Less than a week after the MAAC made an official announcement about spring sports for the 2021 season and multiple teams released their schedules, there has already been some schedule reshuffling.
The teams that appear to have impacted the most by this schedule reshuffling are Detroit Mercy, Quinnipiac, Marist, and St. Bonaventure. Marist is the only one of three who has yet to release their 2021 schedule and one of three teams, along with Siena and Monmouth, across the conference who has yet to release their schedule.
Originally, Detroit Mercy and St. Bonaventure were scheduled to play each other in back-to-back weekends on March 6th and March 13th with only the second game counting as a non-conference game. However, that has appeared to change. St. Bonaventure’s schedule now has them opening the season at Quinnipiac on March 6th in that non-conference contests, replacing Detroit Mercy as the team they will play twice. Quinnipiac’s schedule list the same exact thing. The Bobcats’s were initially supposed to play Marist in back-to-back weeks to start the season. Detroit Mercy and Marist will play in the March 6th non-conference game. The Titans confirmed the change to Lacrosse Bucket and their schedule now reflects that change.
Both of these schedule changes remove situations where teams were playing each other in back-to-back weeks to start the season. St. Bonaventure-Detroit Mercy and Quinnipiac-Marist were the only two cases of that when schedule were first released last week.
In addition to those moves, Manhattan’s week one contests against Monmouth has been changed to a home game for the Jaspers. This move changes the number of home and away games for Manhattan to an even four, which seems to be what the conference is aiming for. Canisius is the only team with a posted roster that currently list five home games and only three road games.
The only week one contests that has yet to see any change is Canisius vs Siena.
Full List of MAAC Schedule Changes:
|Date||Original Game||New Game|
|3/6||Quinnipiac vs Marist||Quinnipiac @ St. Bonaventure|
|3/6||St. Bonaventure vs Detroit Mercy||Detroit Mercy @ Marist|
|3/6||Manhattan vs Monmouth||Manhattan @ Monmouth|