MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo men’s soccer team has released its 2012 schedule. The Falcons will host eight regular season home matches while hitting the road for eight games. UM has advanced to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship game the past two seasons under head coach Ken Hassler. They have also advanced to the NCAA Tournament both seasons as well.
The Falcons open up the 2012 season with three exhibition matches. The Falcons travel to UAB on August 16 to open up the exhibition portion of their schedule. They then travel to Belmont University on August 19. The Falcons open up Varsity Field on August 22 as they host the University of Mobile in their final exhibition match of the preseason. UM will also have a Purple versus Gold match scheduled for August 25 at 7 p.m. on Varsity Field.
UM’s first three regular season matches are on the road as the Falcons travel to Eckerd College on August 31, University of Tampa on September 2 and the University of West Alabama on September 5.
The Falcons open up at home on September 8 as they welcome in Lincoln Memorial University for a 7 p.m. kick-off. The Falcons will then host the University of Alabama-Huntsville at 7:30 p.m. on September 11.
The Peach Belt Conference portion of the schedule begins with a rematch of the 2011 PBC Tournament Semifinals as the Falcons travel to UNC Pembroke on September 15. UM’s first PBC home match comes on September 22 as the Falcons host Francis Marion University at 7 p.m.
A rematch of the 2011 and 2010 PBC Tournament Championship game comes on October 6 as Flagler College comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. The Falcons close out the regular season with a pair of matches at home on October 22 and 27 against Concordia College-Selma and the newest Peach Belt Conference member Young Harris College. Both games kick-off at 7:30 p.m.
The Falcons have a 72-31-10 record against its 2012 opponents all-time. UM will be taking on the University of West Alabama for the first time but the Falcons other 15 opponents are familiar foes.