SAN ANTONIO (May 31, 2018) – Our Lady of the Lake University's (OLLU) women's soccer team has released the 2018 schedule. The Saints have 17 games scheduled this season, which include one scrimmage, five nonconference games and 11 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) contests.
Head Coach Arthur Salazar commented, "I am looking forward to the 2018 season because we are bringing in a great group of student-athletes. We are working to rebound from the 2017 season. It was tough to lose 10 seniors, but I have confidence in our returning players. They gained a lot of collegiate experience last year and we are excited to see them develop into collegiate athletes."
The Saints will take the pitch in the first game of the 2018 season on Aug. 19. OLLU is set to scrimmage NCAA DIII Texas Lutheran University at the OLLU Soccer Field. The women's soccer team will then hit the road for two nonconference games. The first game is set for Sept. 1 against Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City and the second game is set for Sept. 3 in Fort Worth against Texas Wesleyan University.
OLLU will host a four game home stand beginning on Sept. 6 when the Saints take on NCAA DII St. Mary's University in the Halo Cup. The Saints will then get set to take on NCAA DIII Concordia University on Sept 9. A nonconference game against Brookhaven College is set for Sept. 14. RRAC play will open up on Sept. 22 for the Saints. OLLU will take on Huston-Tillotson University.
A four game road stint will be up next for the Saints with the first game taking place on Sept. 27 in Hawkins, Texas against Jarvis Christian College. The Saints will then travel to Tyler, Texas to take on Texas College on Sept. 29. The road trip will wrap up for the Saints after they take on Wiley College in Marshall, Texas on Oct. 4 and Texas A&M University- Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas on Oct. 6.
On Sept. 11, the Saints will take the field at home to face the University of the Southwest. The Saints will host Paul Quinn College on Oct. 13 in another RRAC matchup. The final home games for the Saints will take place on Oct. 18 against the University of St. Thomas and on Oct. 20 OLLU will face the University of Houston- Victoria.
The final games of the regular season conference games for the Saints will take place in Louisiana. The Saints will take on LSU- Alexandria on Oct. 25 and LSU- Shreveport on Oct. 27.
The RRAC Tournament is set to take place on Nov. 8-9 at Texas A&M University- Texarkana. Six teams will qualify for the tournament and the RRAC Tournament champion will receive and automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship Tournament.
Opening rounds for the national tournament will take place at various host sites with the national tournament taking place on Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Orange Beach, Ala.
Home games will be livestreamed and will feature live stats. Follow the team on social media using #OLLUSoccer.