Three North­eastern var­sity teams open their reg­ular sea­sons Friday, including the lone home game of the day when men’s soccer takes on regional rival the Uni­ver­sity of New Hamp­shire at Par­sons Field at 6 p.m.

Men’s soccer looks to win its fourth straight home opener, as the Huskies face UNH for the first time since 2006. Seniors Jacob Aduama and Simon Cox, along with red­shirt senior Ambry Moss, will lead the Huskies as tri-​​captains for this season. North­eastern is coming off a 6–9-3 season in 2013, a year that saw the Huskies finish fifth in the CAA stand­ings with a record of 3–3-1. For more infor­ma­tion about the team, check out GoNU’s pre­view.

Admis­sion is free, and the game is part of Northeastern’s Wel­come Week 2014 fes­tiv­i­ties. Buses will depart every 15 min­utes from Chicken Lou’s on Forsyth Street begin­ning at 5 p.m. on Friday. The Inter­na­tional Stu­dent and Scholar Insti­tute will be hosting a tail­gate party at the game. The ISSI will hand out tickets to the tail­gate on a first come, first serve basis on the shuttle buses.

Out of state, the field hockey team opens play Friday night, trav­eling to Lan­caster, Penn­syl­vania, for the Con­fer­ence Cup at The Nook to take on Temple Uni­ver­sity at 7 p.m. The game marks the first reg­ular season meeting between the teams since 1991. Con­fer­ence Cup play for the Huskies con­tinues Sunday after­noon against No. 1 ranked Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land. Northeastern’s home opener is Sept. 5 against Prov­i­dence at Dedham Field.

The vol­ley­ball team also opens its season with tour­na­ment play. The Huskies, cel­e­brating their 10th season in the Colo­nial Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion, will take on a trio of oppo­nents this weekend at the 2014 Radisson-​​UCF Invi­ta­tional in Orlando, Florida. First up is Eastern Ken­tucky (Friday 10 a.m.), then Florida Inter­na­tional (Friday 5 p.m.), and finally Cen­tral Florida (Sat­urday 1 p.m.). Vol­ley­ball serves up its home opener on Friday, Sept. 19 against Boston Col­lege in the Cabot Center.

Also on tap for this weekend: The men’s and women’s cross country teams will open their sea­sons with the KSC Alumni Invi­ta­tional in Keene, New Hamp­shire. Racing is slated to get underway at 11 a.m.

The women’s soccer team has already kicked off the 2014 cam­paign. The Huskies (1–1-1) played Prov­i­dence to a 0–0 draw Thursday night, and on Sunday they will take on UNH at 1 p.m. at Par­sons Field.

GoNU con­tributed to this report.