SEWANEE, Tenn. - Announced by sixth-year head coach Tony Pacella, the Sewanee men's soccer team has announced the program's 2019 schedule.
Of the 17 matches on the schedule, the team will face three new opponents in 2019: Brevard (N.C.), East Texas Baptist and Dalton State (Ga.).
Sewanee will open the season Aug. 31 with the Berry Invitational in Mount Berry, Ga. with matches against Brevard (N.C.) and DePauw (Ind.).
The battle of the Tigers from the State of Tennessee and the State of Indiana will resume its series on the pitch for the first time since 2010. Sewanee's last win came at Puett Field on Sept. 25, 2009 in a 2-1 double overtime victory. Of the 15 meetings between the two schools, six have gone into extra time.
The Kyle Rote, Jr. Invitational returns on Sept. 6-7 as Covenant (Ga.), Eastern Mennonite (Va.) and Berry will participate in the tournament. The Purple and Gold will face the Royals of EMU in the home opener on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., and then they will take on the Scots of Lookout Mountain the next day at 4:30 p.m.
The next weekend, the team will make a trip to the Lone Star State Sept. 13-14 to take on East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau.
Other non-conference matches include: Guilford (N.C.), Emory (Ga.), Dalton State and Piedmont.
Sewanee will open conference play at home Saturday, Sept. 28 against Berry.
The 2019 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament begins Nov. 2 with quarterfinal matches hosted by the top-four schools in the standings. The semifinals and championship, scheduled for Nov. 8 and 10, will be hosted by the highest remaining seed.
Sewanee finished the 2018 campaign with a 7-9-1 overall record and a quarterfinal appearance at the SAA Tournament.
Pacella enters his sixth year as head coach of the Sewanee men's soccer program, posting a 33-49-7 career record.
Below are the all-time series records:
|DePauw||DePauw leads, 9-5-1|
|Eastern Mennonite||Sewanee leads, 1-0|
|Covenant||Covenant leads, 24-2-5|
|East Texas Baptist||First Meeting|
|LeTourneau||Sewanee leads, 1-0|
|Guilford||Sewanee leads, 2-0-1|
|Emory||Emory leads, 33-7|
|Berry||Berry leads, 16-3|
|Dalton State||First Meeting|
|Oglethorpe||Sewanee leads, 23-15-4|
|Rhodes||Rhodes leads, 30-18-2|
|Hendrix||Sewanee leads, 18-7-1|
|Millsaps||Sewanee leads, 26-10-2|
|Birmingham-Southern||BSC leads, 13-4-5|
|Piedmont||Sewanee leads, 7-2-1|
|Centre||Sewanee leads, 19-17-6|
The schedule for the team can be viewed below, subject to change.
2019 Men's Soccer Schedule
|Sat. 31||vs. Brevard @ Mount Berry, Ga. (Berry)||Berry Invitational||2:00 PM EDT|
|Sun. 1||vs. DePauw @ Mount Berry, Ga. (Berry)||Berry Invitational||10:00 AM EDT||
|Fri. 6||vs. East. Mennonite||Kyle Rote, Jr. Invitational||6:00 PM CDT|
|Sat. 7||vs. Covenant||Kyle Rote, Jr. Invitational||4:30 PM CDT|
|Fri. 13||at East Tex. Baptist||6:00 PM CDT||
|Sat. 14||at LeTourneau||7:30 PM CDT||
|Sat. 21||vs. Guilford||2:30 PM CDT|
|Sun. 22||vs. MUW||1:00 PM CDT||
|Wed. 25||vs. Emory||6:30 PM CDT|
|Sat. 28||vs. Berry *||2:30 PM CDT|
|Tue. 1||vs. Dalton State||7:00 PM CDT|
|Sat. 5||vs. Oglethorpe *||4:30 PM CDT|
|Fri. 11||vs. Rhodes *||7:00 PM CDT|
|Sun. 13||vs. Hendrix *||Senior Day||2:30 PM CDT|
|Tue. 15||vs. Fisk||6:00 PM CDT||
|Fri. 18||at Millsaps *||7:30 PM CDT||
|Sun. 20||at Birmingham Southern *||2:30 PM CDT|
|Wed. 23||at Piedmont||6:00 PM EDT|
|Sat. 26||at Centre *||4:30 PM EDT||
|Sat. 2||vs. TBD % @ TBD||SAA Conference Tournament - Quarterfinals||TBA||
|Fri. 8||vs. TBD % @ TBD||SAA Conference Tournament - Semifinals||TBA||
|Sun. 10||vs. TBD % @ TBD||SAA Conference Tournament - Championship||TBA||