COLUMBUS, Miss. – The 2018 fall season brings exciting changes for the Owls Athletic Department. The Owls add seven additional sports to their offerings with women's soccer being among them.
Under the direction of veteran women's soccer coach Gray Massey, The W's first season on the field will begin with two exhibition matches against two higher tier NCAA opponents. The Owls kick off the season with a scrimmage match against DI opponent Alcorn State University on Sunday, Aug. 26 in Lorman, Miss. Then, four days later, The W will host DII opponent University of West Alabama in its second exhibition match on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The first official match of the season will be on Saturday, Sept. 1. The Owls will travel to Cleveland, Miss. to take on in-state foe Delta State University. On Monday, Sept. 3, The W will host East Texas Baptist University in its first home match.
Other 2018 home opponents include Letourneau University, Millsaps College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Judson College, Hendrix College, and LaGrange College. On the road, the Owls will take on Huntingdon College, Mississippi Valley State University, Berry College, Birmingham Southern College, Sewanee: University of the South, Belhaven College, Centenary College, Oakwood University, Hiwassee College, and Judson.