Weekend Preview: August 25, 2022

Weekend Preview: August 25, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (August 25, 2022) – Field hockey, volleyball and men’s soccer begin for 2022 in the Colonial Athletic Association this weekend, while week two of women’s soccer features home openers, including another game among the 10 best for AAC.

Field hockey
All seven CAA field hockey teams play opening weekend on grass, including five games against teams ranked in the top 25 in the NFHCA preseason poll. Northeastern opens the year at 3 p.m. Friday, facing No. 22 Ohio State in a neutral-site contest at Albany. William & Mary follows at 5 p.m., hosting No. 19 Old Dominion (FloLive) before Drexel moves to No. 4 Maryland at 6 p.m. (B1G+). The weekend ends Sunday with a top-20 game as No. 17 Delaware entertains No. 12 Virginia (1 p.m., FloLive). Earlier in the day, newcomer Monmouth visits No. 15 UConn (12 p.m., FloLive) and the Hawks open their CAA tenure Friday, hosting Fairfield (4 p.m.).

Towson opens his season with a pair of games at North Carolina, opening the season at App State (6 p.m., Twitch) on Friday. Hofstra will have the longest wait for his opener, entering the court Saturday against Stonehill (1 p.m., FloLive). | Weekend schedule

Ten CAA volleyball teams took to the court to open the 2022 season this weekend. Five teams start the year at home, including Charleston, Hofstra and UNCW, hosting Power Five opponents in their opening tournaments. The Seahawks take on Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. and Hofstra hosts Miami at 7 p.m. Friday, while the Cougars entertain Rutgers at 7 p.m. Saturday, with all three games available to stream on FloVolleyball. Stony Brook and North Carolina A&T will begin their CAA tenure with a pair of home games before the Aggies wrap up the weekend by visiting city rival UNCG (Saturday, 7 p.m.).

The five teams on the road include: Delaware to Philadelphia to compete in a Temple hosted tournament, Elon traveling to Richmond for the VCU Invitational, Northeastern traveling to the Chicago area to compete in the Northwestern tournament, Towson to East Carolina for the Pirate Invitational and William & Mary shipping to Tampa, participating in USF Invite. | Weekend schedule

men’s football
Four CAA teams are at home in an eight-game opening day on Thursday. Northeastern kicks off the year hosting UMass (1 p.m., FloFC), while a trio of 7 p.m. home games includes No. 17 Hofstra hosting Fordham, Delaware hosting Mount St. Mary’s and Monmouth receiving a visit from St. John’s. William & Mary, Stony Brook and UNCW will open the year on the road while Drexel will play the first of two neutral site matches at Harrisonburg. Elon and Charleston make their debuts Friday, as the Phoenix take on Milwaukee at Durham (5 p.m.) and the Cougars visit UAB (8 p.m., ESPN+).

A five-game Sunday begins with neutral-site competitions for Elon, Drexel and Charleston; William & Mary hosts Coastal Carolina (4 p.m., FloFC) and UNCW visits UNCG (7 p.m., ESPN+) in Sunday night matchups.

Four teams will wrap up opening weekend Monday with Northeastern making a trip to Boston College (5 p.m., ACCNX) before three home games at 7 p.m. on FloFC: Saint Peter’s at Stony Brook, Loyola Maryland at Delaware and Rhode Island at Hoffstra. | Weekend schedule

Women’s football
Monmouth will be the only team with two weekend home contests, including the weekend’s showpiece game with a visit to New Jersey from No. 10 Penn State on Sunday (1 p.m., FloFC). Monmouth’s contest against Penn State will be joined by three other Power 5 matchups on the schedule, as Delaware visits Virginia Tech on Thursday (7 p.m., ACCNX) before Charleston travels to Georgia (2 p.m., SECN+) and the Hokies head towards Elon. Sunday (7 p.m., FloFC).

Sunday’s schedule includes a host of in-state battles, including LIU at Stony Brook (2 p.m., FloFC), UAlbany at Hofstra (3 p.m., FloFC) and Mount St. Mary’s at Towson (7 p.m., FloFC). | Weekend schedule

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