Deep Dive: 2019 Volleyball Schedule

Deep Dive: 2019 Volleyball Schedule

KEENE, N.H.--The 2019 Keene State College volleyball schedule is out, and with it, a chance to see the Owls play at home 15 times this season, including matchups with five NCAA tournament teams from 2018.

Home Games

The Owls open the season on the second day of the Granite State Challenge, with matches against Elmira and New England College on September 7.  After 10 days away from home, the Owls face Emmanuel on September 17 and NCAA tournament participant Worcester State on September 24.

In October, the Owls begin the home slate with a tri-match with Western Conn. State and Westfield State on October 5, followed by a matchup with Wesleyan University on October 10.  The Cardinals reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament season and finished the regular season ranked No. 14 in the country.  Next up is a rematch with Eastern Connecticut State of the 2018 LEC Championship match, won by the Warriors in four sets, on October 12.   That day will also be a tri-match with MCLA.

The month ends with a tri-match against UMass Dartmouth and Suffolk on October 19, and single matches against Norwich on October 23 October 22 (changed from October 23) and Westfield State on October 30.    KSC closes out the regular season on Nov. 2 with a tri-match against Southern Maine and Lasell on November 2.

Road Matches

Keene State begins the season at the Springfield College tournament, starting with a matchup against Skidmore College on August 30, and further matches against Montclair State and Brandeis on August 31.   The season opening road swing continues with a visit to Clark University on September 4, and the opening of the Granite State Challenge on September 6, when KSC will travel to Plymouth State to face Sage College and Rivier University.

Other road games in September include a road trip to Colby-Sawyer College on September 10, and a tri-match at Wentworth Institute of Technology that also features WPI on September 14.  A visit to NCAA tournament participant Wellesley beckons on September 19, followed by the LEC opener against Rhode Island College on September 21.  The month of September ends with a non-conference tri-match at Smith College which also has Babson College participating; the Beavers also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament last season and were ranked No. 20 in the final national poll.

October opens with a visit to Castleton University on October 2, and the Owls do not get back on the road until October 16 when the Owls visit Plymouth State.  The final road game of the season comes on October 26, when KSC heads to UMass Boston in the first meeting of the teams since Keene State upset the Beacons in the semifinals of the 2018 LEC tournament.

 

Opponent All-Time Record Last KSC Win
Skidmore 0-3  N/A 
Montclair State 0-0  N/A 
Brandeis 0-8  N/A 
Clark 4-5  September 21, 2013
Keene State 3, Clark 1 
Sage 3-2  September 29, 2018
Keene State 3, Sage 1
Rivier 14-11  September 26, 2017
Keene State 3, Rivier 1 
Elmira 1-0  September 8, 2018
Keene State 3, Elmira 0
New England Coll. 2-0  September 8, 2018
Keene State 3, New England Coll. 0
Colby-Sawyer 14-14  September 11, 2018
Keene State 3, Colby-Sawyer 0
WPI 0-2  N/A 
Wentworth 0-0  N/A 
Emmanuel 15-3  October 24, 2018
Keene State 3, Emmanuel 0
Wellesley 1-4  September 5, 2015
Keene State 3, Wellesley 1 
Rhode Island Coll. 20-8  October 21, 2017
Keene State 3, Rhode Island Coll. 1 
Worcester State 18-1  September 18, 2018
Keene State 3, Worcester State 0
Babson 2-3  October 14, 2010
Keene State 3, Babson 0 
Smith 8-2  September 22, 2018
Keene State 3, Smith 0
Castleton 1-0  October 2, 2018
Keene State 3, Castleton 0
Western Conn. State 17-14  October 13, 2018
Keene State 3, Western Conn. State 1
Westfield State 24-8  September 5, 2018
Keene State 3, Westfield State 0
Wesleyan 2-3  October 26, 2013
Keene State 3, Wesleyan 0 
Eastern Conn. State 16-17  September 15, 2018
Keene State 3, Eastern Conn. State 0
MCLA 7-0  October 21, 2017
Keene State 3, MCLA 0 
Plymouth State 21-16  October 30, 2018
Keene State 3, Plymouth State 0
UMass Dartmouth 17-6  October 6, 2018
Keene State 3, UMass Dartmouth 0
Suffolk 1-0  November 1, 2008
Keene State 3, Suffolk 0 
Norwich 2-0  September 12, 2018
Keene State 3, Norwich 0
UMass Boston 12-18  November 2, 2018
Keene State 3, UMass Boston 1
Westfield State 24-8  September 5, 2018
Keene State 3, Westfield State 0 
Southern Maine 17-6  October 14, 2017
Keene State 3, Southern Maine 0 
Lasell 1-0 

September 17, 2016
Keene State 3, Lasell 1