Field Hockey Reveals 2017 Slate

Kennedi Jones
Kennedi Jones

Field Hockey Reveals 2017 Slate

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University field hockey team announced its fall schedule Tuesday with several dates to circle on the calendar.

The Marlins will open the season at perennial power, Christopher Newport University, on September 1. Virginia Wesleyan will then play three straight contests away from Birdsong Field before returning home to face Neumann University in the home opener on September 16.

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for the Marlins will be on September 30 when VWU travels to Roanoke College. The first home ODAC contest will take place during Homecoming Weekend as Virginia Wesleyan hosts Eastern Mennonite on October 7.

The Marlins travel to defending ODAC champion, Shenandoah University, on October 21 for the last road contest of the regular season.

Virginia Wesleyan will host Washington & Lee University for Senior Day on October 28. The Generals have reached the ODAC championship in each of the last two seasons.

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