The University of Maine at Farmington men's soccer team has finalized the schedule for the 2017 season.
The Beavers open the 2017 season at home Saturday, Sept. 2nd, against Rivier, and Tuesday, Sept. 5th against Bates. Then they travel on Saturday, Sept. 9th to the Southern Vermont tournament which is a two-day event. The Beavers then take a Wednesday trip to St. Joseph's on September 13th.
The Beavers start North Atlantic Conference (NAC) competition the following week at home against Lyndon St. on Saturday, Sept. 16th. They follow that up with a trip to NAC rival Husson on Tuesday, Sept. 19th. To finish the month of September the Beavers take a trip to the University of Maine at Presque-Isle on Saturday, Sept. 23rd and then play a big home game against rival Thomas on Saturday, Sept 30th.
In the month of October, the Beavers start out playing four straight home games. The first one is a non-conference matchup against the University of New England on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. They follow that up with two conference games against Green Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 7th, and Sunday against Castleton on Sunday, Oct. 8th. They finish up the home stretch with a non-conference game against Unity on Wednesday, Oct. 11th.
The Beavers conclude the regular season with four straight conference games, beginning Saturday, Oct. 14th, against Johnson St. They then play their final home game against Maine Maritime on Tuesday, Oct. 17th. They then take a weekend trip to finish the season against tough conference opponents Colby-Sawyer, and New England College. Those games will be played on Saturday, Oct. 21st, and Sunday, Oct. 22nd.
The top six teams in the final regular season NAC standings advance to the NAC Tournament, quarterfinals taking place Saturday, Oct. 28th, followed by the semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 31st, and the championship match Saturday, Nov. 4th. The winner of the NAC Tournament will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.