MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine first-year head men's soccer coach Tom Greenawalt revealed the team's 2019 schedule on Wednesday as the Lions look to repeat as United States Collegiate Athletic Association national champions this fall.
Brandywine's magical 2018 season culminated in the athletic department's first-ever national title. The Lions bring a 16-game winning streak into 2019 and will be tested immediately as they open the season against Berkeley (N.Y.), a team that Brandywine defeated 1-0 in the USCAA Tournament en route to reaching the national championship round.
In all, Brandywine's 19-match schedule features eight home games and nine contests against PSUAC opponents.
COMPLETE 2019 SCHEDULE
Some of the highlights to the 2019 include:
Aug. 30 vs. Berkeley (N.Y.): Brandywine needed a goal in the 80th minute to defeat Berkeley in its first game of the USCAA Tournament last November. Not only will the Lions be putting their 16-game winning streak on the line in the season opener, but also an 18-game home unbeaten streak. Brandywine was 10-0-1 on its home field last fall.
Sept. 11 at Penn State Harrisburg: The two former rivals meet for the first time since 2006 as Brandywine begins a three-game road trip, its longest of the season. Harrisburg left the PSUAC following the 2006 season to join the NCAA.
Sept. 14 at Penn State New Kensington: Brandywine travels to western Pennsylvania for its PSUAC opener nearly four years to the day of its most recent loss to a conference opponent. Brandywine is 41-0-1 against the PSUAC since dropping a match to Penn State Beaver on Sept. 19, 2015.
Oct. 5 vs. Penn State Greater Allegheny: The Lions host Greater Allegheny in a rematch of last year's PSUAC Tournament semifinals. Brandywine won the game 4-0, its smallest margin of victory against a conference foe last season, to reach its third-straight PSUAC title game.
Oct. 12 vs. Penn State Beaver: Beaver led the 2018 PSUAC championship match early, but Brandywine scored the final six goals to complete its third-straight tournament championship victory. This game will also be the final regular-season home match for the Brandywine seniors, who will likely become the winningest class in the 47-year history of the program this fall.