Lindenwood University-Belleville and Director of Athletics Scott Spinner has announced the 2015 fall schedule for men's soccer.
The Lynx begin their second season in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) and are all coming off post-season appearances in 2014.
Coming off a record breaking season in 2014, which saw the Lynx go undefeated in their first season in the AMC, capturing the regular season and tournament titles, the Lynx will look to defend their title in the AMC. The season will commence on August 14th as the team will open practice just under two weeks before their first game at Missouri Valley College (Aug. 26). The Vikings handed the Lynx their only regulation loss in 2014, but wouldn't lose again until the National Tournament.
HOME OPENER AND INAUGURAL NIGHT GAME
After traveling to Ottawa University (Aug. 29), the Lynx will host Spring Arbor (Sept. 4) for their first home game of the season and first ever night game at Lynx Field. AMC play will then get underway as the Lynx host St. Louis College of Pharmacy (Sept. 9) before hosting Williams Baptist University (Sept. 12).
The Lynx will then get away from conference play for back-to-back games, traveling to Indiana Wesleyan (Sept. 18) and Bethel (Ind.) (Sept. 19).
September closes out with two conference games, as they Lynx will travel to Harris-Stowe State University (Sept. 24) before taking on Columbia College (Sept. 29) in a 7 pm game. The Columbia game will serve as a rematch of the 2014 conference championship game, which the Lynx won 4-0. The Lynx will complete their three-game road trip by traveling to Hannibal-LaGrange (Oct. 3).
Following the road swing, Missouri Baptist (Oct. 13) comes to Belleville for what will be the second night game at Lynx Field, with the addition of lights in the off-season.
Following the night game, the Lynx will play two-of-three non-conference games beginning with Campbellsville (Oct. 10) coming to Belleville. The Lynx will then travel to new conference foe Central Baptist (Oct. 13) before hosting Southwest Baptist (Oct. 17) in the final non-conference game of the year.
The schedule concludes with four conference games, the first of which will be played at William Woods University (Oct. 21). The Lynx will host Lyon College (Oct. 24) before traveling to Freed Hardeman University (Oct. 27) in the final road game of the regular season. The schedule concludes with Park University (Oct. 31), who was the lone team in the AMC the Lynx did not beat last season, as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The 2015 schedule features three non-conference games that will be rematches of last season — Indiana Wesleyan, Ottawa University, Missouri Valley College. The Lynx went 11-1-1 against teams they faced last season.