Women's Volleyball

 
June 11, 2012

Mount Union Announces 2012 Volleyball Schedule

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Seven home dates, a pair of out-of-state tournaments, and nine matches against teams that participated in last year's NCAA Tournament highlight the 2012 Mount Union volleyball schedule.

The reigning Ohio Athletic Conference champions open the season with four matches at the Capital/Otterbein Tournament on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Their opponents for the weekend include Calvin (Mich.), who spent last season as the nation's top-ranked team before falling in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, and Hope (Mich.), who finished last year ranked No. 14.

Mount Union will take the first of two trips out of the state the following weekend when it heads to Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.) for the Golden Flyer Invitational. Among the four matches for the weekend are contests with host Nazareth and Cortland State (N.Y.), both NCAA Tournament squads a season ago. The Raiders split with them while going 3-1 at the invitational a year ago.

The home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. against Case Western Reserve. They will then play three matches that weekend at the Kenyon Classic, including a rematch from last season's NCAA Tournament against Juniata (Pa.). The following week, the Raiders will face another NCAA Tournament qualifier when Geneva (Pa.) visits Alliance on September 18.

The University of Chicago Classic from September 21-22 will serve as the final tune-up before beginning OAC play. The trip to the "Windy City" will be highlighted by a match against national semifinalist Carthage (Wis.).

A home match against Ohio Northern opens the OAC slate on Saturday, September 29 at 4 p.m. Six of the next eight matches will be on the road before concluding conference play against defending regular season champion Heidelberg on Friday, October 26 at 4 p.m. The Raiders will host Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) and DePauw (Ind.) in a tri-match the following day beginning at noon.

The Raiders will then defend their conference crown in the OAC Tournament. First round matches will be played on Tuesday, October 30 and the final is set for Saturday, November 3.

Head coach Leigh Ann Swartz led Mount Union to the school's first-ever OAC Tournament title last season. The Raiders advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with a 25-8 record. A pair of All-OAC Second Team selections in junior outside hitter Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) and sophomore right side hitter Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) lead a team that loses just one player from a year ago.

August

 

Fri-Sat    

31-1   

at Capital/Otterbein Tournament

Westerville, Ohio 

 

Fri

31

vs. Hope(Mich.)

 

5:00 PM

 

 

vs. Thomas More (Ky.)

 

7:00 PM

September

 

Sat

1

vs. Calvin (Mich.)

 

9:30 AM

 

 

vs. Bethany (W.Va.)

 

12:00 PM

Fri-Sat

7-8

at Golden Flyer Invitational

Rochester, N.Y.

 

Fri

7

vs. Clarkson (N.Y.)

 

4:00 PM

 

 

vs. Cortland State (N.Y.)

 

6:00 PM

Sat

8

vs. Fredonia State (N.Y.)

 

11:00 AM

 

 

vs. Nazareth (N.Y.)

 

3:00 PM

Wed

12

CASE WESTERN RESERVE

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Fri-Sat

14-15    

at Kenyon Tournament

Gambier, Ohio

 

Fri

14

vs. Juniata (Pa.)

 

4:30 PM

Sat

15

vs. Transylvania (Ky.)

 

10:00 AM

 

 

vs. Kenyon

 

4:00 PM

Tue

18

GENEVA (PA.)

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Fri-Sat

21-22

at University of Chicago Classic    

Chicago, Ill.

 

Fri

21

at Chicago

 

3:30 PM

 

 

vs. Carthage (Wis.)

 

5:30 PM

Sat

22

vs. Defiance

 

10:00 AM

 

 

vs. Scranton (Pa.)

 

12:00 PM

Sat

29

OHIO NORTHERN *

The MAAC

4:00 PM

October

 

Wed

3

at Marietta *

Marietta, Ohio

7:00 PM

Fri

5

at Wittenberg

Springfield, Ohio

7:00 PM

Sat

6

at Wilmington *

Wilmington, Ohio

1:00 PM

Tue

9

at John Carroll *

University Heights, Ohio     

7:00 PM

Sat

13

CAPITAL *

The MAAC

4:00 PM

Tue

16

MUSKINGUM *

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Fri

19

at Otterbein *

Westerville, Ohio

7:00 PM

Tue

23

at Baldwin Wallace *

Berea, Ohio

7:00 PM

Fri

26

HEIDELBERG *

The MAAC

7:00 PM

Sat

27

CARNEGIE MELLON (PA.)

The MAAC

12:00 PM

Sat

27

DEPAUW (IND.)

The MAAC

2:30 PM

Tue

30

at OAC Tournament

First Round

7:00 PM

November

 

Fri

2

at OAC Tournament

Semifinal

TBA

Sat

3

at OAC Tournament

Final

TBA

Home games in bold.
* OAC Conference Game

View: Mobile | Desktop