Schedule page for 2022
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – On Friday, the Marshall women’s soccer team released their fall 2022 schedule for their first season at the Sun Belt Conference. The Herd opens the 2022 season with a four-game home stand.
The Thundering Herd will play nine regular season home games at Hoops Family Field. Marshall’s schedule has seven contenders with double-digit wins in 2021 and two who have won their respective conference championships and played in the NCAA Tournament. Herd’s rivals have collectively won 150 matches in 2021.
Season passes go on sale July 1st. Tickets for individual matches, if any, will be released on August 1st. Season tickets purchased will include one ticket for each men’s and women’s match. More information can be found by clicking here on Marshall Women’s Football Ticket Page.
“We will close a couple of series with some common rivals and then start new series with others,” head coach Hurd said. Michael Swan which is entering its third season at the helm. “Participating in a new conference and playing against a new opponent will be exciting and somewhat challenging considering we haven’t traveled to our opponents’ locations, but you can feel the excitement among the staff and players about playing in the Sunbelt.
“We had a good spring and added a lot of depth to our team. Last season we were so young, but the team is 12 months older and wiser. If we add our transfers and new recruits to that, we won. Don’t be disappointed. We are so excited to play in front of our home crowd this season! We have a great balance between home and away and we are very pleased with what we have put together with the 2022 schedule.”
Marshall starts the year with two exhibition matches. The first is a home bout against Eastern Kentucky on August 9, followed by a final exhibition match away at Bellarmine on August 14. in the semi-finals.
The Herd will officially begin the regular season on August 18 against High Point. A year ago, the Panthers won 10 games to clinch the Big South Tournament Championship by defeating No. 1 Campbell 2-1. High Point advanced to the NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round to first-place Virginia.
The Marshalls then continue their season-opening finish against Akron (August 21), Morehead State (August 25), and finally against Ohio (August 28). The Ohio Bobcats have 11 wins in 2021.
The Herd is on the road for their next three non-conference events: Liberty (Sept. 1), Radford (Sept. 4), and then Miami, Ohio (Sept. 11). Liberty and Radford finished last season with double-digit wins. Radford gave way to Campbell, who took first place in the Big South semi-finals.
Marshall will open and close his first season in the Sunbelt with two familiar opponents in the Southern Miss on September 17th and then in the Old Dominion on October 27th. with fall 2022 schedule. Both teams played in the 2021 conference title game, with Old Dominion winning the championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. The Monarchs lost to first-placed Duke 1–0 in the first round.
Between meetings with a pair of old rivals, Marshall will play eight other Sun Belt matches out of 10 in total. Appalachians (September 25), Georgia Southern (October 6), James Madison (October 14) and, finally, Texas (October 23) will take part in the home competition along with the “Southern Miss”. The match against Southern Miss will also be Herd Night with the first touch at 7:00 pm.
Marshall’s other conference away games will be in Arkansas State (September 22), Louisiana Monroe (October 1), Georgia State (October 9), Coastal Carolina (October 20), and then Old Dominion.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament will take place October 31-November 6 in Foley, Alabama.
Marshall returns the top three scorers of the 2021 season in Kat Gonzalez (five goals, one assist) Meg Jarvis (five heads) and Morgan White (three goals, two assists). This spring, Gonzalez again spent time with the Dominican Republic women’s team and scored a goal in international competition. Both of last year’s Hurd goalkeepers also return to Mira Pastoft as well as Courtney McVicker. Pastoft played over 1,100 minutes and scored 1.86 goals over the average. McVicker played 360 minutes and recorded a .719 save percentage.