Long Island University’s (LIU) men’s soccer team will be spending a great deal of time on the road in 2019 as the upcoming season’s schedule has the Sharks playing only five of its 17 matches at home.
Second-year head coach Michael Mordocco’s team will open its Division I schedule in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The season’s first game will see LIU take on Old Dominion University in Norfolk on Friday, August 30. The Sharks will then travel west to Richmond where they will play Virginia Commonwealth University on Monday, September 2.
“My goal in this year’s non-conference schedule was to challenge our student-athletes with the best college soccer experience and to build a foundation for the future of our program, in an effort to prepare our guys for the Northeast Conference (NEC) schedule,” the head coach said.
LIU will open the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, September 7, against Saint Joseph’s University. The NEC portion of the schedule kicks off on Friday, September 27, when the Sharks welcome Saint Francis University to LIU Soccer Park.
A highlight on the 2019 schedule is a matchup with Hofstra University on Tuesday, October 1, at Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
LIU will wrap up regular season play against Saint Francis College Brooklyn on Sunday, November 10, at the LIU Soccer Park.
Long Island University Men’s Soccer Schedule
|Old Dominion||August 30||7 p.m.||@Norfolk, Va.|
|Virginia Commonwealth||September 2||7 p.m.||@Richmond, Va.|
|St. Joseph’s||September 7||4 p.m.||Long Island University Soccer Park|
|La Salle||September 10||7 p.m.||@Philadelphia, Pa.|
|UMBC||September 14||7 p.m.||@Baltimore, Md.|
|Iona||September 21||3 p.m.||@New Rochelle, N.Y.|
|Columbia||September 23||7 p.m.||@New York, N.Y.|
|*St. Francis University||September 27||3 p.m.||Long Island University Soccer Park|
|Hofstra||October 1||7:30 p.m.||@Hempstead, N.Y.|
|*Sacred Heart||October 6||3 p.m.||@Fairfield, Ct.|
|*Merrimack||October 11||3 p.m.||Long Island University Soccer Park|
|*Fairleigh Dickinson||October 19||7 p.m.||@Teaneck, N.J.|
|*Central Connecticut State||October 25||6 p.m.||@New Britan, Ct.|
|*Bryant||October 27||1 p.m.||Long Island University Soccer Park|
|*Robert Morris||November 1||3 p.m.||@Loretto, Pa.|
|*Mount St. Mary’s||November 3||1 p.m.||@Emitsburgh, Pa.|
|*St. Francis-Brooklyn||November 10||1 p.m.||Long Island University Soccer Park|
*Northeast Conference Match