SEATTLE – (June 12) Seattle University women’s soccer has announced its 2018 schedule. Seattle U has won four of the last five Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular-season titles under Coach Julie Woodward.
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“Each year, our schedule brings new challenges,” said Woodward. “We try to play a non-conference schedule that prepares us for the WAC and this year is no different, as we will face three NCAA Tournament teams to start. The conference will have great depth this year and we’re looking forward to testing ourselves.”
SU will host a pair of exhibitions in August, as Highline Community College (Aug. 9) and Trinity Western (Aug. 11) visit Championship Field.
The Redhawks start the regular season with a tough road trip, as they travel to Washington State for the season opener on Aug. 17. Two days later, they visit Eastern Washington. Both teams made the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Seattle U kicks off a seven-game homestand on Aug. 26. Cal State Fullerton, another NCAA qualifier last season, comes to Championship Field to close August. Woodward’s squad then welcomes Portland State (Sept. 2), UC Riverside (Sept. 7), Cal Poly (Sept. 9), Idaho (Sept. 13), Washington (Sept. 16), and Gonzaga (Sept. 21). A trip to Portland on Sept. 23 marks the end of the non-conference slate.
The Redhawks take on the newest member of the WAC, Cal Baptist, to start conference play on Sept. 28 at Championship Field. Two days later, Grand Canyon visits campus.
After a game at CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 5), SU returns home to host Chicago State on Oct. 7. The Redhawks wrap up the regular season with three of their final four games on the road, as they visit New Mexico State (Oct. 12) and UTRGV (Oct. 14), before facing defending WAC regular-season champion Kansas City on senior day Oct. 21. A trip to defending WAC Tournament champion Utah Valley on Oct. 27 concludes the regular season schedule. UVU will then host the 2018 WAC Championship the following week.
In 2017, the Redhawks advanced to the WAC Championship Game for the fifth straight year, setting a new conference record. They return All-WAC Second Team choices Hannah Carrothers and Jessie Ray for the upcoming season.