Hurricanes Open 2023 Season at Stetson

Hurricanes Open 2023 Season at Stetson

Date: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023

Time: 5 p.m. EST

LocationDeLand, Fla.

Stadium: Athletic Training Center

The University of Miami begins its 26th season of women’s soccer Thursday evening, as the Hurricanes face Stetson at 5 p.m.

The Matchup

Miami is 11-1-1 all-time against the Hatters, topping Stetson, 4-0, on Sept. 12, 2019, in the most recent meeting between the two sides.

The Hurricanes sport a 14-9-2 mark all-time in season openers, including winning five of their last seven.

Under head coach Sarah Barnes, Miami is 3-1-1 in its first contest of the campaign.

Tracking The Hurricanes

Miami brings back 74 percent of its roster, including seven starters from a year ago.

Goalkeeper Melissa Dagenais returns for her fifth season after pacing the ACC in saves per game (4.81) last season, while co-leading goal scorer Lauren Meeks is poised for a breakout junior campaign.

Barnes’ team has eight newcomers—all freshmen—on the 2023 roster, joining the 17 returning letter winners.

2022 in Review

The Hurricanes finished the 2022 campaign with five home wins and five shutouts—the most by the club in six seasons.

Miami mounted signature victories over eventual NCAA College Cup semifinalist Alabama in August and then-No. 24 Virginia Tech in October.

Scouting The Hatters

Stetson is coming off of a 6-11-1 season, which featured wins over South Carolina State, Alabama State, The Citadel, Queens, Jacksonville and Austin Peay.

The Hatters will step foot on the pitch with 22 returners from the 2022 campaign, including preseason All-ASUN pick Chloe Washington.

Looking Ahead

Miami opens its home slate, welcoming fellow South Florida foe FAU to Cobb Stadium Sunday

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