Women's soccer schedule released

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's soccer team will play on a new home field in 2017 and look to improve on a solid end to the 2016 season.

The Mules allowed just eight goals in the final seven games while finishing the season at 6-9 overall. With just five seniors lost and a good first-year class arriving, Colby will play 15 games in 2017 under second-year head coach Kristin Shaw.

The Mules open up at Tufts University on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. Colby's home opener is the next day against Husson University at 1 p.m.

After a road game at local rival Thomas College on Sept. 13, the Mules get a tough stretch of home games against Williams College (Sept. 16), Connecticut College (Sept. 17), and Trinity College (Sept. 23). The Williams and Connecticut College games will be the team's alumni weekend. The Trinity contest is the day Colby dedicates the new soccer field, currently being built behind the athletic center.

Colby will have a staff and faculty appreciation game on Wednesday, Sept. 27, against University of Southern Maine at 4 p.m.

The Mules face a tough test with six of the final eight games on the road. Colby heads to Middlebury College (Sept. 30), University of New England (Oct. 4), and Wesleyan University (Oct. 7). 

Colby will play on Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium against University of Maine at Farmington in an 8 p.m. start. The Mules close out their home schedule when the team honors their seniors against Amherst College on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Colby is back in action on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Bowdoin College. The Mules end the regular season with road games at Hamilton College (Oct. 21) and Bates College (Oct. 24).

2017 Colby Women's Soccer Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 9: at Tufts, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 10: Husson, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13: at Thomas, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Williams, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17: Connecticut College, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Trinity, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Southern Maine, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30: at Middlebury, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 4: at U. New England, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7: at Wesleyan, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Maine-Farmington, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14: Amherst, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15: at Bowdoin, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21: at Hamilton, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: at Bates, 3 p.m.

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