A day after the McPherson College men’s soccer schedule was released, the women followed suit.
The Bulldogs will play a daunting 17-game schedule, which includes 11 games against KCAC opponents.
"In 2017, we are going to play a nice variety of opponents from different conferences or areas of the country," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "This will certainly help us continue to gain respect throughout the country as we work to move this program forward. We are excited about the challenges we will face and how it's going to help us be ready for the KCAC."
The Bulldogs open the regular season Sept. 26 in Denver to play in the Johnson & Wales Kickoff Classic. They play the University of Saint Thomas (Texas) on Saturday, Aug. 26, then tackle host JWU Denver on Monday, Aug. 28. Both teams finished at or near the top of their respective conferences in 2016.
McPherson’s first home game is against Avila University on Saturday, Sept. 2, then it’s idle for nearly two weeks before hosting Randall University on Thursday, Sept. 14. The following Saturday (Sept. 16), the Bulldogs journey to Fremont, Neb., to face Midland University which finished second in a strong Great Plains Athletic Conference.
The final non-conference matchup is Wednesday, Sept. 21, against always-tough University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in McPherson. The Drovers finished third in the Sooner Athletic Conference last season.
McPherson opens KCAC play on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Sterling College.
Here is the complete schedule:
Aug. 19 — Alumni Scrimmage
Aug. 26 — vs. University of Saint Thomas at Denver
Aug. 28 — at Johnson & Wales
Sept. 2 — Avila
Sept. 14 — Randall University
Sept. 16 — at Midland (Neb.)
Sept. 21 — University of Science and Arts
Sept. 27 — at Sterling
Sept. 30 — Tabor
Oct. 4 — at Friends
Oct. 7 — Bethel
Oct. 11 — Ottawa
Oct. 14 — at Oklahoma Wesleyan
Oct. 18 — at Southwestern
Oct. 21 — at Bethany
Oct. 25 — Saint Mary
Oct. 28 — at York
Oct. 31 — Kansas Wesleyan