Zion Releases 2018 Men’s Soccer Schedule

Zion Releases 2018 Men’s Soccer Schedule

Anderson, S.C. - Anderson University men's soccer head coach Michael Zion has released his 2018 schedule.

The Trojans finished 9-8-1 overall during the 2017 campaign with wins over Peach Belt Conference opponents North Georgia and nationally ranked Lander. The Black and Gold finished sixth in the South Atlantic Conference with the season ending after a semifinal loss in the SAC Championships.

The 2018 men's soccer schedule features six non-conference matches and 10 SAC matches with eight of the contests being played at home.

Zion on the 2018 schedule: "I think we are all very excited for the 2018 season. We worked hard to improve during the spring season and the goal was to continue that improvement throughout the summer. We have a lot of experience returning and some exciting additions that will join the team in August. The 2018 schedule is a tough one but it won't be a surprise for the team. This is what we are about. We want to be seen as a top team and the only way to accomplish that is to play the top teams. The schedule features seven of last year's top 10 in the Southeast Region. September will be difficult as we are away six games and home for only three. Getting off to a good start will be very important. A productive pre-season will be a must. October will be a little different as we have a large number of home games and only a few on the road. Hopefully we can set ourselves up to have a strong finish as we continue into post-season play." 

2018 Opponents

Lees-McRae – Aug. 30 (H – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 11-5-3, 7-3 Conference Carolinas

2017 Finish: 2nd in CC, CC Semifinals

2017 Result: Did not play


Lander - Sept. 5 (A – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 13-4-3, 6-0-1 Peach Belt

2017 Finish: 1st in PBC, PBC Championship Game Winner, NCAA 3rd Round

2017 Result: AU 3 – Lander 2 (9/13/17 at Anderson)

  

North Georgia – Sept. 8 (A – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 10-7-1, 5-2 Peach Belt

2017 Finish: 3rd in PBC, PBC Championship Runner-Up

2017 Result: AU 2 – North Georgia 1 (9-8-17 at Anderson)

   

*Coker – Sept. 12 (A – 7 pm)

2017 Record: 5-8-1, 3-6-1 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: T-8th in SAC

2017 Result: AU 1 – CC 0 (9/20/17 at Anderson)

 

*Wingate – Sept. 15 (H – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 14-4-2, 8-1-1 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: 1st in SAC, SAC Championship Winner, NCAA Southeast Regionals

2017 Result: AU 1 – WU 4 (9/16/17 at Wingate)

 

*Newberry – Sept. 19 (A – 3:30 pm)

2017 Record: 5-9-3, 3-6-1 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: T-8th in SAC

2017 Result: AU 1 – NBY 0 (10/04/17 at Anderson)

 

*Mars Hill – Sept. 22 (H – 3:30 pm)

2017 Record: 5-8-2, 4-4-2 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: 5th in SAC

2017 Result: AU 2 – MH 1 (10/28/17 at Mars Hill)

 

*Southern Wesleyan – Sept. 26 (A – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 6-10-4, 4-3-3 Conference Carolinas

2017 Finish: 5th in CC

2017 Result: AU 3 – SWU 1 (10/25/17 at Anderson)

 

*Lincoln Memorial – Sept. 29 (A – 3:30 pm)

2017 Record: 10-5-3, 4-3-3 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: 4th in SAC, SAC Championship Semifinals

2017 Result: AU 0 – LMU 1 (2OT) (10/21/17 at Anderson)

 

*Queens – Oct. 3 (H – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 9-6-4, 3-4-3 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: 7th in SAC, SAC Championship Runner-Up

2017 Result: AU 0 – QU 2 (10/18/17 at Queens)
                     AU 0 – QU 2 (11/3/17 at Rock Hill, SAC Semifinals)

 

*Carson-Newman – Oct. 6 (A – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 9-7-2, 6-2-2 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: T-2nd in SAC

2017 Result: AU 0 – C-N 4 (9/30/17 at Anderson)

 

*Tusculum – Oct. 13 (H – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 2-8-6, 2-4-4 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: T-8th in SAC

2017 Result: AU 0– TC 2 (9/23/17 at Tusculum)

 

*Erskine – Oct. 16 (H – 7 pm)

2017 Record: 5-11-2, 3-5-2 Conference Carolinas

2017 Finish: 8th in CC

2017 Result: AU 2 – EC 3 (9/27/17 at Erskine)

 

*Catawba – Oct. 20 (H – 7:30 pm)

2017 Record: 2-11-2, 1-7-2 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: 11th in SAC

2017 Result: AU 2 – CAT 1 (10/14/17 at Anderson)

 

North Greenville – Oct. 23 (H - 7 pm)

2017 Record: 5-10-1, 3-6-1 Conference Carolinas

2017 Finish: 8th in CC

2017 Result: Did not play

 

*Lenoir-Rhyne – Oct. 27 (H – 3:30 pm)

2017 Record: 10-4-3, 6-2-2 South Atlantic Conference

2017 Finish: T-2nd in SAC

2017 Result: AU 1 – L-R 1 (2OT) (10/7/17 at Lenoir-Rhyne)
                    AU 3 – L-R 2 (10/31/17 at L-R, SAC Quarterfinals)

 

SAC Quarterfinals – Oct. 30 (Higher Seed Host – TBD)

SAC Semifinals & Finals – Nov. 2-4 (Rock Hill, S.C.)