Brown Women's Soccer 2012 Schedule
Providence, RI - Brown University women's soccer coach Phil Pincince has recently announced his team's 2012 schedule. A total of 17 games will be played, including eight home games on the newly turfed Stevenson Field. Highlighting the schedule is the Bears' 2012 Ivy League finale at home against Yale on November 1st. The contest will air live nationally on the Fox Soccer Channel. Brown, which finished the 2011 season with a 10-5-2 record and a 3-3-1 mark in the Ivy League, opens the 2012 slate on Friday, August 31st, at St. Johns.
Following the season opener against the Red Storm, Brown returns to Providence to host New Hampshire in its 2012 home opener on Sunday, September 2. The Bears then hit the road for three straight non-league contests in a week, during which they will face Providence (9/6), Vermont (9/8), and Northeastern (9/13). Brown returns home for a pair of non-league contests against Sacred Heart (9/16) and UMass (9/20) in its final preparation for the Ivy season.
Following the game against the Minutewomen on September 20th, the Bears will play 10 games against Ivy opponents. Pincince will play three Ivy rivals – Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale – twice during the regular season. The teams will play a home-and-home series with the first game against each other counting as the League contest and the second game counting as a non-league game.
Brown opens the Ivy schedule on the road at Dartmouth on Sunday, September 23, beginning a stretch of three straight League games. The Bears host Columbia on Saturday, September 29, and then travel to New Jersey to face Princeton on Sunday, October 6. Dartmouth will travel to Brown for a non-league contest on Tuesday, October 9.
The Bears then return to League action for two games, hosting Harvard on Saturday, October 13, and traveling to Cornell on Sunday, October 21. The Crimson and Brown will meet up on Wednesday, October 24 for a non-league game in Cambridge, before the Bears resume League play on Saturday, October 27, at Penn.
Brown closes its 2012 regular season with a home-and-home series with Yale. The teams meet in a nationally televised (Fox Soccer Channel) Ivy League game on Thursday, November 1, in Providence and play a non-league game in New Haven on Sunday, November 4.
Dates and times are tentative and subject to change ... check brownbears.com for updates!