Southern Miss soccer releases 2018 schedule

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss head soccer coach Mohammed El-Zare and the Golden Eagle program have unveiled their 2018 fall schedule.

The action begins Friday, Aug. 7 with a 4:30 p.m. CT home tilt against Mississippi Valley State. The team makes its road debut on Monday, Aug. 16 at Mississippi State, before two more home matches against ULM (Aug. 19) and Texas Southern (Aug. 24).

One of the more intriguing parts of the schedule is a string of five consecutive road matches from Aug. 29-Sept. 13, where the Golden Eagles will face Grambling, Southeastern, Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls and Jackson State. The last time Southern Miss had five consecutive matches away from home was at the tail end of the 2009 season, finishing with Houston, Rice, Tulsa, SMU and UCF.

Conference USA play will commence Sunday, Sept. 16 against WKU in Hattiesburg. Other home league battles include North Texas (Sept. 20), Charlotte (Oct. 5), UTSA (Oct. 12) and UTEP (Oct. 14) which also serves as Senior Day.

The team also plays at FIU and FAU from Sept. 28-30 with other road games at Middle Tennessee (Oct. 19) and UAB (Oct. 21) before finishing the regular season at LA Tech on Oct. 26.

The C-USA Championships will be held from Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Norfolk, Va., hosted by Old Dominion.

Date Opponent Time

Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Mississippi Valley State - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 16 - at Mississippi State - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 19 - ULM - 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24 - Texas Southern - 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31 - at Grambling State - 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 2 - at Southeastern Louisiana - 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7 - at Stephen F. Austin - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9 - at Nicholls - 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13 - at Jackson State - 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16 - WKU* - 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20 - North Texas* - 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28 - at FIU* - 6 p.m. CT

Sunday, Sept. 30 - at Florida Atlantic* - Noon

Friday, Oct. 5 - Charlotte* - 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12 - UTSA* - 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14 - UTEP* (Senior Day) - Noon

Friday, Oct. 19 - at Middle Tennessee* - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21 - at UAB* - 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26 at Louisiana Tech* 7 p.m. CT

Oct. 31-Nov. 4 C-USA Championships (Norfolk, Va.)

*Denotes Conference USA game