Volleyball Announces 2013 Slate
LMU will look to reach the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
June 19, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
The LMU volleyball program, guided by fourth-year head coach Tom Black, recently released its 2013 schedule. The Lions will be looking to reach the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. This year's schedule features 15 home contests, including six matches as part of a pair of tournaments hosted in Gersten Pavilion.
The competition will be tough for the Lions, as they will face seven opponents that reached the 2012 NCAA Tournament, including the five West Coast Conference teams that joined the Lions in the Tournament last year. In addition to BYU, San Diego, Saint Mary's, Santa Clara and Pepperdine, LMU will also host the College of Charleston and UCLA.
As it always does, the season will open with LMU's annual Alumnae Match on August 24 at 1 p.m. The Lions will then host a tournament the following weekend, welcoming North Texas, Albany and UCLA to campus for the first true weekend of competition.
The tournament portion of the 2013 slate continues on September 5 and 6 as the Lions travel to San Antonio, Texas for the University of Texas - San Antonio tournament that will also feature Texas A&M and Lamar. The Lions will then split tournament hosting duties with Long Beach State from September 12-14, inviting Long Beach State, Seattle, and College of Charleston into Gersten Pavilion for a final tune-up before West Coast Conference play begins.
The pursuit of the WCC crown begins at home on September 19 against San Francisco before the Lions play host to Santa Clara on September 21. The annual trip to the Northwest comes on September 26 and 28 as the Lions travel to Gonzaga and Portland to open the road portion of the conference slate.
A split week will see LMU playing at San Diego on October 3 before returning home to host defending WCC Champion BYU two days later. The Lions are back on the road the next week, traveling to Saint Mary's and WCC newcomer Pacific on October 10 and 12, respectively.
A pair of three-match home stands sandwich a road match at BYU on Halloween, as LMU will host Pepperdine (October 19), Portland (October 24) and Gonzaga (October 26) before closing the home portion of the regular season against San Diego (November 2), Pacific (November 7) and Saint Mary's (November 9).
The Lions will finish the 2013 regular season on the road, playing four matches away from Gersten Pavilion. A non-conference tilt with Cal State Bakersfield on November 13 gets the road trip going before LMU heads to PCH Cup rival Pepperdine (November 16), Santa Clara (November 21) and San Francisco (November 23) with hopes of earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
For the third year in a row, the LMU Scarf Season Ticket will be available for women's volleyball, along with seven other sports. For just $30 the Scarf Season Ticket allows the bearer entry to all regular-season home events for eight sports. To purchase your 2013-14 Scarf today, contact the LMU Athletics Ticket Office at 310-338-LION (5466).