FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Rugby team has released its 2019 schedule for 15's play as announced by head coach Michelle Reed this afternoon. The Pioneers are looking to head back to the Tier II Championships as the team made it last year for the first time in program history.
SHU kicks off the season on the road at Queens University on August 31 before beginning NIRA play at LIU to kick off the month of September on Sept. 7 at 11:00 a.m. Just a week later the Pioneers will continue their four game road stand with a match at AIC on Sept. 14 with a time to be determined. SHU concludes the four game road stand at West Chester University on Sept. 21 at 11:00 a.m.
The Pioneers kick off its first home game at Park Ave Field on Saturday Sept. 28 at 11:00 a.m. when they face off against Brown. After a brief break for Columbus Day weekend, the Pioneers will continue its three game home set against defending Tier II Champion Mount St. Mary's on Sunday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. Six days later, SHU will host Molloy on October 26, at 11:00 a.m. to conclude the regular season. The NIRA Tier II Playoffs will begin on Saturday November 9 with the NIRA Championship game one week later on Saturday November 16.