JOHNSON, Vt.– The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men's soccer schedule was released for the 2019 season on Monday morning. Head Coach Shane Bufano and the men's soccer program look to improve on the 2018 season that was capped off by a North Atlantic Conference playoff appearance for the first time since 2010 and extended their NCAA era wins record to 10 wins in a season.
The Badgers open the 2019 season at the first annual Northern Vermont University Invitational hosted by NVU-Lyndon on Friday and Saturday, August 30th and 31st. Following three days of rest, the Badgers will travel to Vermont Technical College on Wednesday, September 4th for a non-conference matchup. The men's soccer program will return to action at Minaert Field facing Rivier at home on Sunday, September 8th. The Badgers will face SUNY Delhi and Anna Maria College at home on Saturday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 17th before travelling to SUNY Canton on Sunday, September 22nd.
The Badgers will have two days of rest before hosting Bryant Stratton at home on Wednesday, September 25th. The following Saturday, men's soccer will travel to Newton, Massachusetts to face Pine Manor College on September 28th. The Badgers will look to secure a point toward the President's Cup Challenge as they face NVU-Lyndon at home on Tuesday, October 1st before returning to action on Saturday, October 5th versus the Owls of University of Maine-Presque Isle.
The men's soccer program will travel to Paul Smith's College on Wednesday, October 9th to kick off their four-game stretch on the road. They remain on the road on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th as they face Maine Maritime Academy and Thomas College. After a week of rest, the Badgers travel to Bangor, Maine to face Husson University in their final road game of the season. On Saturday, October 26th the men's soccer team will host University of Maine-Farmington at Minaert Field to conclude the regular season.
The NVU-Johnson Badgers will look to secure a spot in the North Atlantic Conference men's soccer playoffs for the second straight season. The conference championship is scheduled for Sunday, November 10th.
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