St. John’s soccer: Women’s team releases fall season schedule

St. John’s soccer released the women’s program fall schedule. 

As the summer rolls on, the St. John’s soccer program continues to prepare for the new season as the Fall 2021 schedule was unveiled late last week.

The Red Storm will look to improve upon a 5-4-3 (2-4-3 Big East) finish last season this fall after a more normal offseason compared to this past year which was heavily impacted by the pandemic.

The Red Storm will kick off the fall season at Belson Stadium on August 19 against NJIT, which will be the first match against the Highlanders in program history.

The non-conference schedule will also feature home games against Columbia on August 27, Lehigh on September 2, and Central Connecticut State on September 12.

St. John’s will also hit the road to take on Saint Joseph’s on August 22, Harvard on September 5, Delaware on September 9, and Yale on September 19 to close out the non-conference slate of games.

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The Johnnies will begin Big East Conference play on the road against Connecticut on September 23.

St. John’s will reintroduce itself to the midwest region of the Big East after the conference was separated this past spring into two divisions to limit travel.

Every team in the Big East will play each other twice, home and away, this season.

St. John’s soccer looking for more success against Big East opponents

St. John’s will take on DePaul and Butler at home on September 26 and September 30, respectively, and will face Xavier, Marquette, and Creighton on the road on October 7, 14, and 24.

A huge key for the success of the Red Storm this fall will be whether or not the team can pick up some crucial road conference wins, which something that the Johnnies struggled with this past spring albeit in a shortened season.

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St. John’s was winless on the road in contrast to having a strong home record.

If the Red Storm are going to improve and climb up the standings in the Big East this season, the Johnnies must win games on the road this fall.

Led by their leading scorer this past season, and rising junior, Jessica Garziano in addition to a promising supporting cast, the Red Storm will have to outperform their recent poor records against Big East foes, most coming against last season’s midwest teams.