BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland volleyball will host nine matches during the regular-season, starting with a Tuesday, Sept. 6, match in Reitz Arena, as part of the Greyhounds' 2016 schedule announced today.
Loyola will be a co-host of the Loyola/UMBC Invitational from Friday, Sept. 2-Saturday, Sept. 3, in matches that will be played at UMBC. The Greyhounds will open the event against Delaware State on Friday afternoon before taking on the host Retrievers in the evening session. They then close action in the tournament versus Akron on Saturday.
Loyola's first day of fall semester classes will feature a 7 p.m. home match for the Greyhounds when they host George Washington University. Admission to all volleyball contests is free of charge. Home games on weekdays will start at 7 o'clock, while Saturday and Sunday action gets underway at 2 o'clock.
The team then heads back on the road for two more weekend tournaments before commencing Patriot League action. First, they will head to the University of Connecticut for the Dog Pound Challenge on Friday, Sept. 9-Saturday, Sept. 10. There, the Greyhounds take on the host Huskies in the event's first contest and face St. Francis Brooklyn later Friday afternoon. The challenge wraps up for Loyola on Saturday morning when it faces Yale.
A midweek match at Howard in Washington, D.C., will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, before a trip to Northern Virginia culminates non-conference action at the Mason Invitational on Friday, Sept. 16-Saturday, Sept. 17. Loyola opens the tournament against Hampton on Friday afternoon and then plays Bryant and host George Mason Saturday.
The Greyhounds return to Reitz Arena on Friday, Sept. 23, to open Patriot League action against Lafayette. The next day, Lehigh visits Baltimore to take on the Greyhounds.
Loyola heads on the road Friday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 1, to face Holy Cross and Army West Point before returning to host Bucknell and Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, respectively.
The Greyhounds then host defending Patriot League champion American on Friday, Oct. 14, before playing the first of three-straight road contests on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Navy. The weekend of Friday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 22, takes Loyola to the Lehigh Valley where it will face Lehigh in the first match, Lafayette the second.
Retiz Arena is back open for volleyball action on Friday, Oct. 28, when the Greyhounds host Army West Point; Holy Cross comes to town the following afternoon.
Three-consecutive out-of-town contests finish the Patriot League road schedule, starting with games at Bucknell and Colgate on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5. The Greyhounds then make the quick trip to Washington, D.C., to visit American on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Loyola wraps up its regular-season on Sunday, Nov. 13, when it hosts Navy. The Patriot League Championships will take place at the conference's regular-season champions on Saturday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 20.
|Friday||September 2, 2016||vs.||Delaware State||12:30 p.m.|
|Friday||September 2, 2016||at||UMBC||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 3, 2016||vs.||Akron||1 p.m.|
|Tuesday||September 6, 2016||George Washington||7 p.m.|
|Friday||September 9, 2016||at||UConn||10 a.m.|
|Friday||September 9, 2016||vs.||St. Francis Brooklyn||5 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 10, 2016||vs.||Yale||11 a.m.|
|Tuesday||September 13, 2016||at||Howard||7 p.m.|
|Friday||September 16, 2016||vs.||Hampton||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 17, 2016||vs.||Bryant||11 a.m.|
|Saturday||September 17, 2016||at||George Mason||7 p.m.|
|Friday||September 23, 2016||Lafayette||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 24, 2016||Lehigh||2 p.m.|
|Friday||September 30, 2016||at||Holy Cross||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 30, 2016||at||Army West Point||4 p.m.|
|Saturday||October 8, 2016||Bucknell||2 p.m.|
|Sunday||October 9, 2016||Colgate||2 p.m.|
|Friday||October 14, 2016||American||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||October 15, 2016||at||Navy||4 p.m.|
|Friday||October 21, 2016||at||Lehigh||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||October 22, 2016||at||Lafayette||2 p.m.|
|Friday||October 28, 2016||Army West Point||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||October 29, 2016||Holy Cross||2 p.m.|
|Friday||November 4, 2016||at||Bucknell||7 p.m.|
|Saturday||November 5, 2016||at||Colgate||2 p.m.|
|Saturday||November 12, 2016||at||American||12 p.m.|
|Sunday||November 13, 2016||Navy||2 p.m.|