Stevens reacts to difficult Maine soccer schedule | Technoscoob
ORONO – Earlier this week, Maine soccer launched their full 2023 schedule with a number of heavy hitters on the horizon, notably FCS powerhouse North Dakota State in Week 2.
Whereas head coach Jordan Stevens is nicely conscious of the Bison’s success compared to the Black Bears’, he sees them as being on the identical enjoying discipline.
“They’re an FCS college, so we’re equal in scholarships [and] equal within the degree of play and competitors we each play all 12 months,” Stevens factors out. “Their success is second-to-none for the previous 20 years. It’s a big problem for us as a program, and a problem that we’re wanting ahead to.”
Proper after that sport is the Black Bears’ Colonial Athletic Convention opener in opposition to nationally-ranked Rhode Island. Going through opponents like NDSU and FBS college FIU of their season openers is vital for Stevens, particularly with beginning convention play with an opponent of that caliber.
“I feel that sport actually stands out on the schedule as a sport of big significance,” Stevens says. “That’s a CAA opponent that’s a top-20 opponent within the nation, and we will’t wait.We have to get going proper from the beginning of the primary snap of the primary sport.”
The Black Bears’ first sport might be at FIU on September 2nd.