Volleyball releases 2019 Schedule

Volleyball releases 2019 Schedule

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2019 Volleyball Schedule

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Volleyball team officially released their 2019 schedule Tuesday, which includes three Invitationals and a trip to Georgetown, TX.

The Purple & Gold open up their 2019 slate with a trip to Texas on August 30-31 where they will compete in the Southwestern University Volleyball Fall Invitational.  Over the two days they will take on Whitworth, Southwestern, Carthage, and Hardin-Simmons. 

The very next weekend they travel once again but this time to Thousand Oaks, Calif. to take part in the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational on September 6-7.  Here the Poets will take on Centenary (LA), Colby-Sawyer, UC Santa Cruz, and Texas Lutheran. 

Following a week of preparations Whittier returns to the road on September 13-14 for the La Verne Invite.  They open with Pacific Lutheran before playing a doubleheader against UC Santa Cruz and Puget Sound. 

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play opens on September 20 on the road when they take on Caltech.  Their first home game of the season will be against Pomona-Pitzer on September 21.  Then two of their last three of the month will occur on the road against Occidental (September 24) and Claremont-M-S (September 28).  Squeezed between the two will be a home match-up against Redlands on September 27. 

Nine conference games will occur in the month of October, which will include a home-away sequence.  The five home games will take place on October 1 (La Verne), October 8 (Chapman), October 18 (Claremont-M-S), October 22 (Cal Lutheran), and October 29 (Caltech).  Four of the five will take place on Tuesday night. 

Two games will occur in November with a road match-up against Pomona-Pitzer (November 1) and the final home game occurring against Occidental the very next day on November 2. 

Whittier finished 2018 16-12, 9-7 SCIAC and added a 6th place finish in the final SCIAC Standings.  His lone All-SCIAC honoree was Makenzie Thieme who landed on the 2nd Team.