Columbus State announced its soccer schedule for the 2015 season on Thursday. It is highlighted by 11 home matches and a rematch at Rollins.
CSU, which rose as high as No. 2 in the national poll last year, lost only one game, finishing the season 21-1-1. That one loss came in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals at Rollins. This year's regular-season match will come on Sept. 13.
The Lady Cougars will open the season at home on Sept. 4 against Lynn as part of the CSU Collegiate Invitational. Two days later, CSU hosts Lee. Eleven of the 18 matches are scheduled for the Walden Soccer Complex. The invitational will include eight teams. CSU will play the final game on both days.
"We always pride ourselves in playing one of the toughest schedules in the nation, and we feel we have done that once again," commented Entlich. "We know in order for our season to be a success, we have to play quality opponents every night."
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Prior to traveling to play Rollins, CSU will play at Tampa on Sept. 11.
CSU will then four straight at home, starting with a match against Shorter on Sept. 16. The Lady Cougars open Peach Belt Conference play on Sept. 18 against Armstrong State. This will be the fourth straight season the two teams have opened PBC play against one another.
After a non-conference match against West Alabama, CSU will host USC Aiken on Sept. 26.
CSU won both the PBC regular season and tournament championships.
The month of October is highlighted by a home match against North Georgia on Oct. 21. CSU beat North Georgia twice last season, including in the PBC championship game.
Sept. 4 Lynn 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 Lee 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 at Tampa 7 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Rollins 11 a.m.
Sept. 16 Shorter 6 p.m.
Sept. 18 Armstrong State 6 p.m.
Sept. 22 West Alabama 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 USC Aiken 1 p.m.
Sept. 30 at Georgia College 6 p.m.
Oct. 3 Young Harris 1 p.m.
Oct. 6 at Georgia Southwestern 4 p.m.
Oct. 8 Emmanuel 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 at Flagler 4 p.m.
Oct. 17 at Clayton State 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 North Georgia 6 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Lander 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 Montevallo 6 p.m.
Oct. 31 UNC Pembroke 1 p.m.