Panthers at Home, September 8-10

Friday, September 8, 2017

It’s a brand new season for the UPEI Panthers! This weekend sees the UPEI home-opening games for Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer, and Men’s Rugby.

UPEI Women’s Soccer starts off the weekend with a game on the UPEI Turf Field Saturday at 3:00 pm against St. Francis Xavier University.

“I’m looking forward to our home opener,” said Graeme McDonald, coach of UPEI Women’s Soccer. “There is an extra edge to it going up against last year’s AUS champions. The squad is in a positive mood coming off a successful pre-season. We are heading into this game full of confidence.”

The men’s soccer team takes the field at 5:15 pm against St. FX.

“We have had a great pre season and our looking forward to playing St. FX in our home opener,” said Lewis Page, coach of UPEI Men’s Soccer. “St. FX is one of the top teams in our conference. It will be a great early season test."

UPEI Men’s Rugby takes on St. Thomas University at home Sunday at 2:00 pm.

“If the past few years are anything to go by, STU is a team on the rise, so they'll be a good opponent to start the season,” said coach Charles Waddell.  “I'm feeling very optimistic about our chances. We've had great numbers out in training, and we're looking strong in every position. Our back row, especially, is looking incredibly strong.”

The start of a new season is a great time to pick up your Panther Package. For just $75, you get admission to every home game for UPEI Women’s and Men’s Soccer, UPEI Women’s and Men’s Rugby, UPEI Women’s and Men’s Basketball, and UPEI Women’s Hockey. Head to and click on ‘tickets’!

And don’t forget, UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let’s fill the stands and make 2017–18 the best season ever!

Ron Annear
Athletics and Recreation
(902) 620-5117
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