The South Atlantic Conference has announced the schedules for fall sports playing in the spring of 2021. Conference only schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball were unveiled with competition starting after the New Year.
The Bears have a four-game SAC slate but have the ability to add one more regular season game and will have a chance to host a SAC Championship game. The league has been divided into two divisions with the Bears competing in the Piedmont division. Conference games start on March 13 with a road trip to Newberry and the home opener is set for the following Saturday when Barton comes to town. The Bears travel to rival Wingate on April 3 and conclude the SAC schedule at home against Catawba on April 10 for Homecoming Weekend. Should the Bears win their division, they would have an opportunity to host the SAC Championship game.
Men’s and women’s soccer each have a six match conference season schedule with the ability to a pair of non-conference matches. SAC soccer is separated into three pods consisting of four teams each. The Bears play each team in their pod twice during the SAC portion of the schedule meaning the teams play home-and-home contests with Coker, Wingate and Catawba. The season kicks off with a road trip to Coker on February 25. A SAC Tournament is scheduled to kick off on April 6.
The Bears will play a 10-match SAC schedule starting on February 26 at home against Mars Hill. The balanced schedule has LR playing five home matches and five on the road against 10 different opponents. The schedule concludes on April 3 before the SAC Tournament starts on April 6.