Hurricane Soccer Announces 2004 Schedule

Hurricane Soccer Announces 2004 Schedule

June 4, 2004

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami along with head coach Tricia Taliaferro announced the 2004 Hurricane soccer schedule Friday.

In what will be their inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Hurricanes’ 2004 slate includes eight teams that were either ranked during the course of or finished the 2003 season in the national top 25 polls, including 2003 National Champions North Carolina.

Miami opens the 2004 season with a ten day trip to Brazil, Aug. 10-20 before returning for a match at George Mason, Aug. 27. The Hurricanes then take to Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 29 to take on a Virginia team that finished the 2003 season ranked 10th in the country.

The Hurricanes welcome in-state rival and 2003 ACC Championship runner-up Florida State to Cobb Stadium for the home opener Sept. 3.

Following the match with the Seminoles, UM host Georgia (Sept. 5), Stetson (Sept. 8), Auburn (Sept. 10), Marquette (Sept. 12), North Carolina State (Sept. 17), Maryland (Sept. 19) before closing out the month with matches at Jacksonville (Sept. 21) and Clemson (Sept. 29).

Miami returns home Oct. 3, squaring off with Duke and travels to Chapel Hill, N.C, Oct. 7 to take on defending National Champions North Carolina.

The Hurricanes lock up with Wake Forest, Oct. 10 following the UNC match and return to Coral Gables for the final two home matches of the season, hosting cross-town rival Florida International, Oct. 12 and Central Florida, Oct. 21.

The 2004 regular season ends on the road with matches against fellow ACC newcomer Virginia Tech, Oct. 24 and in-state foe Florida Atlantic, Oct. 27.