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Cascade Collegiate Conference announces soccer schedule revisions

2021 spring season slated to start in February
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Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 16:49:40-04

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Cascade Collegiate Conference announced Wednesday revisions to its 2020-21 men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, and men's and women's golf schedules. Carroll College, University of Providence and Rocky Mountain College all compete in the CCC in men's and women's soccer.

The CCC previously delayed all fall sports competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The approved revisions to the soccer schedules prohibit teams from playing any matches until after Jan. 1, 2021. After Jan. 1, only one non-conference competition and one scrimmage are permitted.

“My thanks to our scheduling committees, the athletic directors and our Council of Presidents for the effort put into revamping and approving our revised schedules,” CCC commissioner Robert Cashell said in a media release. “The end game continues to be providing the best possible experience for our student-athletes as possible and we will continue to make decisions based on the very best information we have at our disposal.”

With the announcement, the CCC unveiled its conference schedules with the first matches slated for mid-February. The Carroll and Providence men and women will open on the road at Evergreen State and Northwest. The Saints will play Evergreen State on Feb. 14 while the Argos will face Northwest, and they'll swap opponents on Feb. 15. Rocky will also be on the road taking on Warner Pacific on Feb. 14 and Multnomah on Feb. 15. The CCC master schedules can be viewed here.

Each team will play 12 conference games, with the CCC season culminating with its conference tournament in April. The NAIA women's soccer national tournament is scheduled for April 27-May 3 at Foley, Ala., and the men's national tournament will be May 4-10. The men's tournament is expected to be played at Blanchard Woods Park at Columbia County, Ga.

Rocky's men were second in the conference last season with an 11-2 league mark. Providence posted an 8-5 conference record, and Carroll finished 6-7. On the women's side, Rocky tied for second at 9-2-1 in conference play. Carroll was 6-5-1, and Providence was 4-8.

The Rocky women lost to Eastern Oregon in the championship of the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament but advanced to the NAIA national tournament. The Battlin' Bears defeated MidAmerica Nazarene 2-0 in the opening round, drew 0-0 with Midland University in the second round and lost out in the third round with a 4-0 loss to eventual national champion Keiser University.