June 9, 2009

Volleyball Announces 2009 Schedule

BUENA VISTA, Va. - The Southern Virginia University Volleyball team has announced their 2009 schedule. The Knights will be looking to improve on last years 26-10 record and third place finish at the USCAA National Tournament. The 2009 schedule includes numerous foes that the Knights have seen in previous years.

The season begins on Aug. 25, as SVU will host Sweet Briar College. On Aug. 28, the team will travel to compete in the Milligan Tournament with opponents to be announced at a later date. The Knights will return home on the Sept. 1 to host a familiar ODAC foe, Roanoke College. The week will be full of Roanoke competition as the Knights will travel down to play in the Roanoke Tournament on Sept. 4-5.

Concord University will come to play in Knight Arena on the Sept. 8, and then the Knights travel the short distance to Lexington, Va. to compete in the Washington & Lee Tournament. The Knights will then host back-to-back games against West Virginia Tech on the 18-19 at home.

SVU then hits the road for matches against Ferrum and Randolph, followed by a home match against Eastern Mennonite. The Knights travel to play at West Virginia Tech on Oct. 1. The team hits the road again as they head to play at Concord University, and then takes part in the Emory and Henry Tournament on Oct. 9-10
The Knights will then travel to play at Bridgewater followed by a trip to the Virginia Intermont Tournament the next day. SVU wraps up the regular season with a trip to Randolph on the Oct. 24. The Knights will be then looking to return to the USCAA National Tournament and vie for the championship. The tournament will take place form Nov. 5-7 and will be hosted by Spaulding University in Louisville, Ky.