LAFAYETTE – A five-match homestand that features in-state foe LSU, matches against a pair of teams that participated in the NCAA Championships this past spring and three consecutive road matches against schools from the Southeastern Conference highlight the 2021 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Women's Soccer schedule, head coach Lance Key announced on Tuesday. Louisiana, which finished 10-9-1 overall in 2020-21 and enters its third season under Key, will host 10 matches at the Ragin' Cajuns Track/Soccer Facility beginning with its season opener on Aug. 20 against Prairie View. The Ragin' Cajuns, who will travel to face in-state foe McNeese in an exhibition match on Aug. 13, will compete on the road in contests at Mississippi State (Aug. 22), Kentucky (Aug. 26) and Tennessee (Aug. 29) before beginning its five-match homestand on Sept. 3 against defending Southland Conference champion Southeastern Louisiana. Louisiana will host Houston on Sept. 5 and will welcome LSU to town for the first time since 2011 when the schools compete in a Thursday night contest on Sept. 9. The Ragin' Cajuns will continue their homestand on Sept. 12 when it entertains Rice, an NCAA Sweet 16 participant last season, before closing out the five-match slate with their Sun Belt Conference opener against Georgia State on Sept. 16. The Ragin' Cajuns will also host Arkansas State (Oct. 3) before hosting Friends and Family Weekend against SBC rivals Little Rock (Oct. 14) and Texas State (Oct. 17) before wrapping up the regular season on Sept. 24 against in-state foe ULM. Louisiana will compete in the Sun Belt Conference Championships on Nov. 3-7 in Foley, Ala., with the winner receiving the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. Follow the Ragin' Cajuns on Twitter (@RaginCajunsSOC), Instagram (@RaginCajuns_SOC) and Facebook (Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Soccer) or check RaginCajuns.com for Louisiana soccer updates.