Posted: Monday, June 24th 2013 at 9:36pm
Piedmont women's soccer schedule released
DEMOREST -- Piedmont head women's soccer coach Stephen Andrew has released the 2013 schedule for his Lady Lions, a slate which includes nine games set to take place in the friendly confines of Walker Athletic Complex.
Andrew is looking to take his team to another appearance in the conference championship tournament one year after the Lady Lions' season ended in double overtime at budding rival Meredith College in the quarterfinal round of the USA South tourney.
For the third consecutive year, Andrew's Lady Lions will open up the season with a tournament as they pay a visit to Berry College who is set to host the Winshape Invitational, a spot where the Piedmont men's team is also set to open up the year. The Lady Lions will face the host Vikings on Saturday, August 31st in their first game of the tourney before playing their second game of the event against Guilford on the Sunday following.
PC then returns home for a trio of home games playing in-state foes Truett-McConnell College and Oglethorpe University before wrapping up the stand against Birmingham Southern. The Panthers were one of just two teams to score against the Lady Lions in their first seven games of 2012, and now will return the home-home series this season when visiting Walker on September 14.
Piedmont opens up conference play six days later when they travel up the East Coast for matches with Ferrum and William Peace, both USA South Athletic Conference opponents.
The squad then returns back home for its second three-game home stand of the year with all three matches coming against league members as Meredith, Methodist, and LaGrange all play PC in a six-day span. The trip for LaGrange is the second straight year the Panthers travel to Demorest as a byproduct of the conference realignment as new members Huntingdon and Covenant join this academic year.
On October 5th, Andrew takes his Lady Lions on a short journey down to Decatur, GA for a match up with a former conference foe in Agnes Scott College who will be under the direction of first-year Head Coach Rosemary Davis. That battle with the Scotties is the only non-conference game for the Lady Lions in their final 12 contests of the season.
After the in-state showdown with ASC, Piedmont gets three of its next four opponents at home with the lone exception coming in a mid-week trip up to Maryville College. The two programs played to a scoreless draw in 2012, a massive result for Piedmont against a Scots squad that won nine of its 11 USA South contests last season.
For the final three games of the year, PC hits the road to play a weekend set against Greensboro and Averett before a Wednesday evening match with new member Covenant that wraps up the regular season for the team.
The Lady Lions are looking for yet another double-digit win season under Head Coach Stephen Andrew who has led his team to at least 13 wins in each of his five seasons at the helm. Andrew will have a bevy of experience to lead the charge in 2013 as he returns one of his largest senior classes with six veterans who all have starting experience in their careers while 12 of his returners were on the 2011 GSAC championship team.
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