On Monday, the Boston College men's soccer team released its 2013 schedule, the first to include new conference members Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse and final to include Big Ten-bound Maryland. The schedule is highlighted by 11 conference matches and seven contests against NCAA Tournament teams from last season.
Here is the complete 2013 schedule. All home games will be played at Newton Campus Field. All times Eastern. Conference games in ALL CAPS.
8/18 vs. Northeastern #, 11:00 a.m.
8/24 at Holy Cross #, 11:00 a.m.
8/30 at Boston University, 5:00 p.m.
9/2 vs. Quinnipiac, 5:00 p.m.
9/7 vs. WAKE FOREST #TheRivalry, 7:00 p.m.
9/9 at Dartmouth, 5:00 p.m.
9/14 at PITTSBURGH, 7:00 p.m.
9/21 vs. NOTRE DAME, 7:00 p.m.
9/24 at Rhode Island, 7:00 p.m.
9/27 at N.C. STATE, 7:00 p.m.
10/4 at MARYLAND, 7:30 p.m.
10/8 vs. SYRACUSE, 5:00 p.m.
10/12 vs. NORTH CAROLINA, 7:00 p.m.
10/18 vs. DUKE, 7:00 p.m.
10/22 vs. Harvard, 4:00 p.m.
10/25 at CLEMSON, 7:00 p.m.
10/29 at Brown, 7:30 p.m.
11/3 vs. VIRGINIA TECH, 3:30 p.m.
11/8 at VIRGINIA, 7:00 p.m.
2013 ACC Championship
11/12 Quarterfinals Campus Sites TBA
11/15 Semifinals Germantown, Md. TBA
11/17 Final Germantown, Md. TBA
# Exhibition game
The Eagles are coming off an 8-6-5 season in 2012, one of the weaker finishes in recent memory. Boston College fell to Clemson 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout in the ACC Quarterfinals and fell to Northeastern, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.