Radford University Head women’s soccer coach Ben Sohrabi revealed Wednesday morning the program’s loaded schedule for the 2023 season.
The campaign features nine home matches and eight Big South matches as the squad looks to defend its 2022 conference tournament title.
Before the regular season kicks off, Radford will play a pair of exhibition matches. The team first travels to William & Mary on August 6 before returning home to face Concord on August 13, both in exhibition play.
Radford’s regular season opener comes on August 17 where the team will play host to Emory & Henry, kicking off their 21 season at Cupp Stadium. The Highlanders then hit the road for a big-time opponent in Virginia on August 20. The Highlanders and Cavaliers last met in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Virginia is coming off another great season that included reaching the NCAA Elite 8 in last year’s tournament.
The Highlanders’ next road match features a former Big South foe in Campbell as the two squads face off as non-conference foes for the first time on August 23. Radford then returns to the home front for a game against Mount St. Mary’s on August 27. The Highlanders and the Mountaineers will meet for the third straight season, including six of the last seven seasons.
Radford’s back on the road to close out the month of August against another quality Commonwealth foe in Richmond on August 31. To open the month of September, Radford and Hampton square off September 3rd at Cupp Stadium for the first time since 2019.
Two of the Highlanders final three non-conference meetings will come on the road. The final stretch before Big South play gets started September 7th against another tough foe in Tennessee who was a participant in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Radford will host Appalachian State on September 10th as the two teams rematch an exciting 2-2 tie in the 2022 season. To close out non-conference play, Radford plays at Wofford on September 15.
After a brief break, Big South play begins on September 23rd when Radford plays host to Presbyterian. Two straight conference road matches await the Highlanders after that as they visit High Point on September 27th and Charleston Southern on September 30th to end the month of September.
As postseason play starts to loom, three of Radford’s final five conference matches come in the friendly confines of Cupp Stadium. The Highlanders will host UNC Asheville on October 4 before traveling to face USC Upstate on October 7th in a rematch of last season’s Big South Semifinals.
Radford hosts Winthrop on October 14th and visits Longwood on October 18th in the waning weeks of conference play. October 21st features the regular season finale in what’s sure to be a thrilling Big South Championship rematch with Gardner-Webb on the home turf.
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