The Emerson Women's Volleyball Team has announced their 2018 schedule. The team will take part in 29 total matches over the two month schedule, with 13 being played at home and 16 being played away. The Lions will play four matches in the first two days of the season on August 31st and September 1st.
The Lions first home match will take place against the University of New England on September 5th at 6:00pm. The Team will then have another road trip, with three straight games away from Brown and Plofker Gym. The third game will be the Lions first New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference matchup of 2018 as they take on Wellesley at 7:00pm. The Lions will return home to take on Coast Guard and Endicott in a Tri-Match on September 15th starting at 12:00pm. After two more away matches, including a conference matchup against the Beaves of Babson College, the Lions will have two matches in one day on September 22nd, taking on Mount Holyoke and Suffolk. The Lions will close out the Month of September with three matches, two of which will be conference tilts away from home against Clark and WPI, with a non-conference matchup against Emmanuel between the two.
Emerson will have three home matches against Wheaton, Wentworth, and Curry to open the month of October. After four away matches against Castleton, UMASS Dartmouth, Rivier, and Simmons, the Lions will have a three game home stand against Framingham St., Connecticut College, and MIT. After the tri-match with Framingham St and Conn. College on October 20th, the team will hold an Alumni match for all graduated alumni who would like to participate! The Lions will close out their season by traveling to Springfield College.
Head Coach Ben Read noted "The challenging games within the non-conference schedule should help us be more prepared to compete in the NEWMAC. We are excited to return the core of our team while only graduating one senior last year and hope the addition of a strong incoming class will help us continue to improve on the strides we have made in recent seasons."