New Haven, Conn. – Albertus Magnus College men's soccer coach Brett Colavolpe (First Season) has announced his team's schedule for the upcoming 2017 fall campaign. During the regular season, the Falcons will take to the field 17 times, highlighted by 10 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) clashes and eight contests in front of their home crowd at Celentano Field.
Albertus Magnus finished the 2016 season with a 9-8-1 overall record and earned the No. 5 seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament thanks to posting a 4-4-1 mark in league play. It was the team's 21st appearance in the postseason event with Albertus Magnus holding a 16-18-4 overall record and a pair of conference titles (1996 & 2012).
The Falcons open the 2017 season with two straight non-conference tilts against Nichols (9/2) and Westfield State (9/6) before opening up GNAC play at Suffolk (9/9). During September, we also see the squad welcome Regis (9/16), Mitchell (9/19), SUNY Purchase (9/21) and Anna Maria (9/30) to the Elm City. In the middle of the month, the Falcons will travel to New York to face Hunter (9/11) in a non-conference tilt before wrapping up the month with back-to-back road contests at Saint Joseph's of Maine (9/23) and Mount Ida (9/27).
In the early part of October, Albertus Magnus sandwiches a home match with Lasell (10/7) around away games versus Emmanuel (10/4) and Western Connecticut State University (10/10). The Falcons will then return home to battle Rivier (10/14) and Johnson & Wales (10/18) before wrapping up the regular season with back-to-back road contests at Norwich (10/21) and Brooklyn College (10/23).
The GNAC men's soccer championship opens up with first round play on October 29th. The semifinals are on November 1st with the championship match on November 4th. All games will be played at the home site of the higher seed.