ST. LOUIS – Sycamore women's soccer has released their 2021 Missouri Valley Conference spring competition schedule, head coach Julie Hanley announced Wednesday.


The 2021 schedule features eight total Missouri Valley Conference matches, including four matches at Memorial Stadium.


Indiana State will open the season at home on Sunday, Feb. 28 when Drake visits Terre Haute for a 1 p.m. matchup and conclude the regular season on the road on Wednesday, April 7 at Evansville with a 7 p.m. kickoff time.


The first round of the MVC Tournament will take place the weekend of April 10-11, with the semi-finals slated for Wednesday, April 14 and the championship match on Saturday, April 17.


Memorial Stadium protocols and capacity limits due to COVID-19 will be announced at a later date.


2021 Spring Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 28 - 1 p.m. - Drake

Friday, March 5 - 1 p.m. - Southern Illinois

Tuesday, March 9 - TBA - at Valparaiso

Saturday, March 13 - 3 p.m. - at Illinois State

Wednesday, March 24 - 1 p.m. - Loyola Chicago

Sunday, March 28 - TBA - at Missouri State

Sunday, April 4 - 1 p.m. - Northern Iowa

Wednesday, April 7 - 7 p.m. - at Evansville


In additionthe Missouri Valley Conference, along with Sycamore volleyball head coach Lindsay Allman, announced the 2021 spring league slate on Tuesday afternoon.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MVC schedule will look different during the spring, with teams playing both matches against their respective conference opponent over the same weekend in the same venue.


For the Sycamores, the conference schedule will open on Feb. 7-8 when they welcome Illinois State for a pair of matches in the ISU Arena. In all, the Blue & White will host nine conference matches, including matches against Illinois State, Loyola Chicago, Drake, Missouri State and Evansville.


Indiana State will get their first taste of life on the road in the Valley when they travel to Peoria, Ill., for two matchups with Bradley from Feb. 14-15. The regular season will conclude over March 27-28 with home matches against Missouri State.


One exception to the matchup format in the Valley will be the series with in-state rival, Evansville. The dates for the series with the Purple Aces will be released at a later date.


Game times and ISU Arena protocols and capacity limits due to COVID-19 will be announced at a later date as well.