2016 Fall Season Set to Kick Off This Upcoming Weekend

2016 Fall Season Set to Kick Off This Upcoming Weekend

Springfield, Mass. - August 31, 2016 - The 2016-17 Springfield College athletic seasons are to open on Friday evening and will be in full swing by the weekend.

Starting off, the Springfield College women's volleyball team will begin its season hosting RIT on Friday at 5 p.m and Gordon at 7 p.m.  The Springfield College women's soccer program will follow suit, and will host Westfield State on Brock-Affleck Field at 6:15 p.m. Later on Friday evening, the Springfield College football program will open its 2016 campaign with the 3rd annual Pynchon SAW game between the Pride and cross-town rival Western New England on Stagg Field at 7 p.m.

The Springfield College women's volleyball team will play two more on Saturday, including games at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Blake Arena, while the field hockey team will kick off its season at 1 p.m. on Stagg Field against Southern Maine. Also at 1 p.m., the Springfield College women's tennis team will open its 2016 season against Babson on the Appleton Courts, while the women's soccer program will take on Eastern Connecticut on Saturday night at 6:15.

Lastly, on Sunday, the field hockey program will wrap up the weekend when it takes on Plymouth State at 1 p.m. on Stagg Field. On the road, the defending 2015 ECAC Division III New England champion men's soccer program will begin its 2016 season with a pair of away contests versus Lasell on Friday at 4 p.m. and Western Connecticut on Sunday at 1 p.m.

For constant updates throughout the weekend on the results, follow Springfield College Athletics on Twitter @SC_Pride and Instagram @SpringfieldAthletics. In addition, don't forget to sign up for our text message/email alert system, which can be done here.

Below is a complete list of games being played this weekend:

 FOOTBALL: 

Friday, Sept. 2

Springfield College vs Western New England – 7:00 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Springfield College Invitational (All games on Brock-Affleck Field)

Friday, Sept. 2

Eastern Connecticut vs. Roger Williams – 4:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Springfield College vs. Westfield State – 6:15 p.m. (Live Stats)

Saturday, Sept. 3

Roger Williams vs. Westfield State – 4:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Springfield College vs. Eastern Connecticut – 6:15 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Springfield College Invitational

Friday, Sept. 2

Springfield College vs. RIT (Blake Arena) – 5:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Framingham State vs. Gordon (Dana Gym) – 5:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Springfield College vs. Gordon (Blake Arena) – 7:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

RIT vs. Westfield State (Dana Gym) – 7:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Saturday, Sept. 3

Springfield College vs. Framingham State (Blake Arena) – 11:00 a.m. (Live Stats | Video)

Gordon vs. Westfield State (Dana Gym) – 11:00 a.m. (Live Stats)

RIT vs. Gordon (Blake Arena) – 1:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Springfield College vs. Westfield State (Blake Arena) – 3:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

RIT vs. Framingham State (Blake Arena) -  3:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

FIELD HOCKEY

Saturday, Sept. 3

Springfield College vs. Southern Maine – 1:00 p.m. (Live Stats)

Sunday, Sept. 4

Springfield College vs. Plymouth State – 1:00 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)

WOMEN'S TENNIS

Saturday, Sept. 3

Springfield College vs. Babson – 1:00 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER

Friday, Sept. 2

Springfield College at Lasell - 4:00 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)

Sunday, Sept. 4

Springfield College at Western Connecticut - 1:00 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)