FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart men's volleyball team released its 2018 schedule on Friday. The Pioneers will play 12 matches at the Pitt Center, beginning Jan. 26 against Lindenwood.
The Pioneers open the season on the road, taking on Ball State on Jan. 19 and Fort Wayne on Jan. 20. SHU opens its home slate with four straight matches at the Pitt Center beginning Jan. 26 against Lindenwood, with the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association opener the next night against Harvard. The Pioneers then host Belmont Abbey on Feb. 2 and Lasell on Feb. 7.
February wraps up with four straight conference road matches at Saint Francis U (Feb. 16), Penn State (Feb. 17), NJIT (Feb. 23), and Princeton (Feb. 24). The Pioneers open March with a weekend series against George Mason March 2-3. SHU will host Alderson Broaddus on March 22, followed by a match at Harvard on the 23rd.
SHU then plays its next five matches at home, beginning March 26 against Erskine. The Pioneers then take on Saint Francis U and Penn State March 29 and 30 before closing the home portion of the schedule April 6 and 7 against NJIT and Princeton, respectively. The regular season wraps up with a match at Alderson Broaddus on April 12, followed by two matches at Charleston April 13 and 14.
Last season, the Pioneers compiled a 15-11 record and qualified for its first EIVA Tournament since 2010.