Montevallo announces men’s soccer schedule

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The University of Montevallo men’s soccer team has released its 2012 schedule, which features eight regular season home matches in addition to eight away matches.

Montevallo has advanced to the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship game the past two seasons under head coach Ken Hassler. The Falcons have also advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament both seasons as well.

The Falcons open up the 2012 season with three exhibition matches.

The Falcons travel to UAB on Aug. 16 to open up the exhibition portion of their schedule. Montevallo then travels to Belmont University on Aug. 19. The Falcons open up Varsity Field on Aug. 22 as they host the University of Mobile in their final exhibition match of the preseason.

Montevallo will also have a Purple versus Gold match scheduled for Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. on Varsity Field.

Montevallo’s first three regular season matches are on the road as the Falcons travel to Eckerd College on Aug. 31, University of Tampa on Sept. 2 and the University of West Alabama on Sept. 5.

The Falcons open up at home on Sept. 8 as they welcome in Lincoln Memorial University for a 7 p.m. kick-off. The Falcons will then host the University of Alabama in Huntsville at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The Peach Belt Conference portion of the schedule begins with a rematch of the 2011 conference tournament semifinals as the Falcons travel to UNC-Pembroke on Sept. 15. Montevallo’s first conference home match comes on Sept. 22 as the Falcons host Francis Marion University at 7 p.m.

A rematch of the 2011 and 2010 conference tournament championship game comes on Oct. 6 as Flagler College comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. The Falcons close out the regular season with a pair of matches at home on Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 against Concordia College in Selma and the newest Peach Belt Conference member, Young Harris College. Both games kick-off at 7:30 p.m.

The Falcons have a 72-31-10 all-time record against its 2012 opponents. Montevallo will be taking on the University of West Alabama for the first time, but the Falcons’ other 15 opponents are familiar foes.