QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s University men’s soccer program has announced two changes to its schedule for the first week of spring competition.

The start time for Saturday’s season opener against Saint Joseph’s, originally slated for 5 p.m., has been pushed up to 1 p.m. for weather-related reasons.

The Red Storm’s second game of the season against Fordham University has been moved back a day. Originally scheduled for Feb. 17, the Rams and the Johnnies will now meet on Feb. 18 to comply with COVID-19 protocols.

St. John’s enters the spring 2021 season ranked No. 16 in the College Soccer News Top 30 and No. 24 in the nation according to TopDrawerSoccer.

The Johnnies reached the NCAA Division I Round of 16 for the 12th time in program history in 2019, a season that saw St. John’s climb as high as no. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches poll and no. 1 in the RPI.

The Red Storm, which won 14 games under the direction of Big East coach of the year Dr. Dave Masur, welcome back four 2019 All-Big East selections, including reigning Big East offensive player of the year Tani Oluwaseyi.