HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker Cobra fall sports schedules have been released for the 2017-18 athletic season. The Coker women's soccer, men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's and women's cross country teams will each begin their 2017 campaigns on Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
The women's soccer team will begin its 15-match schedule on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. when they host UNC Pembroke at the friendly confines of the Coker Athletic Field. The Cobras will continue non-conference play when they host Converse College on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. and Shaw University on Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. The Navy and Gold will open South Atlantic Conference play on Sept. 13 when they host the Newberry College Wolves at 7:30 p.m. Next, Coker will round out the month of September by splitting their four matches at home and on the road. The month of October will begin with the Cobras welcoming Wingate to the Coker Athletic Field on Oct. 4. Coker will then close the season with a six-game stint of four home matches and two away matches, which will include five conference opponents and non-conference opponent St. Andrews.
The Coker men's and women's cross country teams will kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 when they travel to the Palmetto State Cross Country Festival in Columbia, S.C. The Navy and Gold will finish up competition in the month of September with four meets that will include the Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Invitational, the Adidas Invitational, the Wingate Invitational, and the Great American Cross Country Festival. A trip to the Royal Challenge (Oct. 6) will close out the regular season, then the Cobras will begin postseason action with the SAC Championship on Oct. 21 and the NCAA Southeast Regional meet on Nov. 4.
The Coker women's volleyball team will open up the season on Friday, Sept. 1 at the Newberry Tournament. The Cobras will play four games between Friday (Sept. 1) and Saturday (Sept. 2) against non-conference foes Lander University, North Greenville University, UNC Pembroke, and Southern Wesleyan University. The Navy and Gold will then return to the DeLoach Center for their home opener against Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Coker's schedule is highlighted by a five-game home stand spanning from Oct. 3 to Oct. 13. They will face Catawba (Oct. 3), Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 7), Queens (Oct. 12), UNC Pembroke (Oct. 14), and Wingate (Oct. 14) during that stint.
The Coker men's soccer team is slated for a 15-match schedule, which begins with a matchup against the University of Mount Olive Trojans on Thursday, Aug. 31. The Cobras open the 2017 home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 9 when they host Shaw University at 5 p.m. After opening SAC play on Wednesday, Sept. 13 against Newberry College, the Navy and Gold will split their last four matches of September at home and on the road. The Cobras will play seven matches in the month of October, six of which are in-conference matchups, including a matchup against the defending NCAA Division II men's soccer national champions, Wingate University on Oct. 4 at the Coker Athletic Field.
The Cobras head into their fifth season in the South Atlantic Conference. Please visit the links below for complete schedules for each of Coker's fall sports.