April 18, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland head coach Jonathan Morgan today released the women's soccer schedule for the 2013 season. The Terps are coming off a 2012 season that saw them earn the program's fourth-straight NCAA tournament berth and a berth in the ACC championship game. This season, Maryland will play 10 teams that qualified for last year's tournament, including matches vs. three of the four teams that competed at the College Cup.
"We are very pleased with the schedule we've put together for this coming fall," said Maryland head coach Jonathan Morgan, who enters his second season at the helm of the Terrapin program. "I believe it will challenge our team to consistently be at our best day in and day out. In addition to our ACC schedule, we have taken on an extremely difficult non-conference slate featuring road contests at NCAA participants Santa Clara and Stanford.
"Our players and staff are excited for the challenge in front of us. We believe we have a great young team and a schedule, which will prepare us for post-season success. Clearly, the additions of Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse to the ACC makes our league even more daunting, but the schedule on a whole should be the best in the country."
After a preseason scrimmage with 2012 MAAC champion Loyola on Aug. 17, Maryland opens its regular season with four-straight home games, beginning with the Citadel on Aug. 23 and continuing with Villanova (Aug. 26), George Mason (Aug. 30) and Navy (Sept. 1).
The Terrapins then close out its non-conference schedule with a challenging two-game road trip to California. Maryland will play at Santa Clara on Sept. 6 and then at Stanford, which has appeared in five-straight NCAA College Cups, on Sept. 8.
The Terps' ACC schedule starts on the road at Clemson on Sept. 12. Maryland then returns to College Park to host Virginia Tech (Sept. 19) and Wake Forest (Sept. 22).
Maryland will then head out to Notre Dame for the first time since 2006 to play its first ACC match vs. the Fighting Irish on Sept. 26. The Terps will then have a quick turnaround to play at 2012 ACC champion Virginia on Sept. 29.
A home game vs. NC State on Oct. 3 is followed up with a road trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., to play at 2012 NCAA champs North Carolina on Oct. 6.
Maryland then has a week to prepare to play Duke at Ludwig Field on Oct. 13, but then has three-straight road games, beginning at Miami on Oct. 17. The Terps stay in the Sunshine State to play at Florida State, which has made it to the past two College Cups, on Oct. 20. The road trip is then finished with a game at Syracuse on Oct. 24.
Maryland returns to Ludwig Field to close out its 2013 ACC schedule, hosting Boston College on Oct. 27 and Pitt for Senior Day on Oct. 31.
The ACC Tournament will be held Nov. 3-10. The 2013 NCAA Tournament will begin on Nov. 15, with the first four rounds being held at campus sites. The 2013 Women's College Cup will be played in Cary, N.C. on Dec. 6, with the finals scheduled for Dec. 8.