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COVID-19 concerns leave soccer, baseball teams idle

Men’s soccer team idle, women wait to face Providence; baseball goes into conference play with a long layoff

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Men’s Baseball

The St. John’s baseball team is still dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak that canceled last weekend’s series at East Carolina. This weekend, the Johnnies were forced to cancel their 4-game set against Hofstra for the same reason.

The Johnnies expect to clear COVID-19 protocols and host the Xavier Musketeers for a 4 game series this weekend in Queens. Assuming the series goes as planned, the Johnnies would go 19 days without playing a game, cause for concern as the series opens Big East play.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer program has taken another week off for positive COVID tests within the program. As a result, the second and final match of the season against Providence was canceled. Tonight’s match against Villanova has also been canceled.

If all goes well, the Johnnies will finish their regular season this week by hosting Georgetown on April 10th. Despite having the Big East Preseason OPOY and returning much of last season’s talent, the Johnnies are mathematically eliminated from Big East Tournament contention.

Women’s Soccer

The Big East Conference canceled this week’s home game against Georgetown out of an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19 protocols with the Hoyas.

The Johnnies were scheduled to have their Senior Night as they hosted #12 Georgetown, but those festivities are pushed to next Sunday’s season finale. The women will play 2 matches against Providence College this week, traveling tomorrow, April 8th, and hosting on Sunday, April 11th. A strong non-conference schedule diluted the Johnnies overall record as the women are also mathematically eliminated from Big East Tournament contention.