|Manhattan Women’s Soccer 2012 Schedule Revealed|
The Jaspers start their journey to compete for the 2012 MAAC Championship on August 12 with an exhibition at Central Connecticut State University. The squad tunes up once more before the regular-season on August 18 with the Green & White scrimmage at Gaelic Park.
Manhattan is set to play its opening three games on the road. The Jaspers kick off at Fordham (Aug. 24) for the annual 'Battle of the Bronx' looking to knock off the Rams for the second straight season. Manhattan will then travel to Delaware State (Aug. 26) and Sacred Heart (Sept. 2) before returning to Riverdale for its home opener with Lafayette on Sept. 7. The Leopards are coming off a second place finish in the Patriot League in 2011.
On Sept. 9, the Jaspers visit Atlantic 10 opponent Rhode Island. Manhattan returns to Gaelic Park three days later for a midweek home match with Northeast Conference member Wagner (Sept. 12). Manhattan then squares off at Stony Brook (Sept. 14) and wraps up the non-conference portion of the schedule at home against Holy Cross (Sept. 22), which begins a four game home stand.
MAAC play opens on Sept. 29 against Saint Peter's. Rider (Oct. 5) and Loyola (Oct. 7) come to Riverdale the following weekend. The Jaspers next destination is Western New York where they will take on Niagara (Oct. 12) and Canisius (Oct. 14).
Manhattan hosts defending MAAC champion Marist (Oct. 19) and Siena (Oct. 21) for the final home weekend of the year. The Jaspers complete the regular-season with a pair of road games against Iona (Oct. 26) and Fairfield (Oct. 28).
The 2012 MAAC Women's Soccer Championships will be held at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field on the Marist College campus Nov. 2 & 4. The top four teams in the conference will qualify for the tournament. The league champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.