Baltimore, Md. -- UMBC Volleyball head coach Cristina Robertson released the 2019 UMBC Volleyball Schedule on Wednesday. The schedule features four tournaments, including two at the UMBC Event Center, a matchup with a PAC-12 foe and 12 home matches.
The Retrievers will open up the season at home for the first time since 2012 when they host a tournament featuring Fairfield, Lafayette and Temple beginning on Friday, August 30. UMBC will play Lafayette and Fairfield on Friday, and then close the tournament against Temple the following afternoon.
The following week brings another home tournament as the Retrievers will welcome Delaware, George Mason and Saint Francis (Pa.) to the UMBC Event Center. UMBC will face SFU and Mason on Friday, September 30, and then play Delaware on Saturday afternoon.
UMBC will hit the road, albeit not too far, when it travels to local rival Loyola (Md.) the next week for a tournament featuring UNC Charlotte, Canisius and the host Greyhounds.
Senior Franchesca Reed (Aurora, Colo.) will get to play in front of her friends and family the following week when the Retrievers head to Boulder, Colo. September 20-21 for a tournament hosted by PAC-12 foe Colorado. UMBC will also face Campbell and Oakland in the tournament.
UMBC will then play three straight home games over the next nine days when they open America East play against UAlbany on Friday, September 27, followed by a matchup the following Tuesday (October 1) against Coppin State. The Retrievers will close the homestand on Sunday, October 6 against New Hampshire.
A pair of road matches at Hartford and two-time defending America East champion Stony Brook highlight the weekend of October 11-13, before UMBC returns home to face Binghamton on Sunday, October 20.
The Retrievers then return to the road when they travel to UAlbany (October 25) and New Hampshire (November 1). UMBC will close the home portion of the schedule with matches against Stony Brook and November 8 and 10, before closing the regular season at Binghamton on November 17.
Four of the six America East teams will qualify for the America East Tournament, hosted by the regular season champion November 22-24.
2019 UMBC Volleyball Schedule
Aug 30 Fri Lafayette 1:00 PM
Aug 30 Fri Fairfield 7:00 PM
Aug 31 Sat Temple 2:00 PM
Sept 6 Fri Saint Francis (PA) 1:00 PM
Sept 6 Fri George Mason 7:00 PM
Sept 7 Sat Delaware 2:00 PM
Loyola Maryland Tournament:
Sept 13 Fri Charlotte @ Loyola Maryland 10:30 AM
Sept 13 Fri Canisius @ Loyola Maryland 5:00 PM
Sept 14 Sat Loyola Maryland 2:00 PM
Sept 20 Fri Campbell @ Colorado 4:00 PM MDT
Sept 21 Sat Colorado 12:00 PM MDT
Sept 21 Sat Oakland @ Colorado 5:20 PM MDT
Sept 27 Fri Albany * 7:00 PM
Oct 1 Tue Coppin State 7:00 PM
Oct 6 Sun New Hampshire * 1:00 PM
Oct 11 Fri Hartford * 7:00 PM
Oct 13 Sun Stony Brook * 1:00 PM
Oct 20 Sun Binghamton * 1:00 PM
Oct 25 Fri Albany * 7:00 PM
Nov 1 Fri New Hampshire * 7:00 PM
Nov 8 Fri Stony Brook * 7:00 PM
Nov 10 Sun Hartford * 1:00 PM
Nov 17 Sun Binghamton * 1:00 PM
Home Matches in BOLD
* - America East Match