NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University Men's Soccer hits the road for a pair of matches in the state of North Carolina this Labor Day weekend. The Bruins' will travel for a matchup with Campbell Saturday night before a midday game against Appalachian State on Monday.
LAST TIME OUT
Belmont opened its season last Friday night against crosstown rival Lipscomb University. In the first meeting between the two sides since 2016, the Bisons proved victorious. The Bruins fell 2-0 to Lipscomb after a strike in each half proved to be the difference in the match.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
This weekend's road trip will see two more of many matches that Belmont will play away from the friendly confines of E.S. Rose Park. The Bruins' will play just six matches on its home pitch during the 2018 campaign with the only back-to-back home games coming in the second week of September. Belmont has yet to play on its home turf but will open its home slate September 8 against San Diego.
CAMPBELL SERIES BREAKDOWN
Belmont and Campbell are no strangers as the squads have met thirteen time in the program's histories. The Camels have a heavy edge on the Bruins leading the series 11-2. The last time the programs met was in 2015. In the game which saw five goals between the two sides, Campbell proved victories with a 3-2 win over Belmont.
Campbell is off to a slow start to its 2018 season, going 0-2 at the SMU Tournament on the opening weekend of play. The Camels scored just one goal in the two matchups, falling to UIC 1-2 on Friday before being defeated 0-4 on Sunday by host school Southern Methodist University. Junior midfielder Gideon Betz scored the lone goal for the Camels on the weekend. This will be the first match that Campbell has played on its home pitch this season.
APPALACHIAN STATE SERIES BREAKDOWN
This will be the third meeting between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Belmont Bruins. Belmont is 0-2-0 all-time with the Mountaineers. The last meeting between the sides was in 2015 when App State defeated Belmont 1-0 in overtime.
ABOUT APPALACHIAN STATE
The Mountaineers are off to a red-hot start to the season. Despite being on the road for its first two matches, App State has gone 2-0 and scored five goals defeating Jacksonville 3-2 and North Florida 2-0. The Mountaineers high-octane offense is due in large part to freshman forward Camden Holbrook who has scored four of App State's goals and lead the team with 10 shots.
Live Stats will be available for both matches with a live stream available for the Appalachian State match. Fans can also follow @BelmontMSoccer on twitter for live updates.