Fireworks may still be smouldering from the 4th of July, but the Daytona State Falcons are already looking ahead to the fast-approaching 2017 season. The DSC women's soccer, men's soccer and women's volleyball squads have set their fall schedules, all of which are slated to begin next month.
Women's soccer will begin the Falcons' autumn play with a scrimmage at the University of North Florida on Aug. 9, followed by their first home match of the season on Aug. 12 versus Middle Georgia State College. The Falcons will wrap pre-season scrimmage play against in-town rivals Embry Riddle on Aug. 20. Conference competition will begin for the Falcons on Sept. 11, with a home match versus Eastern Florida State College. In all, the Falcons will host nine home games, including four conference match-ups. The women will wrap the regular season Oct. 26 at Broward College.
Looking to defend their 2016 NJCAA Division I Southeastern District Championship, the men's soccer team will begin their season on Aug. 13 with a friendly scrimmage at the University of North Florida. The Falcons' first home game will be a friendly exhibition match against Flagler College on Aug. 19. Conference play for the men's team will begin Sept. 15 at Broward College. DSC will host nine men's matches in all during the regular season, including a double-header on Oct. 6.
Both Falcon soccer squads will play at home on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the grand opening of DSC's new state-of-the-art soccer stadium. A special ceremony will take place before the men's match against Thomas University at 4:00 p.m. The women's team will play at 6:00 p.m. versus Broward College. Both teams will play again on Oct. 21 as part of DSC's homecoming festivities. The men will take on ASA College (Miami) at 2:00 p.m. in their final game of the season while the women will play Polk State College at 4:00 p.m.
Falcon women's volleyball launches their fall season at home in the L. Gale Lemerand Center Gymnasium on Aug. 22 versus the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota at 6:00 p.m. The Falcons then go right into conference play at Sante Fe College on Aug. 26. During homecoming week, the Falcons will take on Polk State College at home on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:00 p.m. In all, women's volleyball will host 10 home games, including a four-game home stand to close out the season in October.
Fall play for the Falcons will also include women's golf, slated to start their season in September, and men's and women's basketball beginning in November. It's going to be an exciting season, will many celebrations including the new soccer stadium grand opening, DSC's 60th anniversary, and the 25th anniversary of the Falcons' 1992 men's basketball state championship.