Atlanta, Ga — Three teams that qualified for the Men’s Collegiate Association championship tournament highlight the 2013 sixteen game schedule released by Head Coach Ken Lovic. Additionally, the Jackets will host eight home games on the final year of the original carpet turf of the Roe Stamps Fields, including the annual showdown with in state rival The University of Georgia on April 20.
“We are extremely happy with our schedule,” said Coach Lovic, who is entering his seventeenth year at the helm of the Georgia Tech program. “The non-conference schedule will be a tough test, but it will help us get ready for the grueling SELC schedule and a possible post season run. For Tech to push the ranks of the national poll we must play a stronger schedule each season” Quoted Lovic.
The Yellow Jackets will open the season in Kennesaw, Georgia, on January 26 as Georgia Tech takes on Kennesaw State. The game will be hosted on the lacrosse fields at Kennesaw’s new athletic facility.
The following week, the Jackets will visit Oxford, MS for their first regional qualifying opponent when it faces the University of Mississippi. The men’s team will be a part of a double header that day in which the Georgia Tech women’s team will take on the Rebels the same day in Oxford.
The Jackets return to action the following weekend with a three game home string starting with Wake Forest on Sunday, February 10. The next weekend Tech will host Vanderbilt (Feb. 15) and Central Florida (Feb. 17) on the home turf. To end the month of February the Jackets head to Knoxville for two tough contests versus the 2012 SELC Champions in Virginia Tech (Feb. 23) and Tennessee (Feb. 24).
The squad returns home to Atlanta for another four game stint with three home games and one game versus Boston University at Marist High School on Friday, March 8. The Jackets will face Clemson and MCLA tournament team Pittsburgh on March 1 and 3 respectively. Pittsburgh comes to Atlanta for a first ever match up for the Jackets. On Sunday, March 10 the Jackets face off versus SUNY-Buffalo at home. The Buffs won their conference and went to the MCLA national tournament last season after edging the Jackets by a score of 7-6 last year in the regular season.
The Yellow Jackets will hit the road right before spring break for a trip to Tuscaloosa, AL to take on the University of Alabama. The Tide have won two in a row versus the Jackets and this regional game will be an important contest as the Jackets eye a return to the SELC post season tournament. After a week off the Jackets return for another pivotal regional contest versus Auburn University on March 30. The Jackets have won the last two meetings against the Tigers, both one goal victories.
The team will have one last road trip on April 6 when they travel to Raleigh, NC to face the Wolfpack of NC State. The season then wraps up with two in state games at home when the Jackets take on Georgia Southern (April 13) and the University of Georgia (April 20).
The 2013 SELC Championship which will be held once again in Atlanta at Northview HS from April 26-28.
|Sat Jan 26||1:00 PM||@ Kennesaw State||Kennesaw, GA|
|Sat Feb 2||1:00 PM||@ Ole Miss||Oxford, MS|
|Sun Feb 10||1:00 PM||Wake Forest||Atlanta, GA|
|Fri Feb 15||7:30 PM||Vanderbilt||Atlanta, GA|
|Sun Feb 17||1:00 PM||Central Florida||Atlanta, GA|
|Sat Feb 23||2:30 PM||@ Virginia Tech||Knoxville, TN|
|Sun Feb 24||12:00 PM||@ Tennessee||Knoxville, TN|
|Fri Mar 1||7:30 PM||Clemson||Atlanta, GA|
|Sun Mar 3||1:00 PM||Pittsburgh||Atlanta, GA|
|Fri Mar 8||7:30 PM||Boston University||Atlanta, GA|
|Sun Mar 10||2:00 PM||SUNY-Buffalo||Atlanta, GA|
|Fri Mar 15||6:30 PM||@ Alabama||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|Sat Mar 30||1:00 PM||Auburn||Roswell, GA|
|Sat Apr 6||1:00 PM||@ NC State||Raleigh, NC|
|Sat Apr 13||1:00 PM||Georgia Southern||Atlanta, GA|
|Sat Apr 20||2:00 PM||Georgia||Atlanta, GA|
All Home Games are played at the Roe Stamps fields next to the Campus Rec Center and are FREE.
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