HANOVER, N.H. –Dartmouth women's soccer head coach Ron Rainey has announced the 17-game schedule that will feature seven home games from the confines of Burnham Field in 2017.
The Big Green will compete against four non conference teams that participated in the 2016 NCAA Women's College Cup a season ago.
“We are excited about our 2017 season and schedule,” Rainey said. “Our spring is in full swing and we feel it is preparing us for some great games this fall prior to our Ivy League schedule. We have four teams who were NCAA tournament teams and the league schedule will be close and exciting as always. We want to keep building through April and May to give us positive momentum going into the summer.”
Dartmouth will host the College of St. Rose for a scrimmage on August 18 before kicking off the 2017 campaign with Florida International at 7 p.m. on August 25. The Big Green will remain at Burnham Field to take on Stony Brook on August 27.
On September 1, Dartmouth will hit the road for three games, facing three teams that made the College Cup last season, starting with Long Beach State. From there the Big Green will face Pepperdine on September 3 before a showdown at Albany on September 7.
Dartmouth returns home on September 10 for a midday game against Quinnipiac before traveling to Northeastern, another team that made the postseason in 2016 on September 15. The Big Green remain in the Bay State to take on Boston University on September 19 before opening Ivy League play at Brown on September 24.
On September 30, Dartmouth hosts Princeton at 1 p.m. and welcomes UMass Lowell to Hanover on Monday, October 2 for a match under the lights. The Big Green will travel to Yale on October 7 and will conclude non conference play with Holy Cross on Tuesday, October 10.
From here, the homestretch of Ivy League play concludes with Penn on the road on October 14, Columbia at home on October 21 and rival Harvard in Cambridge on October 28. Dartmouth will host Cornell on Saturday, November 4 at 5 p.m. when the Big Green will honor their six seniors.