2021 Schedule Preview: Air Force Falcons

(Photo Courtesy of Air Force Athletics)

While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

The Air Force Falcons are the ninth DI team and fourth in the SoCon to release their full 2021 schedule. Air Force comes into the 2021 season after going 4-3 during the shortened 2020 season.

Air Force’s Full 2021 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/6Notre DameAir ForceScrimmage
2/13DenverAir Force
2/20Air ForceUtah
2/27DukeAir Force
3/6VirginiaAir Force
3/13Air ForceRobert Morris
3/20North CarolinaAir Force
3/27BellarmineAir ForceSoCon
4/3Air ForceMercerSoCon
4/10JacksonvilleAir ForceSoCon
4/17Air ForceVMISoCon
4/24Air ForceHigh PointSoCon
5/1RichmondAir ForceSoCon

Notes

  • Three non-conference games against ACC teams (Duke, Virginia, UNC).
  • First SoCon team to feature a schedule that doesn’t include non-conference games against conference foes.

Games to Circle

2/13 @ Denver: The battle between Colorado’s only DI lacrosse teams. This matchup being one of the first games for both teams has grown into somewhat of a tradition over the past decade with six of the past ten meetings between these two being in February. Denver leads the all-time series 21-2, winning the last 12 meetings. Air Force’s last win over Denver came in 2009 when they won 10-7 on the road. Denver won last season’s meeting, 13-7.

2/27 @ Duke: The Blue Devils always loose to a SoCon team in February, right? Could that team be Air Force for the second season in a row? Led by an eight-point performance from freshman Brandon Dodd and 17-save performance from Braden Host, the Falcons beat Duke 14-13 last season. They have beaten the Blue Devils three times (2016, 2017, 2020) in the past five seasons.

4/24 vs High Point: During the last full season in 2019, the High Point Panthers were the only SoCon team to hand Air Force a regular season loss. The Panthers led 6-4 at half and stretched that lead out to 13-6 early in the fourth. Air Force was able to get three straight down the stretch but couldn’t complete the comeback as they lost 13-9.

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