Women's Volleyball Announces 2019 Schedule

Women's Volleyball Announces 2019 Schedule

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team announced its full schedule for upcoming 2019 season on Thursday. The schedule features 29 regular season matches, highlighted by three matchups in the annual Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton SHU Invitational on September 13 and 14, as well as eight home Northeast Conference matchups.

Road Tournaments

  • The Pioneers will open up the season with a trio of matches at the Georgetown Invitational against host Georgetown on August 30, following contests vs. Central Arkansas and Rider on August 31.

  • Sacred Heart will be participating in the Harvard Invitational, where SHU will take on host Harvard on September 6, following contests vs. Rhode Island and Colgate on September 7

  • The Pioneers will compete in the Yale Invitational, opening vs. Army West Point on September 20, followed by taking on Stony Brook and hosts Yale on September 21

In-State Rivalries

  • The Pios will take on in-state rival Fairfield on Saturday, September 14 when as part of the Hampton Inn by Hilton SHU Invitational

  • SHU will take on in-state rival Yale on Saturday, September 21 as part of the Yale Invitational

  • The Pioneers travel to take on in-state foe Hartford on Sunday, October 20

Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton SHU Invitational

  • The two-day Sacred Heart Invitational will take place at the Pitt Center on Sept. 13-14 and feature Northeastern, Fairfield and NJIT.

  • The Pioneers will play NJIT at 6 p.m. on Friday night in the home opener, before taking on Northeastern and Fairfield on Saturday.

Conference Play

  • SHU will open up conference play Friday, Sept. 27 on the road against St. Francis Brooklyn before traveling to LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 28

  • SHU will then continue its five-game homestand vs. St. Francis U. on Oct. 4, followed by Robert Morris on Oct. 5 and Central Connecticut on Oct. 11

  • The Pioneers will then hit the road to take on Bryant on Oct. 12, followed by a road contest at Fairleigh Dickinson on Oct. 18

  • SHU then returns home for a three-game home stand to close October vs. Merrimack on the 22nd, St. Francis Brooklyn on the 25th and LIU Brooklyn on the 26th

  • SHU will open its western-Pennsylvania trip at St. Francis U. on November first, followed by taking on Robert Morris on the second

  • The Pioneers will return home to take on Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, November 9

  • SHU will travel to take on Central Connecticut on November 13th before traveling to face Merrimack on November 15th

  • The Pioneers will close the regular-season at home vs. Bryant on November 16th


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