Head coach Matt Ginapro of the Appalachian State University volleyball program has announced his schedule for the upcoming 2010 season.
The ASU women, who were 14-17 last season, qualified for the Southern Conference tournament and lost to Furman in the first round. The Mountaineers return nine players, made up of two seniors, four juniors and three sophomore.
Kasey Sauls, who was second on the team in assists with 531, is one of the top returnees.
The Apps will play 11 home matches and they will also play in four tournaments, including the ASU Invitational, which is also Mountaineers' home opener on September 3. Valparaiso (Ind,), Eastern Kentucky and USC-Upstate will make up the four-team field.
ASU will officially open the season at the High Point University tournament, August 27-28. They will open tournament play against North Carolina A&T. High Point and UNC-Wilmington round out the field. The SoCon opener will be at home against The Citadel on September 25. And the SoCon Tournament will feature eight teams (the top four teams from the North and South Divisions), and will be played in Charleston, SC November 19-21.
ASU 2010 schedule:
Fri, Aug 27 NC A&T at High Point, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Sat, Aug 28 UNC Wilmington at High Point, N.C. 11:30 a.m.
Sat, Aug 28 High Point at High Point, N.C. 7 p.m.
Tue, Aug 31 East Tennessee State at Johnson City, Tenn. 7 p.m.
Fri, Sep 03 USC Upstate vs. Valparaiso BOONE, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Fri, Sep 03 EASTERN KENTUCKY BOONE, N.C. 7 P.M.
Sat, Sep 04 Valparaiso vs. Eastern Kentucky BOONE, N.C. 10 a.m.
Sat, Sep 04 USC UPSTATE BOONE, N.C. 12:30 P.M.
Sat, Sep 04 Eastern Kentucky vs. USC Upstate BOONE, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Sat, Sep 04 VALPARAISO BOONE, N.C. 7 P.M.
Fri, Sep 10 Akron at Akron, Ohio 2 p.m.
Fri, Sep 10 St. Francis (Pa.) at Akron, Ohio 5 p.m.
Sat, Sep 11 Indiana State at Akron, Ohio 2 p.m.
Tar Heel Volleyball Classic
Fri, Sep 17 Temple at Chapel Hill, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Sat, Sep 18 North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. 1 p.m.
Sat, Sep 18 Ball State at Chapel Hill, N.C. 5:30 p.m.
Sat, Sep 25 THE CITADEL * BOONE, N.C. 7 P.M.
Wed, Sep 29 Western Carolina * at Cullowhee, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct 02 ELON * BOONE, N.C. 4 P.M.
Sun, Oct 03 UNC GREENSBORO * BOONE, N.C. 5 P.M.
Sat, Oct 09 Samford * at Birmingham, Ala. 7 p.m.
Sun, Oct 10 Chattanooga * at Chattanooga, Tenn. 5 p.m.
Sat, Oct 16 Furman * at Greenville, S.C. 2 p.m.
Sun, Oct 17 Wofford * at Spartanburg, S.C. 2 p.m.
Sat, Oct 23 DAVIDSON * BOONE, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sun, Oct 24 GEORGIA SOUTHERN * BOONE, N.C. 2 P.M.
Sat, Oct 30 College of Charleston * at Charleston, S.C. 2 p.m.
Wed, Nov 03 WESTERN CAROLINA * BOONE, N.C. 7 P.M.
Sat, Nov 06 CHATTANOOGA * BOONE, N.C. 7 P.M.
Sun, Nov 07 SAMFORD * BOONE, N.C. 2 P.M.
Fri, Nov 12 Elon * at Elon, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sat, Nov 13 UNC Greensboro * at Greensboro, N.C. 7 p.m.
Southern Conference Tournament
Fri, Nov 19 TBA at Charleston, S.C. TBA
Sat, Nov 20 TBA at Charleston, S.C. TBA
Sun, Nov 21 TBA at Charleston, S.C. TBA
* Conference Games