DENVER – The Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team has announced its 2019 schedule, a 17-contest slate that features eight home games at Aurora Sports Park.
Head coach Ria Denny will coach her first game leading the Wildcats on Friday, Aug. 30 when JWU Denver opens the season at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont, Calif. The Wildcats wrap up their trip to Southern California two days later Sept. 1 against Redlands.
"I'm excited to see how we measure up against some great Division III competition this year," said Denny, who takes over the program after three seasons as the associate head coach at JWU North Miami, where in the fall of 2018 she helped the team to its most prolific season in program history.
The Wildcats will learn a lot about themselves during the opening weekend as both teams from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) are coming off winning seasons – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps went 8-5-4 in 2018 while Redlands finished 9-7-2.
JWU's home opener is set for Friday, Sept. 6 against Bethel College, the first of four straight at Aurora Sports Park. On Sept. 8, the Wildcats will host Mills College before beginning league play the following weekend Sept. 13 against SCAC newcomer St. Thomas and Sept. 15 verses Centenary.
The Wildcats' first conference road matchup is Sept. 20 at Southwestern, followed by a Sept. 22 tilt at Texas Lutheran. Denny's team will take a brief break from SCAC play with a road contest at Nebraska Wesleyan on Sept. 29.
JWU's home schedule continues Oct. 11 against Texas Lutheran and Oct. 13 vs. Southwestern before hosting 10-time defending league champ Trinity for Homecoming on Oct. 25 and Schreiner for Senior Day on Oct. 27.
JWU Denver Women's Soccer 2019 Schedule (MT)
|Aug. 30||at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps|
|Sept. 1||at Redlands|
|Sept. 13||St. Thomas*|
|Sept. 20||at Southwestern*|
|Sept. 22||at Texas Lutheran*|
|Sept. 29||at Nebraska Wesleyan|
|Oct. 4||at Centenary*|
|Oct. 6||at St. Thomas*|
|Oct. 11||Texas Lutheran*|
|Oct. 18||at Dallas*|
|Oct. 20||at Austin*|
|Oct. 25||Trinity* -- Homecoming --|
|Oct. 27||Schreiner* -- Senior Day --|