CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Four Washington College teams open the fall 2010 season this weekend, with a men's soccer home night game headlining the action. The volleyball, women's soccer, and field hockey teams each open on the road.
The volleyball team gets things started Friday afternoon at the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic in Gettysburg, PA. The Shorewomen will take on three-time defending Capital Athletic Conference Champion Salisbury University, the alma mater of WC head coach Lacey Lister, at 3:00 p.m. in their first match of the year. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the Shorewomen face Messiah College out of the Commonwealth Conference. Saturday's matches at the two-day event include a 10:00 a.m. "brunch special" against Division II Lincoln University, followed by a 12:00 p.m. match against the University of Scranton from the Landmark Conference.
Head coach Julika Blankenship takes her women's soccer team across the Chesapeake Bay Saturday to Goucher College in Towson, MD, for a 12:00 p.m. contest. The Shorewomen defeated the Gophers, another Landmark Conference team, 2-0, last season. That win kicked off a three-game winning streak for the Shorewomen.
Are you ready for some Saturday night soccer? Head coach Drew Hoffman will have his team ready as men's soccer opens against Penn State-Brandywine, a United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) school, inside Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. Kick-off on Kibler Field is set for 7:00 p.m. and, as always, admission is free. The Shoremen have won three of their last four season openers.
The longest trip of the weekend belongs to the field hockey team, which will head to Massachusetts to challenge Mount Holyoke College Sunday in South Hadley. Head coach Rachel Boyle's Shorewomen get their season underway against the Lyons, who compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, at 3:30 p.m.