Volleyball Announces Schedule
July 2, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College volleyball team released the 2013 scheduled on Tuesday, which features matchups with six teams that made the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles begin the 2013 campaign with four tournaments. The first is the Western Carolina Invitational Aug. 30-31, where they will face South Carolina Upstate, Western Carolina, Wright State and UNC Ashville. They return to the Heights to host Hampton, Fairfield and Bryant on Sept. 7 and 8 in the BC Invitational. BC then travels to Columbia on Sept. 13-14 to battle Fordham, Columbia and Binghamton. Before opening conference play, the Eagles will head down the road to Northeastern (Sept. 20) and host Harvard (Sept. 22) in the New England Challenge.
The Maroon and Gold start Atlantic Coast Conference play in the friendly confides of Power Gym, hosting the first four league games. The Eagles take on Miami (Sept. 28), reigning ACC champions Florida State (Sept. 29), NC State (Oct. 4) and North Carolina (Oct. 6) at home. All four teams also made last year's national tournament.
The Eagles start conference play on the road in Virginia, taking on the Hokies (Oct. 11) and the Cavaliers (Oct. 12).
The second half of the ACC schedule includes the home-and-away matchups, as BC will take on Pittsburgh, Maryland, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Syracuse both in Chestnut Hill and also on the road. They will also travel to Wake Forest (Nov. 1) and Duke (Nov. 2).
The Clemson game on Oct. 25 is the "Dig Pink" game, which raises awareness for breast cancer, and the Eagles will honor the seniors against Maryland on Nov. 15. The final game of the regular season takes place at Notre Dame, another 2012 NCAA Tournament team, on Nov. 29.
The NCAA Tournament begins on Dec. 5 on campus sites. The regionals will take place in predetermined sites on Dec. 13-14 with the semifinals and championship matches on be Dec. 19-21 in Seattle.
The Eagles finished the 2012 season 10-22, 4-16 in the ACC. Outside hitter Katty Workman returns for her sophomore season after being named to the All-ACC Rookie Team last year.