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Men's Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule

Men's Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule


LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's soccer program, under sixth-year head coach Nathan Pifer, has announced its 2014 schedule. The Scots will play 19 regular season contests, including 10 home matches.

The 2014 season will kick-off on Aug. 29-30 at the Sonny Carter Invitational hosted by Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. The Scots will face Rutgers-Newark on Aug. 29 followed by a tilt with Centre a day later.

Covenant opens the home portion of its schedule on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 as they host the Covenant College Invitational at Scotland Yard. The invitational will feature Wilmington, Millsaps, Maryville and host Covenant. Two matches will be played each day starting on Friday at 5 p.m. with Maryville and Millsaps followed by Covenant and Wilmington at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Wilmington will take on Maryville at 5 p.m. and the Scots will meet with Millsaps at 7 p.m.

Other non-conference opponents include Emory (Sept. 10), Sewanee (Sept. 12), Oglethorpe (Sept. 16), Berry (Sept. 23) and Birmingham Southern (Sept. 27).

USA South play opens on Friday, Sept. 19 with a home contest with defending conference champion Greensboro at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Scots will face Ferrum to wrap up the weekend set of contests.

Homecoming is slated for Oct. 4 as the Scots will face USA South foe LaGrange at 7 p.m. Covenant will play three of its final four conference matches at home against Huntingdon (Oct. 15), Averett (Oct. 24) and newcomer William Peace (Oct. 25).

Be sure to follow the Scots all season long on and on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date scores, news and other information.

Schedule Notes:

  • Covenant will be facing Millsaps, Rutgers-Newark and William Peace for the first time in 2014.
  • The only other previous meeting with Wilmington came at the 1986 NAIA national tournament which ended in a 0-0 draw.
  • Covenant is unbeaten against USA South foes Ferrum (1-0), LaGrange (6-0), Methodist (2-0-1), N.C. Wesleyan (1-0) and Piedmont (7-0).
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