Mountain Lions announce fall slate for women's soccer
Young Harris College women's soccer coach Avram Allen has released the 2023 schedule for the Mountain Lions.
"We are have a very competitive schedule ahead of us," said Allen. "We play several top teams to open up our non-conference season again this year. These matches will be great tests for us leading into our conference matches.
"This is a new conference for us," added Allen. "Different opponents, different facilities, but the same game. These are exciting times for us and we are looking forward to a new chapter. This is an opportunity for us to build our own legacy as we transition into Conference Carolinas. We know that we are coming into a conference that has produced several NCAA tournament teams over the years. We know the standard is a great standard and we are excited to be apart of it. In saying that, the work rate and focus will have to be at an all time high every match this season to achieve the goals we set as a team this season."
INSIDE THE SCHEDULE:
Young Harris has put together an 18-match slate for the upcoming campaign, including nine at the YHC Soccer and Lacrosse Field.
Young Harris will open the season with five non-conference matches. The Mountain Lions will open the campaign August 31 when they travel to Rome, Georgia, for a 4 p.m. match against Shorter University, which will be joining Conference Carolinas in fall 2024. YHC will play its next three matches - University of West Georgia (Sept. 3), Carson-Newman University (Sept. 6) and the University of North Georgia (Sept. 10) - in the friendly confines of the Enchanted Valley.
The Mountain Lions will travel to Mars Hill, North Carolina, Sept. 13 for a non-conference match against Mars Hill University before they begin play in Conference Carolinas with a 2 p.m. home match against Emmanuel (Ga.) University Sept. 16.
YHC will venture on the road for two Conference Carolinas matches Sept. 19 (Erskine College) and Sept. 23 (Southern Wesleyan University) before a home league encounter Sept. 27 against North Greenville University.
The Mountain Lions will have their first-ever meetings with Lees-McRae College (Sept. 30) and Converse University (Oct. 3), both on the road.
Young Harris will entertain Erskine at home Oct. 7 before a road contest at North Greenville Oct..11.
The Mountain Lions will play two of their next three matches at home - Southern Wesleyan (Oct. 14) and Francis Marion University (Oct. 21). They will be on the road Oct. 18 against Emmanuel (Ga.). Francis Marion is a familiar foe for the Mountain Lions as they used to be in the Peach Belt
YHC will step out of conference play one final time as they travel to Greeneville, Tennessee, for an Oct. 25 match against Tusculum University.
The Mountain Lions will wrap up the regular season with first-time opponent Belmont Abbey College Oct. 28 at home.