks. Non-conference opponents Pine Manor College, Dean College, and Rivier University come to Lyndonville before the homestand concludes with the Hornets' North Atlantic Conference opener against SUNY Canton on Saturday, September 21st.
The Hornets go on the road for the first time on September 28th, when they travel to UMaine-Presque Isle for a conference matchup. Three days later they travel to NVU-Johnson for a match that will be both a NAC and NVU President's Cup matchup.
Lyndon returns home to host Husson University on October 5th before going on the road for three straight matches. After traveling to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for a non-conference tilt, they will travel to Maine for back to back NAC contests against Thomas College and Maine Maritime Academy.
Three home games, a non-conference affair with Paul Smith's College and NAC matches against SUNY Delhi and UMaine-Farmington conclude the regular season.
The top six finishers in the NAC conference standings will qualify for the conference championship tournament. The quarter-finals will be played on November 2nd or 3rd, with the Final Four played the following weekend on the home pitch of the regular season champion.
Lyndon will be looking to improve on their 2018 campaign, which saw the Hornets finish with a 1-14 overall record. They posted a 1-6 mark in NAC play to finish in seventh place.