FRANKLIN, Mass. – Coming off of the program's first-ever playoff appearance, second-year head coach Ashley Magruda-Wood has announced the 2019 Dean College women's soccer schedule.
The Bulldogs will open up their season with four of their first five games being played at home beginning with the inaugural Bulldog Bash on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. Dean will play Fitchburg State on Friday at 12:00 PM and then Rhode Island College on Saturday at the same time.
Following a mid-week trip to face Gordon College on September 4, Dean returns home for a meeting with Western New England on the Grant Field Turf as part of the College's Kickoff Weekend.
Wednesday home contests against Nichols College (September 11) and Framingham State (September 18) have a Saturday road contest at Wentworth (September 14) in between them before the Bulldogs visit Pine Manor on September 24 and then return home for Homecoming weekend against Lesley University on Saturday, September 28.
When the calendar flips to October, the Bulldogs hit the road for three road games in their first four contests beginning with Becker College on Sunday, October 6 and Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday, October 9.
Dean plays host to Bay Path on Saturday, October 12 and then visits Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday the 16 before returning home to welcome New England College on Saturday, October 19 as part of a critical conference-laden stretch of contests.
That stretch culminates with a trip to Elms College on Wednesday, October 23 and then the regular season finale on Wednesday, October 30 against Mitchell College.
The Bulldogs made tremendous strides in their first season under Magruda-Wood and return a bevy of talented student-athletes including senior stars Megan Moore (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Macy Parisee (East Freetown, Mass.) and junior standouts Alison Nelson (Candia, N.H.) and Mackenzie Parisee (East Freetown, Mass.).