WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW and the Wilmington Hammerheads will stage a soccer doubleheader on Aug. 17 when the Seahawks take on Longwood in an exhibition game followed by the regular season finale for the Hammerheads against Antigua.
The UNCW-Longwood match begins at 5 p.m. Kick-off for the Hammerheads and Antigua is set for 7:30 p.m.
“As our season comes to a close we are proud to help launch the beginning of UNCW’s season,” said Matt Saddler, general manager of the Hammerheads. “For anyone who lives in the Wilmington area this will be a unique opportunity to see the best soccer this region has to offer with the Hammerhead and Seahawk teams playing on the same date and at the same location with two games being offered for the price of one.”
The Seahawks open their 13th season under veteran head coach Aidan Heaney when they play the first of two exhibition games for the 2013 season. UNCW qualified for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament one year ago before bowing out in overtime, 4-3, at James Madison.
“Playing a doubleheader before the Hammerhead match at Legion Stadium will be a great opportunity for our players to play in front of the Hammerhead fans and showcase their abilities,” said Heaney. “We are looking forward to getting our preseason underway and hopefully the Hammerheads faithful will support us this fall once their season is completed.”
Heaney returns the core of a last season’s team including first-team All-CAA honoree Jamie Dell and CAA All-Rookie selection Colin Bonner.
If purchased in advance, Adults $8; Students/Youths $4; If purchased at the gate, prices are Adults $12 and Students/Youths $8.