Volleyball Announces 2019 Schedule

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

2019 Volleyball Schedule

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Announced by second-year head coach Nancy Mueller-Culver, the Sewanee volleyball team's 2019 schedule has been announced.

Sewanee will face four new opponents in the program's history since the 1991 season, and they will take on three ranked opponents based on last year's coaches poll by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

The Tigers will open the season with the Emory Invitational Aug. 30-31. Sewanee will face Guilford (N.C.), Johnson & Wales (R.I.), Piedmont (Ga.) and defending national champion Emory (Ga.).

The next weekend, Sept. 6-7, the Purple and Gold are in Bloomington, Ill. on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan for the Holiday Inn Express Classic I.

The three opponents the Tigers will face, Otterbein (Ohio), Illinois Wesleyan and Millikin (Ill.) will be the first time the teams square off with each other.

Additionally, Illinois Wesleyan finished 10th in the final AVCA poll and a regional finalist a year ago.

Sewanee will next host the Sewanee Invitational Sept. 13-14 inside Juhan Gymnasium. Centre, LaGrange (Ga.), Mississippi University for Women and Agnes Scott (Ga.) join Sewanee for the two-day event.

The conference opener for the Tigers will be apart of this weekend tournament, as they face the Colonels to start the Invitational.

The remainder of Sewanee's home schedule will include Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps (Oct. 5-6), Rhodes and Hendrix (Oct. 12-13) and Berry and Oglethorpe (Oct. 25-26).

The schedule concludes with road matches at Covenant (Ga.) (Oct. 30) and a tri-match at Emory & Henry (Va.) with Salem (Va.) (Nov. 3).

The 2019 SAA Tournament will occur on Nov. 8-10 at the highest seed.

The Tigers finished with a 20-8 record in 2018, recording the third-most wins in the program's history.

Head coach Nancy Mueller-Culver enters the 2019 campaign with a 194 career wins over 11 seasons as a collegiate head coach.

Below are the all-time series records (since 1991):

Guilford Guilford leads, 1-0
Johnson & Wales (R.I.) First Meeting
Piedmont Piedmont leads, 11-3
Emory Emory leads, 10-3
Otterbein First Meeting
Illinois Wesleyan First Meeting
Millikin First Meeting
Centre Centre leads, 46-14
LaGrange LaGrange leads, 6-3
MUW Sewanee leads, 2-0
Agnes Scott Sewanee leads, 9-0
Hendrix Hendrix leads, 36-21
Rhodes Rhodes leads, 39-15
Berry Berry leads, 17-0
Oglethorpe Oglethorpe leads, 30-25
Millsaps Millsaps leads, 37-16
Birmingham-Southern BSC leads, 24-1
Covenant Covenant leads, 18-11
Salem Sewanee leads, 1-0
Emory & Henry E&H leads, 8-4

 

The schedule for the team can be viewed below, subject to change.

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2019 Volleyball Schedule

Overall 20-10
Pct. .667
Conf. 8-6
Pct. .571
Streak Lost 1
Home 7-3
Away 8-5
Neutral 5-2
Matches 30
Kills per set 11.94
Hitting % .178
Assists per set 11.14
Blocks per set 1.25
Service Aces per set 2.27
Digs per set 16.98
Date Opponent Notes Result Status Links
August
Fri. 30 vs. Guilford @ Atlanta, Ga. (Emory) Emory Invitational W, 3-0 Final
  vs. #8 Johnson & Wales (RI) @ Atlanta, Ga. (Emory) Emory Invitational L, 3-1 Final
Sat. 31 vs. Piedmont @ Atlanta, Ga. (Emory) Emory Invitational W, 3-0 Final
  at #1 Emory Emory Invitational L, 3-1 Final
 
September
Fri. 6 vs. Otterbein @ Bloomington, Ill. (Illinois Wesleyan) Holiday Inn Express Classic I L, 3-0 Final
  at #24 Ill. Wesleyan Holiday Inn Express Classic I W, 3-2 Final
Sat. 7 vs. Millikin @ Bloomington, Ill. (Illinois Wesleyan) Holiday Inn Express Classic I W, 3-1 Final
Fri. 13 vs. Centre * Sewanee Invitational W, 3-0 Final
  vs. LaGrange Sewanee Invitational W, 3-0 Final
Sat. 14 vs. MUW Sewanee Invitational W, 3-0 Final
  vs. Agnes Scott Sewanee Invitational W, 3-0 Final
Sat. 21 at Hendrix * L, 3-0 Final
Sun. 22 at Rhodes * W, 3-1 Final
Sat. 28 at #7 Berry * L, 3-2 Final
Sun. 29 at Oglethorpe * W, 3-1 Final
 
October
Sat. 5 vs. Millsaps * W, 3-0 Final
Sun. 6 vs. Birmingham-Southern * L, 3-1 Final
Tue. 8 at Centre * W, 3-1 Final
Sat. 12 vs. Rhodes * W, 3-1 Final
Sun. 13 vs. Hendrix * L, 3-2 Final
Thu. 17 at MUW W, 3-0 Final
Sat. 19 at Birmingham-Southern * L, 3-0 Final
Sun. 20 at Millsaps * W, 3-0 Final
Fri. 25 vs. #10 Berry * L, 3-2 Final
Sat. 26 vs. Oglethorpe * Senior Day W, 3-0 Final
Wed. 30 at Covenant W, 3-0 Final
 
November
Sun. 3 at Emory & Henry W, 3-0 Final
  vs. Salem @ Emory, Va. (Emory & Henry Tri-Match) W, 3-0 Final
Fri. 8 vs. (5) Millsaps % @ Birmingham, Ala. (BSC) SAA Conference Championship - Quarterfinals W, 3-2 Final
Sat. 9 at (1) Birmingham-Southern % SAA Conference Tournament - Semifinals L, 3-0 Final
* Conference
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