WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports activities) — The Purdue soccer program has introduced its 2021 schedule, which options 20 matches, 13 at dwelling at Folks Subject.
The 2021 slate consists of 18 regular-season matches and two exhibition contests, whereas the 13 dwelling video games are complimented by seven on the street. The Boilermakers will play 10 Large Ten Convention contests along with eight regular-season non-conference video games.
“I’m very excited in regards to the 2021 schedule and the extent of competitors we are going to face all through,” Purdue coach Drew Roff mentioned. “The non-conference portion of the schedule will present us with some nice assessments early on, and I anticipate these video games to arrange us very properly for convention play. I additionally anticipate the Large Ten to be as aggressive this yr because it has ever been, from high to backside. Our gamers and our workers are actually trying ahead to competing on the highest degree.”
The season begins with the primary of two exhibition matches on August 11, whereas the regular-season commences on August 19. Large Ten competitors kicks off one month later, on Sept. 19.
The Boilermakers’ 2021 schedule consists of matches in opposition to in-state rivals Indiana and Notre Dame, and the Outdated Gold and Black will face a complete of seven golf equipment that made the 2020 NCAA Event.
Purdue takes the pitch for the primary time on August 11 for an exhibition in opposition to Milwaukee at Folks Subject. Kickoff is ready for 4 p.m. ET in opposition to the Panthers, who’re coming off an NCAA Event look and a convention match title. The Boilermakers’ exhibition slate concludes in opposition to Marquette on August 14, additionally at dwelling.
Common-season competitors begins on August 19 when Purdue hosts Kentucky at 7 p.m. A visit to Nashville follows for a matchup in opposition to Vanderbilt on August 22 at 2 p.m. The Commodores received the SEC Event championship and certified for the NCAA Event a yr in the past.
August concludes with a pair of dwelling matches, in opposition to Gonzaga on the twenty sixth, at 7 p.m., and vs. in-state foe Ball State on the twenty ninth, at 1 p.m. One other in-state opponent is up subsequent on the schedule to start September, as Purdue makes the brief journey north on September 2 to face Notre Dame, with kickoff at 7 p.m.
The non-conference schedule concludes with three consecutive dwelling matches. Saint Louis involves West Lafayette on September 5 at 1 p.m., a yr after they received the A-10 regular-season and match crowns and made the NCAA Event. Purdue faces Kansas State on September 9 at 7 p.m. earlier than a matchup with Colorado on September 12 at 1 p.m. The Buffaloes have been a part of the 2020 NCAA Event discipline.
The Large Ten slate commences with two street video games, at Nebraska on September 16 at 2:05 p.m., and at Illinois on September 23 at 8 p.m.
Convention motion at Folks Subject begins in opposition to Iowa on September 26 at 1 p.m., because the Hawkeyes are coming off a Large Ten Event title and NCAA berth. Michigan is on the town on September 30, at 7 p.m. to wrap up the month.
Purdue travels to Wisconsin on October 3 at 3:30 p.m., and hosts Minnesota every week afterward October 10 at 1 p.m.
A pair of 2020 NCAA Event squads shut out the street portion of the common season for the Boilermakers. The journey begins at Ohio State on October 14 at 7 p.m., and concludes at Penn State on October 17. The Nittany Lions are the defending Large Ten regular-season champions and superior to the third spherical of the 2020 NCAA Event.
Purdue hosts the ultimate two matches of the common season at Folks Subject, starting in opposition to Northwestern on October 21 at 7 p.m. The rivalry in opposition to Indiana concludes the common season, when Purdue will look to maintain the Golden Boot Trophy for a seventh consecutive yr on October 24 at 1 p.m.
2021 PURDUE SOCCER SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Aug. 11 – vs. Milwaukee (exhibition), 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 14 – vs. Marquette (exhibition), TBD
Thursday, Aug. 19 – vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22 – at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 26 – vs. Gonzaga, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29 – vs. Ball State, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 2 – at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5 – vs. Saint Louis, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 9 – vs. Kansas State, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12 – vs. Colorado, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 19 – at Nebraska, 2:05 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23 – at Illinois, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26 – vs. Iowa, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 30 – vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3 – at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10 – vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 14 – at Ohio State, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17 – at Penn State, TBD
Thursday, Oct. 21 – vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24 – vs. Indiana, 1 p.m.