The Elon University men's soccer team will face five opponents that reached the 2013 NCAA Tournament in its inaugural season in the Colonial Athletic Association and first under head coach Chris Little.
Elon released its schedule Tuesday, with the team having aspirations of a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. Elon advanced in the NCAAs for the first time last year, beating Clemson University in penalty kicks.
Among the NCAA Tournament teams on Elon's schedule are Coastal Carolina University, Loyola Marymount University and CAA foes Drexel University, University of Delaware, and College of William & Mary.
Elon will open at Duke University for the John Rennie/Nike Classic Aug. 29-31, where it will face Stetson University and Loyola Marymount. The following weekend, Elon will be in Wilmington to face Winthrop University and the Ohio State University in the UNC Wilmington Classic.
Other nonconference home opponents include Florida International University, West Virginia University, Duke University and High Point University. Elon will also travel to Radford University in nonconference action.
In CAA play, Elon will play host to Hofstra University, Northeastern University, Drexel and James Madison University at Rudd Field. The Phoenix will go on the road against William & Mary, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, College of Charleston and Delaware.
The game against Delaware on Nov. 2 ends the regular season. The CAA semifinals and finals will be held at the regular season champion's home field Nov. 13-16.
Elon will prepare for the regular season with exhibitions at the University of South Carolina and at home against North Carolina State University.
Full Elon men's soccer scheduleAug. 19 — at South Carolina# | 7 p.m.
Aug. 23 — vs. NC State# | 7 p.m.
John Rennie/Nike Classic — Durham, N.C.Aug. 29 — vs. Stetson^ | 5 p.m.
Aug. 31 — vs. Loyola Marymount^ | 12 p.m.
UNC Wilmington Classic — Wilmington, N.C.Sept. 5 — vs. Winthrop^ | 5 p.m.
Sept. 7 — vs. Ohio State^ | 1 p.m.
Sept. 10 — vs. Florida International | 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 — vs. West Virginia | 7 p.m.
Sept. 20 —at Radford | 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 — at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 — vs. High Point | 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 — vs. Hofstra* | 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 — at William & Mary* | 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 — vs. Northeastern* | 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 — at UNC Wilmington* | 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 — vs. Drexel* | 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 — vs. Duke | 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 — vs. James Madison* | 1 p.m.
Oct. 29 — at College of Charleston* | 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 — at Delaware* | 1 p.m.
Nov. 8 — CAA Championships* | TBD
Nov. 13-16 — CAA Championships* | TBD
# denotes exhibition
^ denotes neutral site
^ denotes CAA game