Coach Strother announces 2018 Lady Indians' soccer schedule

Coach Strother announces 2018 Lady Indians' soccer schedule

FULTON, Miss. – After a historic 2017 season, Coach David Strother has announced the Lady Indians' schedule for the highly-anticipated 2018 season.

The 18-game slate proves to be another challenging one as the Lady Indians will take on four teams that advanced to the postseason last season, including a mid-season home match against back-to-back defending MACJC and NJCAA Region 23 champion Jones County.

The Lady Indians open their season on the road at Pearl River before hosting Southwest Mississippi for their home opener. They will travel to Dyersburg State in Tennessee for their final warm-up before opening MACJC North Division play at East Central. ICC will host back-to-back division matches against Hinds and Northwest Mississippi before wrapping up the first half of division play against Holmes at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.

October will feature four-straight division matches for the Lady Indians. They will host East Central on October 3 before hitting the road against Hinds and Northwest. ICC will wrap up division play against Holmes.

Other non-division matches include: Southwest Tennessee, Motlow State (Tenn.), Columbia State (Tenn.), Meridian and St. Charles (Tenn.). ICC will wrap up the regular season against Pearl River. Select matches will be available on throughout the season.

Click here for the complete 2018 schedule.

Last season, the Lady Indians set a team record for most wins in a season (10) and earned the right to host the program's first-ever home playoff match after finishing runner-up in the MACJC North.  

The opening round of the MACJC playoffs is scheduled for October 18 with the No. 2 seeds hosting the No. 3 seeds for the right to advance to the semifinals on October 20. The host site for the 2018 MACJC Soccer Tournament will be the South Division's regular season women's champion. The championship game is set for October 21.

There is a new and interesting twist to the 2018 playoffs. If LSU-Eunice qualifies for postseason play, there will be a NJCAA Region 23 Tournament hosted by the MACJC Tournament champion on October 27-28. The tournament runner-up will face LSU-Eunice in the semifinals with the tournament champion getting a bye into the championship match. If LSU-Eunice fails to qualify for the postseason, there will not be a region tournament and the MACJC Tournament champion will be the NJCAA Region 23 champion.

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