Sailfish Soccer Announces Challenging 2008 Schedule
May 22, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer team officially announced their 2008 game schedule on Thursday which has the Sailfish beginning with an August trip to Colorado and hopefully culminating with a berth into the NCAA postseason in Pensacola, Florida.
Coming off a 14-4-2 season which witnessed the team narrowly miss the NCAA regional while instead getting all the way to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) championship final and finishing as the runner-up national champion after being defeated in penalty kicks.
The 2008 campaign will begin with a trip to the Colorado Springs, Colorado as the Sailfish will participate in a pair of contests, debuting against Colorado State University at Pueblo on August 30th and then taking on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on September 1st.
The Fish will then return home to West Palm Beach to make their home debut as they battle against Eckerd College on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7 pm. Eckerd is one of four opponents that PBA lost to last season, all of which the Sailfish will have a chance of revenge against in 2008. Those opponents include Lynn University (Sept. 24), Saint Leo University (Oct. 4), and the University of Tampa (Oct. 7).
Other home dates for the Fish beyond Eckerd College and Saint Leo University include an October 23rd contest versus Clearwater Christian College and a Saturday, October 25th battle against West Palm Beach rival Northwood University at 1 pm.
Beyond their trip to Colorado, the Sailfish men’s soccer squad will also travel to Delta State University (Cleveland, Miss.) and Christian Brothers University (Memphis, Tenn.) in a two-game swing beginning Thursday, September 18th.
The Sailfish close out their regular season efforts with a November 1st date with Flagler College at 6 pm in St. Augustine, Florida.