SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University men's and women's soccer teams released its 2017 fall schedule including 10 home dates for the Crusader men and 11 for the Crusader women.
Both teams will open the 2017 season on August 23 as the Evangel men will travel to St. Louis to face Missouri Baptist. The Crusader women will host Lyon at Coryell Field at 5:30 p.m. in the second meeting between the two teams since the program's inception in 2015.
Evangel will return home August 25 and 29 for a pair of home double-headers against LSU-Alexandria on Friday and Central Baptist on Saturday, Aug. 29. The women will kick off both days at 1 p.m. as the men's game will follow.
The men's team will head north for a pair of matches in Iowa starting September 1 against Dordt College in Sioux City, Iowa. The Crusaders will head to Orange City, Iowa, on Sept. 2 to face Northwestern Iowa at 5 p.m.
The women's team will head to Florida September 2, to face Southeastern at 12 p.m. followed by a match with Trinity Baptist at 10 a.m. on Sept. 4. Both games will be in Lakeland, Florida.
The Crusader women return home Sept. 7 to host Bacone College at 1 p.m. as the men will return to Coryell Field the following day to host Southwestern Christian at 1 p.m.
All Heart of America Athletic Conference games will again be made up of double-headers with the women's game followed by the men's match.
Heart action starts Sept. 16 at William Penn before hosting back-to-back home games against Central Methodist and Culver-Stockton. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. against the Eagles and 1:30 p.m. against the Wildcats.
The remaining home conference matches include a four-match home stretch starting Sept. 30 against Graceland at 1 p.m. The Crusaders will host Avila on Oct. 3 before a Homecoming Day match against Mount Mercy at 12:30 p.m. The homestand will conclude Oct. 10 against MidAmerica Nazarene at noon.
The final home conference game of the season will see the Crusaders host Benedictine on October 24 at noon.
For the latest information on Evangel Athletics, follow the Crusaders on Facebook at Facebook.com/EvangelAthletics or go to www.EvangelAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Go Evangel Front Row App at EvangelAthletics.com/FrontRow available on Google Play and in the App Store.