Panthers set entertain Acadia in Home Opener

Panthers set entertain Acadia in Home Opener

Charlottetown, PEI (September 15, 2016)—The men's and women's soccer teams play at home Friday evening, playing host to Acadia. The finishing touches are still being put in on the turf field at home, so the games will be played at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. The women's game begins at 5:00 pm. The men begin at 7:15.

"We are excited and look forward to watching the new recruits play in their first home opener this year," said Graeme McDonald, head coach of the women's soccer team. "We are expecting a tough game against a strong Acadia team who were last years finalists. Everyone is motivated for this game and the players are ready to wear the Panther jersey with pride."

"UPEI men's soccer is excited about the opportunity presented in our home opener," said Lewis Page, head coach of the men's team. "Following a weekend when we competed well but fell short in attack we will be looking to get forward quickly and create more chances in front of goal. Acadia is a perennial AUS playoff team. We look forward to the challenge."

Both team also see action Sunday on the road against UNB. Follow all the games on Twitter with @upeipanthers, or watch the webcast at

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Media contact: Ron Annear, UPEI