2021 Schedule Preview: Richmond Spiders

(Photo Courtesy of Richmond 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 Richmond Spiders are the 36th team in our schedule preview series and seventh, and final, from the SoCon. The Spiders come into the 2021 season after going 4-3.

Richmond’s Full 2021 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/13RichmondLoyola
2/21RichmondNorth Carolina
2/27RichmondTowson
3/5RichmondDuke
3/13VMIRichmondSoCon
3/20BellarmineRichmondSoCon
3/26RichmondHigh PointSoCon
4/3VirginiaRichmond
4/11MercerRichmondSoCon
4/17RichmondJacksonvilleSoCon
5/1RichmondAir ForceSoCon

Notes

  • Three ACC teams, one Patriot League team on te schedule.

Games to Circle

3/5 vs Duke: The Richmond Spiders have only toped the Duke Blue Devils in one of their six all-time meetings. That win came in their first meeting in 2016. But their past two meetings have been very close. Duke beat Richmond twice in 2019, winning 11-7 during the regular season and 12-11 in the NCAA Tournament. Duke won last season’s contest 16-15 in overtime.

3/26 vs High Point: Due to the 2020 season getting cut short, Richmond and High Point last saw each other in 2019. During that last full season, High Point won the regular season meeting 15-14 and Richmond took down the Panthers in a shocking 15-7 defeat in the SoCon title game.

4/3 @ Virginia: With the exception of last season, the Spiders and Cavaliers have faced each other every season since Richmond began play as a DI program. Virginia has won every contest and holds a 6-0 series lead. However, multiple contests in recent years have been very, very close. Could a very experienced Richmond team earn their first win over Virginia this season?

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