July 7, 2009

NMU Volleyball To Open Up Season With Two Tournaments

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball program coming off a 20-12 overall slate in 2008 and an 11-5 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announces its 2009 schedule. NMU will get the season rolling with the Green and Gold Match Aug. 24. Later in the week (Aug. 27-29) the Wildcats host the Wildcat Open. Vandament Arena and the Auxiliary Gymnasium will be used.   NMU will face Wisconsin-Parkside (Aug. 27), St. Cloud State (Aug. 28), Winona State (Aug. 28) and Minnesota-Duluth (Aug. 29) to open up the regular season. Other teams involved include Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech and UC-San Diego.
The following week (Sept. 4-5) the ‘Cats are in San Diego, Calif. to play in the Triton Invitational which will be held at UC-San Diego. The first day of the invitational (Sept. 4) the ‘Cats face Cal State-Dominguez Hills and UC-San Diego.  NMU plays Cal State-LA and Cal State-San Bernardino the second day (Sept. 5).      
After coming back from California the ‘Cats begin GLIAC play. NMU is on the road for the first two GLIAC contests with matches at Saginaw Valley State (Sept. 11) and Lake Superior State (Sept. 12). The next five matches are at home against Michigan Tech (Sept. 15), Grand Valley State (Sept. 18), Ferris State (Sept. 19), Findlay (Sept. 25) and Hillsdale (Sept. 26). 
The ‘Cats then hit the road for four matches at Tiffin (Oct. 2), Ashland (Oct. 3), Wayne State (Oct. 9) and Northwood (Oct. 10). NMU will participate in the crossover tournament between the GLIAC and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Oct. 16-17 in Lansing, Mich.
To finish the month of October the ‘Cats face Saginaw Valley State (Oct. 23), Lake Superior State (Oct. 24) and non-conference foe Finlandia (Oct. 30) at Vandament Arena.
NMU concludes the regular season with matches at Michigan Tech (Oct. 31), Grand Valley State (Nov. 6) and Ferris State (Nov. 7).
2009 NMU Volleyball Schedule
Aug. 24 – Green and Gold Match (7 p.m.)
Aug. 27-29 – Wildcat Open
Aug. 27 – Wisconsin-Parkside (7 p.m.)
Aug. 28 – St. Cloud State (1 p.m.)
Aug. 28 – Winona State (7 p.m.)
Aug. 29 – Minnesota-Duluth (7 p.m.)
Sept. 4-5 – Triton Invitational (San Diego, Calif.)
Sept. 4 – Cal State-Dominguez Hills (3:30 p.m.)
Sept. 4 – UC-San Diego (8:30 p.m.)
Sept. 5 – Cal State-LA (2 p.m.)
Sept. 5 – Cal State-San Bernardino (6 p.m.)
Sept. 11 – at Saginaw Valley State (7 p.m.)
Sept. 12 – at Lake Superior State (2 p.m.)
Sept. 15 – Michigan Tech (7 p.m.)
Sept. 18 – Grand Valley State (7 p.m.)
Sept. 19 – Ferris State (3 p.m.)
Sept. 25 – Findlay (7 p.m.)
Sept. 26 – Hillsdale (2 p.m.)
Oct. 2 – at Tiffin (7 p.m.)
Oct. 3 – at Ashland (1 p.m.)
Oct. 9 – at Wayne State (7 p.m.)
Oct. 10 – at Northwood (4 p.m.)
Oct. 16-17 – GLIAC-GLVC Crossover (Lansing, Mich.)
Oct. 23 – Saginaw Valley State (6 p.m.)
Oct. 24 – Lake Superior State (3 p.m.)
Oct. 30 – Finlandia (5:30 p.m.)
Oct. 31 – at Michigan Tech (4 p.m.)
Nov. 6 – at Grand Valley State (7 p.m.)
Nov. 7 – at Ferris State (2 p.m.)

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David Faiella
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