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Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule
Release: Wednesday 06/19/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations
10 home matches and four tournaments highlight the 2012 Wright State volleyball schedule, which was announced on Tuesday.

The Raiders, under new head coach Susan Clements, open the season at the Thunder Invitational in Huntington, West Virginia, August 24-25, taking on host Marshall along with Miami and IUPUI.  WSU then hosts Division I newcomer Northern Kentucky in the home opener at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium on Tuesday, August 28.

Wright State wraps up August and begins September at the First State Skyhawk Invitational in Martin, Tennessee, August 31 and September 1, facing DePaul, host UT Martin and Troy.  After a match at IPFW on September 4, the Raiders then head back to West Virginia the following weekend for the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Challenge, taking on Saint Peter's, Radford, Maryland-Eastern Shore and the host Mountaineers.

WSU welcomes in Butler on Tuesday, September 11, before wrapping up the road nonleague portion of its schedule with the Ball State Tournament September 14-15 against Wyoming, Pittsburgh and the host Cardinals. 

"This preseason schedule with four strong tournaments will really test our team's ability to adjust quickly during the match," said Clements. "We want to make sure we are pushing ourselves in the preseason to better prepare for the league schedule. Playing teams in strong conferences such as the Big East, Conference USA and the Ohio Valley Conference will be a great test to help improve the direction of this program."

The Raiders host Chicago State on Tuesday, September 18, to close out the nonleague home portion of its schedule, with the Horizon League opener set for Friday, September 21, at Loyola.

"I am really excited to have nonleague home matches to really give us confidence in McLin Gym," said Clements. "With a great atmosphere, we want to make it a difficult place for our opponents to play. Winning at home is very important and the more times you can play there the better our program will benefit."

The remainder of the schedule features the Horizon League slate, with the eight teams taking on each other twice, along with a Halloween match at Eastern Kentucky.  The league tournament is scheduled for November 16-18.

"We will be tested early coming of a lot of travel during the preseason tournament schedule, but I am excited to see how our team will compete," said Clements. "We are looking for the opportunity to fight for one of the 6 spots to represent Wright State at the Horizon League Volleyball Tournament and it will be important to get off to a good start in League play."

Overall Wright State will face three teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament last season (Ball State, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Milwaukee).

The following is the 2012 Wright State volleyball schedule (Home matches in bold caps with dates and times subject to change):


AUGUST

Date Day Opponent
Time
24
Friday
at Marshall ^
7:00
25
Saturday
Miami ^
10:30


IUPUI ^
5:30
28
Tuesday
NORTHERN KENTUCKY
7:00
31
Friday
DePaul @
6:00

 

SEPTEMBER

Date Day
Opponent
Time
1 Saturday at UT Martin @ 2:00
    Troy @
6:00
4 Tuesday at IPFW
7:00
7 Friday Saint Peter's $ 1:00
    Radford $ 5:30
8 Saturday Maryland-Eastern Shore $
2:00
    at West Virginia $
6:30
11 Tuesday BUTLER
7:00
14 Friday Wyoming ~
4:30
15 Saturday at Ball State ~
11:00
    Pittsburgh ~
4:30
18 Tuesday CHICAGO STATE
6:00
21 Friday at Loyola *
8:00
22 Saturday at UIC *
5:00
28 Friday VALPARAISO *
7:00

 

OCTOBER

Date Day Opponent
Time
5
Friday
YOUNGSTOWN STATE * 7:00
6
Saturday
CLEVELAND STATE * 7:00
12
Friday at Milwaukee *
8:00
13
Saturday
at Green Bay *
5:00
19
Friday UIC * 7:00
20
Saturday
LOYOLA * 7:00
26
Friday
at Valparaiso *
8:00
31
Wednesday
at Eastern Kentucky
6:00

 

NOVEMBER

Date Day
Opponent
Time
2
Friday
at Cleveland State *
7:00
3
Saturday
at Youngstown State *
7:00
9
Friday
GREEN BAY *
7:00
10
Saturday
MILWAUKEE *
2:00
16
Friday
Horizon League First Round #
TBA
17
Saturday
Horizon League Semifinals #
TBA
18
Sunday
Horizon League Championship # TBA


All Times Eastern

^ Thunder Invitational (Huntington, WV)

@ First State Skyhawk Invitational (Martin, TN)

$ West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Challenge (Morgantown, WV)

~ Ball State Tournament (Muncie, IN)

* Horizon League Matches

# Hosted by Regular-Season Champion

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