Men's Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule
2018 Schedule (pdf)
June 11, 2018
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina men's soccer coach Shaun Docking has released the Chanticleers 2018 schedule and the reigning Sun Belt Coach of the Year has put together another tough schedule.
CCU's schedule, including exhibition matches, will include 11 home matches, seven road trips and one match which will be played at a neutral site.
The Chants will not only face tough opposition from the Sun Belt Conference, but will also face four teams from Power Five conferences and six of the 2018 opponents played in the NCAA Tournament last season.
The Chants will begin its trip towards a third consecutive Sun Belt title on Aug. 12 when they host nationally ranked North Carolina. The match against the Tar Heels is the first of three exhibition matches to help CCU get ready for the season.
Aug. 17 will have the Chants hosting another nationally-ranked program in Charlotte in its second exhibition match, and will end the exhibition season on the road at North Carolina-Greensboro Aug. 19.
The regular season will begin with two home matches, Aug. 24 against Pac-12 member UCLA and two days later on Aug. 26 with another nationally-ranked program in Georgetown.
CCU will hit the road for the UAB Tournament to face Memphis Aug. 31 at UAB and then face the Conference USA-member and host UAB Sept. 2.
Radford will begin a short two-match home stand on Sept. 12 and George Mason comes to town Sept. 16.
Another 2017 NCAA Tournament participant awaits the Chants on Sept. 21 as CCU travels to William & Mary.
The University of Portland is the first match of a season-long four-match home stand on Sept. 24. ACC-and national-power Maryland visits CCU Sept. 30 looking for some revenge after the Chants handed the Terps a loss at Maryland a season ago.
USC Upstate (Oct.6) and Appalachian State (Oct. 13) end the home stand, with the App State match beginning Sun Belt play for CCU.
The Chants traveled to Clemson last season and upset the Tigers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will return to Clemson to face the Tigers on Oct. 16, the first of four consecutive road matches.
CCU will jump back into Sun Belt action with a trip to Howard Oct. 20, and will head to Wilmington to face UNCW Oct. 24.
The final two matches of the season will be Sun Belt matches that could have a huge impact on the Sun Belt race. Oct. 28 will see CCU travel to Georgia State and the regular season will end with a home match with Georgia Southern on Nov. 2.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament is scheduled to be played Nov. 8-11 in Statesboro, Ga., with Georgia Southern serving as tourney host.