Men's Volleyball Starts CVC Play, Announces 2018 Schedule

Men's Volleyball Starts CVC Play, Announces 2018 Schedule

By Nick Porter

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Tom Peterson, second-year head coach of Southern Virginia University's men's volleyball program, today announced the team's 2018 schedule.

The Knights, who were accepted into the Continental Volleyball Conference last October, will begin their first season of conference play.

"We are looking forward to competing in the CVC," Peterson said. "The most exciting thing this season is the chance to compete for an automatic bid into the NCAA playoffs in the CVC tournament."

Four members of the conference, Juniata, Kean, Eastern Mennonite, and Marymount, finished in the top 20 in the nation last season. 

Southern Virginia will open the 2018 season with three games at the Jim Coleman Invitational on January 19-20 in Springfield, Ohio. The next weekend will be the Knights' home opener against Arcadia. 

Conference play will begin on the road at defending CVC champion Juniata on February 2. The first CVC game at home will be on February 16 against Marymount. 

The Knights, who were undefeated at home last year, will play nine regular season games in the Knight Sports Arena.  The final home game will be against Kean, who is also joining the CVC this year, on April 7.

2018 Men's Volleyball Schedule

Jan. 19 … vs. Carthage (Springfield, Ohio) … 4 p.m.
Jan. 19 … at Wittenberg (Springfield, Ohio) … 6 p.m.
Jan. 20 … vs. Penn St.-Behrend (Springfield, Ohio) … 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 … vs. Arcadia (Buena Vista, Va.) … 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 … at Juniata (Hesston, Pa.) * … 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 … at Thiel (Greenville, Pa.) * … 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 … at Eastern Mennonite (Harrisonburg, Va.) * … 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 … at Neumann (Aston, Pa.) * … 7 p.m.
Feb. 16 … vs. Marymount (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 … vs. Juniata (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 2 p.m.

Feb. 17 … vs. UC Santa Cruz (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 … vs. Eastern Mennonite (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 6 p.m.
Mar. 2 … at Cairn (Langhorne Manor, Pa.) * … 7 p.m.
Mar. 3 … at Rampo (Mahwah, N.J.) … 12 p.m.
Mar. 3 … vs. Dominican (Mahwah, N.J.) … 2 p.m.
Mar. 16 ... vs. Messiah (Buena Vista, Va.) ... 5 p.m.
Mar. 24 … at Marymount (Arlington, Va.) * … 7 p.m.
Mar. 30 … vs. Thiel (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 6 p.m.
Mar. 31 … vs. Rutgers-Newark (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 2 p.m.
Apr. 7 … vs. Kean (Buena Vista, Va.) * … 6 p.m.

Apr. 10 … at CVC Quarterfinals *

* — denotes Continental Volleyball Conference game

 

 

 

Story edited on Nov. 29 to reflect schedule updates.