MEN’S SOCCER TEAM OPENS 2017 SEASON IN AUGUST WITH RIVALRY WEEKEND

MEN’S SOCCER TEAM OPENS 2017 SEASON IN AUGUST WITH RIVALRY WEEKEND

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western’s men’s soccer team’s 2017 Canada West regular season schedule was officially unveiled Thursday, with the Spartans 16-match campaign opening in August for the second straight year.  

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
•    TWU opens its Canada West schedule against local rival Victoria (Aug. 25) and last year’s Canada West finalist UBC (Aug. 26) on the road.
•    The Spartans home-opener is Sept. 1 against UNBC at 7:15 p.m. (PT) at TWU’s Chase Office Field.
•    On the annual TWU Alumni Weekend (Sept. 15-16), the Spartans host Lethbridge (Friday) and Saskatchewan (Saturday) with both games set to kickoff at 6 p.m. (PT).
•    The Spartans travel to Alberta for its lone out-of-province weekend Sept. 23-24.
o    The weekend will feature a rematch of last year’s Canada West semifinal with Alberta (Sept. 23), which saw the eventual Canada West and U SPORTS champion Golden Bears require double overtime to beat TWU.
o    The Spartans then play Calgary (Sept. 24) in a rematch of last year’s Canada West bronze medal game, which the Spartans won 4-1.
•    The Spartans annual home-and-home series with Fraser Valley is Oct. 6th and 8th, with TWU hosting the Cascades Friday before the rematch in Abbotsford, B.C. Sunday.
•    TWU concludes the season with what is likely to be a critical home weekend in which the Spartans host the Thunderbirds (Oct. 20th) and the Vikes (Oct. 21st).

2017 Spartans Men’s Soccer Schedule (All Times PDT)
Preseason
Aug. 13 – @ Seattle University – 1 p.m.
Aug. 14 – @ Northwest University – 4 p.m.
Aug. 17 – @ Oregon State University – 7 p.m.
Aug. 19 – @ Seattle Pacific University – 1 p.m.
Regular Season
Aug. 25 – @ Victoria – 7:15 p.m.
Aug. 26 – @ UBC – 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 1 – vs. UNBC – 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 2 – vs. UNBC – 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 8 – vs. Thompson Rivers – 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 9 – vs. UBC Okanagan – 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 15 – vs. Lethbridge – 6 p.m.
Sept. 16 – vs. Saskatchewan – 6 p.m.
Sept. 23 – @ Alberta – 1 p.m.
Sept. 24 – @ Calgary – 1:15 p.m.
Sept. 30 – @ UBC Okanagan – 3 p.m.
Oct. 1 – @ Thompson Rivers – 12 p.m.
Oct. 6 – vs. Fraser Valley – 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 8 – @ Fraser Valley – 4 p.m.
Oct. 20 – vs. UBC – 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 21 – vs. Victoria – 7:15 p.m.
Playoffs
Oct. 27-28 – Canada West Quarter-Finals
Nov. 3-4 – Canada West Final Four (hosted by highest remaining Pacific Division seed)
Nov. 9-12 – U SPORTS Championship at Thompson Rivers University

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