Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg athletics and head field hockey coach Enza Steele are excited to unveil the Hornets' 2019 field hockey schedule.
Lynchburg's slate includes 11 home contests, three of which will be played at Liberty University's field hockey complex.
The opening whistle on the 2019 season will sound at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 as the Hornets will take Lebanon Valley on Lynchburg's Shellenberger Field.
September includes five home dates as Lynchburg will play host to Kean, Mary Washington and York on Shellenberger along with games against Dickinson and Rowan at Liberty's facility.
The Hornets will open up Old Dominion Athletic Conference Friday, Oct. 4 at home versus Randolph-Macon and will return to Liberty two days later for the season's final non-conference contest against Christopher Newport.
The Hornets' other October home opponents include Virginia Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite and Ferrum. The Saturday, Oct. 19 game against EMU will serve as both Homecoming and Senior Day.
Lynchburg is looking to make a return trip to the NCAA Division III tournament after reaching the Round of 16 in 2018. The Hornets captured the program's 19th ODAC championship and finished the year with a 16-6 record and received votes in the final National Field Hockey Coaches Association top 25 poll.
View the full 2019 Lynchburg field hockey schedule below.
2019 Lynchburg Field Hockey Schedule
||L, 3-2||Final - 2OT|
||at Liberty University Field Hockey Complex||W, 2-1||Final|
||Parents Weekend||W, 6-2||Final|
||at Liberty University Field Hockey Complex||W, 4-3||Final|
||CODE RED Game||W, 2-0||Final|
||at Liberty University Field Hockey Complex||W, 1-0||Final|
||W, 2-1||Final - OT|
||Senior Day | Homecoming||W, 3-0||Final|
||W, 2-1||Final - PS Away|
||Game 3 - ODAC Semifinals||W, 3-0||Final|
||Game 5 - ODAC Championship||W, 2-0||Final|
||NCAA Tournament - First Round||W, 2-1||Final|
||NCAA Tournament - Second Round||W, 1-0||Final|
||NCAA Tournament - Quarterfinal||L, 2-0||Final|