Hurricanes Announce 2020 Soccer Schedule
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After an offseason unlike any other, the University of Miami soccer team is officially scheduled to kick off the 2020 ACC season Sept. 17 at Cobb Stadium.
Following months of uncertainties due to COVID-19, the Atlantic Coast Conference office announced the full revised conference slate Friday morning.
The Hurricanes will play eight conference matches in head coach Sarah Barnes’ third season at the helm, with five against 2019 NCAA tournament teams.
“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to play this fall,” Barnes said. “The ACC has done a great job of putting together a schedule that allows our players and this program to continue to improve.”
Following a month-long training camp, Miami will receive its first test in a non-conference tilt with the Clemson Tigers Sept. 12. The two programs agreed to play the contest outside of the eight-match ACC schedule and it will not be open to the public.
“This preseason period has been great for development and the time created the opportunity for a more detail-oriented preparation,” Barnes said. “We are looking forward to meeting Clemson next week to gain experience before opening the conference season with Louisville and Notre Dame at Cobb Stadium.”
Miami begins the conference season Sept. 17, welcoming the Louisville Cardinals to Cobb Stadium, before hosting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Sept. 20.
After the pair of home matches, the Canes will travel north for four consecutive contests played outside of the Sunshine State.
Miami will open the long road stretch in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Oct. 1, the program’s first contest against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons since the 2017 season finale.
The Hurricanes are then scheduled to travel to Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., to meet the Virginia Cavaliers on Oct. 4.
On Oct. 15, Miami will return to the state of Virginia and face the Virginia Tech Hokies, before closing out the regular season road slate at Ambrose Urbanic Field against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Oct. 18.
Miami will return to Cobb Stadium and host the Syracuse Orange Oct. 29, before closing out the regular season on its home field against the Duke Blue Devils Nov. 1.
Fan attendance at Cobb Stadium for Miami home games will be limited to immediate family members of the participating teams.
Following the 2020 regular season, the ACC will host the top eight teams in a conference tournament played at WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C. The quarterfinals will take place Nov. 10, semifinals Nov. 13 and championship Nov. 15.