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Columbus, Ohio Head coach Geoff Carlston has announced the 2009 women’s volleyball schedule that includes traveling to three tournaments in the preseason. The Buckeyes will open April 28-29 at the William & Mary Tournament with a field that includes Maryland-Eastern Shore, North Carolina A&T and Rider. The Buckeyes will play at the Colorado State Tournament Sept. 4-5 with Texas Arlington and Georgia Southern. OhioState continues nonleague play at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Invitational Sept. 11-12 to face Western Michigan and UW-Milwaukee. The Buckeyes then play at Marquette Sept. 13.

Ohio State opens at home Sept. 18-19 with the Sports Imports Classic. The field includes Xavier, Bowling Green and ClevelandState.

The Buckeyes begin Big Ten Conference play with matches at Illinois, Sept. 25 and at Northwestern, Sept. 26. The double round-robin format concludes with OhioState hosting Michigan, Nov. 27 and MichiganState, Nov. 28 to close out the regular season.

“We are excited about the upcoming fall schedule because it provides a great balance for our young team,” OhioState women’s volleyball head coach Geoff Carlston said.  “Western Michigan made it to the Sweet 16 last year and ColoradoState was ranked in the top 25 most of the season.  Marquette will be in the top four of the Big East and teams like Xavier and Wisconsin Milwaukee are always fighting for conference championships.”

2009 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

 

Aug.  28-29        Fri.-Sat.       William & Mary Tournament

                                          William & Mary, Rider, Maryland-EasternShore,

                                          North Carolina A&T, OhioState……………………………… tba

 

Sept.     4-5     Thur.-Sat.       Colorado State Tournament

                                          Colorado State, TexasArlington, Georgia Southern,

                                          OhioState………………………………………………………. tba

 

Sept. 11-12        Fri.-Sat.       UW-Milwaukee Panther Invitational

             12             Sat.       vs. Western Michigan…………………………………… 11 a.m.

             12             Sat.       vs. UW-Milwaukee……………………………………. 7:30 p.m.

 

Sept.      13             Sun       at Marquette……………………………………………………. tba

 

Sept. 18-19        Fri.-Sat.       SPORTS IMPORTS CLASSIC

                                          Xavier, Bowling Green,

                                          Cleveland State, Ohio State………………………………….. tba

 

Sept.      25              Fri.       at Illinois………………………………………………………… tba

Sept.      26             Sat.       at Northwestern……………………………………………….. tba

 

Oct.         2              Fri.       WISCONSIN………………………………………………… 7 p.m.

Oct.         3             Sat.       IOWA……………………………………………………….. 7 p.m.

Oct.         7           Wed.       PENN STATE………………………………………………. 7 p.m.

Oct.         9              Fri.       at Minnesota……………………………………………………. tba

Oct.       16              Fri.       at MichiganState………………………………………………. tba

Oct.       17             Sat.       at Michigan…………………………………………………….. tba

Oct.       23              Fri.       PURDUE…………………………………………………….. 7 p.m.

Oct.       24             Sat.       *INDIANA………………………………………………….. 7 p.m.

Oct.       28           Wed.       at PennState…………………………………………………… tba

Oct.       31             Sat.       *MINNESOTA……………………………………………… 7 p.m.

 

Nov.         6              Fri.       at Iowa………………………………………………………….. tba

Nov.         7             Sat.       at Wisconsin……………………………………………………. tba

Nov.       13              Fri.       NORTHWESTERN…………………………………………. 7 p.m.

Nov.       14             Sat.       *ILLINOIS…………………………………………………… 7 p.m.

Nov.       20              Fri.       at Indiana……………………………………………………….. tba

Nov.       21             Sat.       at Purdue……………………………………………………….. tba

Nov.       27              Fri.       MICHIGAN…………………………………………………. 7 p.m.

Nov.       28             Sat.       MICHIGAN STATE………………………………………… 7 p.m.

 

Dec…… 3-6     Thu.-Sun.       NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds (A)………………………………… tba

Dec.. 11-12         Fri.-Sat       NCAA Regionals (B)…………………………………………… tba

Dec……. 17           Thur.       NCAA National Semifinals (C)……………………………….. tba

Dec……. 19             Sat.       NCAA National Championship (C)…………………………… tba

 

Match times local to site *dates and times subject to football game starting time

Home matches in BOLD CAPS played at St. John Arena

(A) Campus sites to be determined

(B) Regional sites: Stephen C. O’Connell Center (Florida)

                                 Sports Pavilion (Minnesota)

                                 Maples Pavilion (Stanford)

                                 QwestCenter, Omaha (Nebraska)

(C) St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Bay, Fla.

 

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