RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Field Hockey has released its 2019 schedule that features 10 home matches and matchups against 2018 NCAA Tournament participants William & Mary and Saint Joseph's.
The Rams open the season on Aug. 30 at Lafayette College before returning to Richmond for a four-game homestand. The Rams host LIU (Sept. 6), Bucknell (Sept. 7), William & Mary (Sept. 13) and ODU (Sept. 15).
VCU opens Atlantic 10 conference play with a match at crosstown rival Richmond on Sept. 20 then plays host to UC Davis the following day (Sept. 21). After a road trip to Saint Louis (Sept. 29), VCU has back-to-back home games against A-10 foes in Davidson (Oct. 4) and Saint Francis (Oct. 6).
The Rams close their home schedule with a three-game homestand against Saint Joseph's (Oct. 18), La Salle (Oct. 20) and Ball State (Oct. 27) which is slated for Senior Day.
The Black and Gold conclude the regular season with a match at Massachusetts (Nov. 1) and neutral site matchup against Maine (Nov. 3) at UMass. The Atlantic 10 Championship will be held Nov. 8-9 at the University of Richmond.
VCU is coming off a 2018 season in which the Rams went 12-7 overall and reached their first A-10 Championship match after going 7-1 in A-10 play. The seven A-10 wins set a new program record for conference wins in a season and VCU earned the No. 2 seed in the A-10 Championship.
2019 VCU Field Hockey Schedule
Aug 30 7:00pm at Lafayette
Sept 6 3:00pm LIU
Sept 7 3:00pm Bucknell
Sept 13 3:00pm William & Mary
Sept 15 1:00pm ODU
Sept 20 3:00pm at Richmond
Sept 21 2:00pm UC Davis
Sept 29 12:00pm at Saint Louis
Oct 4 3:00pm Davidson
Oct 6 2:00pm Saint Francis (Pa.)
Oct 11 3:00pm at Lock Haven
Oct 13 12:00pm at America
Oct 18 3:00pm Saint Joseph's
Oct 20 2:00pm La Salle
Oct 27 1:00pm Ball State
Nov 1 3:00pm at UMass
Nov 3 1:00pm Maine (at UMass)
Nov 8-9 TBD A10 Championship (at Richmond)
Bold signifies home games
*Denotes Atlantic 10 conference game