The West Virginia Mountaineers men’s soccer team had one of its most successful seasons last year. They will look to follow up on their Elite Eight season in their first in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Mountaineers will play 16 regular season matches, with eight being at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
The Mountaineers will also play three exhibition matches, August 12th at Duquesne, hosting Virginia Tech on August 17th and concluding with a trip to Wake Forest on August 20th.
They will officially open the season at home on August 25th against Robert Morris, before heading on the road to face two long time rivals in Pittsburgh on August 29th and Penn State September 2nd.
This leads to a three match home stand, beginning on September 6th with American University coming to visit, then Yale on the 9th. This will end non-conference play and the Mountaineers first ever Sun Belt Conference game will be at home against Coastal Carolina on the 16th.
The three match home stand will lead into a three game road trip, kicking off with a match against Portland on September 19th, then returning to West Virginia to face in-state rival and new conference mate, Marshall. The road trip will end at Dayton on the 27th.
Two more Sun Belt matches come next for the Mountaineers, with South Carolina visiting Morgantown on October 1st, then visiting Old Dominion seven days later on the 8th.
Lehigh will visit Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on October 11th, then four straight conference games to finish the season. Kentucky will visit Morgantown on the 15th, before West Virginia hits the road to take on James Madison on the 19th. The Mountaineers final home game, and senior night, will be on October 23rd when they host Georgia State. The final regular season match of the season will come on the 28th when the Mountaineers travel to Statesboro to take on Georgia Southern.
Last season West Virginia finished 8th in the final coaches poll of the season, the highest in team history, including an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers start the season at No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches poll.