The University of Louisville men’s soccer team released its 2017 schedule on Wednesday and the lineup includes 10 matches against 2016 NCAA Championship qualifiers as well as 10 contests at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.
The Cardinals, who advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship for the fourth time in the last seven seasons in 2016, will face another challenging slate for head coach Ken Lolla’s 12th season at the helm. Louisville’s home schedule includes six matches against NCAA qualifiers – Butler (Aug. 28), Kentucky (Sept. 5), Wake Forest (Sept. 9), Boston College (Sept. 22), USF (Sept. 26) and North Carolina (Oct. 13). The UNC game will also serve as the centerpiece for Cardinals’ Alumni Weekend.
The road side of the 2017 schedule is highlighted by visits to NCAA Championship qualifiers Syracuse (Sept. 15), Virginia Tech (Oct. 6), Charlotte (Oct. 17) and Clemson (Oct. 27). Louisville will begin the 16-match regular season with a pair of home games in August as UC Irvine visits Lynn Stadium on Aug. 25 before Butler arrives on Aug. 28.
The Cardinals kick off the month of September with a road match at Georgia State (Sept. 1) before hosting rival Kentucky on Sept. 5. Louisville, entering its fourth season in the ACC, will open its eight-match conference gauntlet at home against Wake Forest on Sept. 9. That will be followed by the trip to Syracuse, home matches with IUPUI (Sept. 19), Boston College and USF and a road tilt at Duke (Sept. 30).
The month of October will begin for Louisville with its visit to Virginia Tech before back-to-back home matches against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 10) and North Carolina. The final non-conference match for the Cardinals will be the road trip to Charlotte before closing the regular season at home against NC State on Oct. 21 and at Clemson six days later.
The postseason will begin on Nov. 1 with the first round of the ACC Championship to be played on campus sites. The postseason event will continue on campus sites with the quarterfinals on Nov. 5 and the semifinals on Nov. 8, while the championship match will return to MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina on either Nov. 11 or 12.
Prior to opening the regular season, Louisville will play a trio of preseason matches. The Cardinals will host Lipscomb on Aug. 12 and Oakland on Aug. 19, and will face off with Indiana on Aug. 17 in Grand Park, Indiana.
Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter (@UofLmenssoccer) at http://twitter.com/uoflmenssoccer and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UofLmenssoccer.
2017 LOUSIVILLE SOCCER SEASON TICKET INFORMATION
Season tickets for the 2017 University of Louisville soccer season are on sale now and can be purchased online at GoCards.com, by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or in person at the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Fans can also renew their season tickets from last season by logging in to the My Cardinal Account at GoCards.com or by calling 502-GO-CARDS.
Season ticket holders will receive tickets for all men’s and women’s matches while sitting in the same seats for every match. Season ticket pricing at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium remains the same in 2017 as it has been since the facility opened in 2014. Season tickets in the reserved seating areas are as low as $3 per match, while general admission/berm/bleacher tickets are as low as $2.25 per game with the family plan.
For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, call 502-GO-CARDS or email email@example.com.
Assistant Sports Information Director