AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn soccer and 24th-year head coach Karen Hoppa announced the team’s schedule for the 2022 season Tuesday.
The fall slate will mark the 30th season of Auburn’s program.
“We are excited to announce our 2022 schedule,” Hoppa said. “It is extraordinarily challenging with eight opponents who made last year’s NCAA tournament. Each matchup is going to show us exactly what we’re made of. We feel our veteran team is up for the challenge, and we cannot wait to kick-off the season in August!”
The schedule consists of a pair of exhibition games followed by 18 regular season matches, including 10 against Southeastern Conference opponents. The Auburn Soccer Complex will play host to 11 of the 20 contests.
The Tigers will begin exhibition play at home on Monday, August 8 against Georgia Southern before making the trip to the University of Memphis on Saturday, August 13 for one final tune up prior to the start of the regular season.
Auburn’s regular season opponents feature eight NCAA Tournament participants from a year ago, including last year’s College Cup Champions. The field produced a 209-109-25 record during the 2021 campaign.
The season will begin at home against the reigning C-USA Tournament champions Old Dominion on Thursday, August 18, followed by a bout against C-USA runner up Southern Miss the following Sunday, August 21.
The Tigers will then hit the road for their first away games of the season at the home of the defending national champions, Florida State, on Thursday, August 25 before squaring off against a second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent at Wake Forest on Sunday, August 28.
Returning to Auburn for a three-game homestand, the Tigers will then battle West Virginia on Thursday, September 1, Army on Sunday, September 4 and UMass Lowell on Thursday, September 8.
To wrap up nonconference competition, the Orange and Blue will trek to Birmingham for a matchup against eight-time and defending Southern Conference champions Samford on Sunday, September 11.
Conference action will begin on the road for the Tigers, first at Missouri on Friday, September 16, followed by a game at Arkansas, last year’s SEC regular season champions, on Thursday, September 22.
The Auburn Soccer Complex will welcome its first SEC opponent, Ole Miss, on Sunday, September 25 before rounding out the month with Vanderbilt at home on Friday, September 30.
In the month of October, the Tigers will square off at Kentucky (Oct. 6), versus Mississippi State (Oct. 9), at Texas A&M (Oct. 14), versus Tennessee (Oct. 20) and at LSU (Oct. 23). The team will conclude the regular season by hosting the Iron Bowl of soccer on Thursday, October 27.
Postseason play will begin with the SEC Tournament in Pensacola, Florida from October 30 through November 6. The NCAA Tournament will follow, running from November 11 through December 4. The first round through quarterfinals will be held at host sites and the College Cup will take place in Cary, North Carolina.
TV broadcast information will be released closer to the start of the season.
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