Arkansas State soccer coach Brian Dooley released the Red Wolves’ 2022 schedule, which includes six of seven non-conference games on the home field.
All of the Red Wolves’ non-conference games on the 17-game schedule will be played in Arkansas. The lone road game is at Arkansas on Aug. 28.
Coming off a second-consecutive Sun Belt Conference regular season title, the Red Wolves return six starters and 20 letter winners from the squad that finished last season 10-6-2, 7-2-1 in league play. Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-Conference selection Aliyah Williamson along with Second Team All-Conference pick Emma Riley teamed up for 11 goals and three assists last year and look to build upon tremendous freshmen campaigns this season.
A-State opens the season on Aug. 8 with an exhibition match at Tulsa. A second exhibition has the Red Wolves hosting Tennessee-Martin on Aug. 13. The regular season opener is Aug. 18 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the A-State Soccer Complex. The three-game homestand to open the regular season continues Aug. 21 against Central Arkansas and Aug. 25 against Northwestern State.
After the road trip to Fayetteville on Aug. 28 before three more home non-conference fixtures prepare the Red Wolves for the conference slate as A-State hosts Arkansas-Little Rock (Sept. 4), Missouri State (Sept. 8) and Western Kentucky (Sept. 11) to close the non-conference schedule. WKU was second in the CUSA East last season.
The quest to a third Sun Belt Conference regular season title begins with three of the first four league matches on the road. A-State opens the league at Texas State Sept. 18 before returning to Jonesboro to face Marshall on Sept. 22. League games at Troy (Sept. 25) and Georgia Southern (Oct. 2) close the opening stretch before the Red Wolves host Louisiana on Oct. 6. ULM (Oct. 9) and Old Dominion (Oct. 20) are the remaining opponents on the road while three of the final four matches are at home against Georgia State (Oct. 16), Southern Miss (Oct. 23) and South Alabama (Oct. 27). USA won the Sun Belt tournament championship, while Southern Miss (West) and Old Dominion (East) were C-USA Division champions.
Aug. 8 – at Tulsa (Exhibition) | 12:00 PM
Aug. 13 – UT Martin (Exhibition) | 5:00 PM
Aug. 18 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff | 4 PM
Aug. 21 – Central Arkansas | 4 PM
Aug. 25 – Northwestern State | 2 PM
Aug. 28 – at Arkansas | 1 PM
Sept. 4 – Little Rock | 2 PM
Sept. 8 – Missouri State | 3 PM
Sept. 11 – Western Kentucky | Noon
Sept. 18 – at Texas State* | Noon
Sept. 22 – Marshall* | 3 PM
Sept. 25 – at Troy* | 1 PM
Oct. 2 – at Georgia Southern* | 11 AM
Oct. 6 – Louisiana* | 3 PM
Oct. 9 – at ULM* | 1 PM
Oct. 16 – Georgia State* | Noon
Oct. 20 – at Old Dominion* | 6 PM
Oct. 23 – Southern Miss* | Noon
Oct. 27 – South Alabama* | 3 PM
Oct. 31- Nov. 6 – Sun Belt Conference Tournament (Foley, Ala.)