PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia University men's soccer head coach Ptah Myers has announced the Rams' 2016 18-match schedule Tuesday.
The Rams have an even split of home and road games with nine taking place on Ravenhill Field, five in the final two weeks of the season, and nine being played away from home.
Philadelphia opens the 2016 season with a trip to West Chester for a non-conference clash on Sept. 1. Two days later, the Rams kick off their home schedule against visiting Queens (N.Y.).
After a week off, Philadelphia begins Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play with three straight games in a seven-day span, starting with a home match against Caldwell on Sept. 10. The Rams head to Georgian Court on Sept. 13 and return to Ravenhill Field for a showdown with Nyack on Sept. 17.
Philadelphia ends September with three of its final four matches of the month on the road. The Rams take on East Coast Conference champion and NCAA Tournament national quarterfinalist LIU Post on Sept. 24. The Rams head to Northeast Philadelphia to face inner-city rival Holy Family on Sept. 22 and then go to Bloomsburg, a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament semifinalist, on Sept 28.
The Rams' lone home match during the nine-day stretch is a Homecoming Day showdown with Felician on Sept. 24.
October starts with Philadelphia at home to take on CACC foe Dominican (N.Y.) on Oct. 1.
Then, the Rams play three straight road games—the longest string of games away from home during the season. Philadelphia travels to New York for a non-conference match at Mercy on Oct. 5 and a CACC contest at Concordia (N.Y.) three days later. The stretch ends in Delaware against conference opponent Goldey-Beacom on Oct. 11.
Philadelphia ends the season with four of its last five matches on Ravenhill Field.
The Rams host conference foes Post on Oct. 15 and Wilmington—who reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament—on Oct. 19 before heading to 2015 CACC champion Bloomfield for their final road match of the season on Oct. 22.
The season ended with home matches against Chestnut Hill—who eliminated the Rams from the 2015 CACC Tournament—on Oct. 25 and Molloy on Oct. 27.