BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Nighthawks look forward to the 2018 season with new names in the New England Collegiate Conference for the second consecutive season as New England College and Eastern Nazarene College join the NECC.
But before the kickoff of the NECC season, the Nighthawks start with five non-conference opponents to start the year.
The home opener is also opening day for the Nighthawks as they welcome Norwich University on August 31 at 4:00 p.m. The contest also marks the first match played in August in program history.
On Sept. 2, the Nighthawks travel to New York to face Cobleskill at 2:00 p.m., followed by a home game on Sept. 7 vs. Anna Maria at 3:30 p.m., a road game at Johnson State on Sept. 9 at 1:00 p.m. and a home fixture on Sept. 12 against Emmanuel College at 3:30 p.m.
The Nighthawks travel to Bay Path University to open the NECC schedule on Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Newbury stays on the road for a Sept. 20 match at Massachusetts Maritime Academy at 7:00 p.m., before returning to home for their conference home opener against New England College on Sept. 22 at 12:00 p.m., followed by a home non-conference game on Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. against Simmons College.
After their battle with the Sharks, the Nighthawks finish their regular season with seven consecutive NECC matches from Sept. 29 to Oct. 24.
Newbury starts the stretch on Sept. 29, traveling to Southern Vermont College, followed by three home games against Becker College on Oct. 6 at 3:00 p.m., Elms College on Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m., and Mitchell College on Oct. 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Two road games follow, starting with a trip to Eastern Nazarene College on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m., followed by a road fixture at Lesley University on Oct. 20 at noon.
The regular season wraps up with a home game on Oct. 24 against Dean College, scheduled for 3:30 p.m.