Men’s Volleyball Releases 2017 Season Schedule

Men’s Volleyball Releases 2017 Season Schedule

By Nick Porter 

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Dr. Tom Peterson, first year head coach of the Southern Virginia men's volleyball team, today announced the program's very first season schedule.

"I'm amazed that everything came together to be a full schedule this year," Coach Peterson remarked, "we have a lot of matches and will need to be travel warriors. We need to be in good physical shape during this grinding season."

The Knights will open up their campaign at home against NCAA D-III opponent Emmanuel College. Coach Peterson continued, "from there the schedule will be long and mostly on the road, with a good variety of strong teams, and some teams we know nothing about."

In October Southern Virginia was accepted into the Continental Volleyball Conference for the 2017-18 season. This season, the Knights will match up with a few CVC competitors, as well as other competitive programs in NCAA D-III, D-II, NAIA and club teams.

The schedule features six home games, the season opener, the first game in February and four games in March. The regular season is scheduled to end on April 8, and the Knights hope to qualify for the NCAA tournament, held April 28-30.

2017 Men's Volleyball Schedule
Jan. 13 … vs. Emmanuel (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Jan. 14 … at Eastern Mennonite (Harrisonburg, Va.) … 1 p.m.
Jan. 20 … vs. Penn St.-Altoona (Springfield, Ohio) … 4 p.m.
Jan. 20 … vs. Cincinnati Christian (Springfield, Ohio) … 6 p.m.
Jan. 21 … vs. Hilbert (Springfield, Ohio) … 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 … at Wittenberg (Springfield, Ohio) … 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 … at Rutgers-Newark (Bronx, N.Y.) … 4 p.m.
Jan. 27 … at Lehman (Bronx, N.Y.) … 6 p.m.
Jan. 28 … vs. Elmira (Owings Mills, Md.) … 2 p.m.
Jan. 28 … vs. Marian (Owings Mills, Md.) … 4 p.m.
Feb. 2 … vs. Liberty (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 … at York College (Jamaica, N.Y.) … 7 p.m.
Feb. 18 … vs. Albertus Magnus (Jamaica, N.Y.) … 11 a.m.
Feb. 18 … vs. St. Joseph's (Jamaica, N.Y.) … 1 p.m.
Feb. 21 … vs. Bluefield (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 … at Wilson (Chambersburg, Pa.) … 5 & 7 p.m.
Feb. 25 … at Penn St.-Altoona (Altoona, Pa.) … TBA
Feb. 25 … vs. Penn St.-Behrend (Altoona, Pa.) … TBA
Mar. 2 … vs. Liberty (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Mar. 7 … vs. Virginia Tech (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Mar. 10 … at King (Bristol, Tenn.) … 4:30 p.m.
Mar. 17 … at Pfeiffer (Misenheimer, N.C.) … 7 p.m.
Mar. 22 … vs. James Madison (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Mar. 28 … at Bluefield (Bluefield, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Apr. 7 … at Baruch (New York, N.Y.) … 5 p.m.
Apr. 8 … at Stevens (Hoboken, N.J.) … 11 a.m.
Apr. 8 … vs. Marymount (Hoboken, N.J.) … 1 p.m.

Edited Jan. 11, 4:30 p.m. to reflect game changes.