After a year of limited sports at Brandeis, in fall 2021, it appears as if a few sports are returning. Although some sports are not going to be fully and completely free like previous years due to the pandemic, athletes will still get the opportunity to compete in games. Nearly every sport in fall 2021 was cancelled, but this year many of the sports are returning. Fall sports start quickly as there are three games on Sep. 1.
The first sport to make a return is Brandeis men’s soccer. Men’s soccer will be the first sport to have a game in the fall as they will face Western New England University at home on Sep. 1. Additionally, they will play three other games within the first week of the season. Their second match will be against Hobart at home on Sep. 4, and will be immediately followed by a game against Keene St. on Sep. 5, at Keene St. The final match of the week will be on September 8 against Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) at WPI. This makes it two matches at home and two away within the first week of the season. Last year the men’s soccer team was unable to play in any games in the fall but this year they will quickly get the season started with four games within the first week.
On Sep. 1, the women’s volleyball team will also play. They play at home against the Suffolk Rams in their first game of the season. Like the men’s soccer team, the women’s volleyball team will also play four games in the first week of the season. The second game of the season is on Sep. 3, at Springfield college. This is followed by a game against Westfield St. on Sep. 4 at home.
In the last game on Sep. 1, the women’s soccer team will face MIT after having a cancelled season last year. Brandeis women’s soccer team will play two other games in the first week to make it three games in the first week of the season. The two other games are against Lasell, on Sep. 4, and Clark, on Sep. 8. Each of the first three games to start the season will be at home for the women’s soccer team. The other two sports of the fall include men’s and women’s cross country. Both teams will have their first invitational on September 3 at Wellesley. The only other invitational both teams will compete in for the month of September is on Sep.18, at UMass Dartmouth.