Southeast Region champions release 2019 schedule

Southeast Region champions release 2019 schedule

GREENWOOD – Coming off a spectacular 16-2-3 season that saw it claim the Southeast Region championship and make a run to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, the Lander men's soccer program will look to repeat its success in 2019 with the announcement of its fall schedule. 

The Bearcats begin the regular season against Alabama-Huntsville on Sept. 6 on the road at 7:00 p.m. Two days later, Lander visits West Alabama at 1:00 p.m. 

The home slate begins on Sept. 11 with a contest against Newberry at 7:00 p.m. at Van Taylor Stadium. The Bearcats also host St. Leo and rival Erskine within the week before traveling to Coker on Sept. 25 for a 7:30 p.m. matchup. 

Lander will also host Carson-Newman (Oct. 23) and Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 29) in non-conference play, while traveling to Limestone (Oct. 9) and Anderson (Oct. 16) for a rematch of last season's NCAA Southeast Regional semifinal. 

Peach Belt Conference play begins on Oct. 5 against Francis Marion and concludes Nov. 9 at Flagler. Lander will play four of its seven PBC matches in Greenwood this season, hosting the Patriots, USC Aiken (Oct. 12), Georgia Southwestern (Nov. 2), and Clayton State (Nov. 6). In conference, the Bearcats travel to Young Harris (Oct. 19), to face the Mountain Lions for the first time since defeating YHC in the NCAA Southeast Regional championship. Lander also visits North Georgia (Oct. 26) and the Saints. 

The Bearcats are 29-4-1 at Van Taylor Stadium dating back to 2016 and are 24-2-4 in their last 30 matches against PBC opponents.