Northeast Conference Volleyball Schedule

The Northeast Conference volleyball schedule for the Long Island

Blackbirds is probably the most ambitious of all the NEC teams this


Picked to finish first in the NEC preseason coaches poll, the Blackbirds

opened the season with a road trip to Gainesville, Florida where they

faced top ACC contender Duke and the ninth ranked Florida Gators

before beating New Orleans in three sets.

In order to be great you have to play great teams and LIU is clearly on

a mission to do that.

Second in the preseason coaches poll was Robert Morris, followed by

Central Connecticut in third, Sacred heart in fourt, Bryant and Saint

Francis tied for fifth, while Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis Brooklyn

brought up the rear.

The NEC volleyball schedule starts for everyone on September 28.

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

Currently in tied with LIU Brooklyn in the second week of the preseason

tournament period with a 2-4 record the Blue Devils started the year

with a trip to the Colgate Classic where they opened with two straight

losses first to St. John's (NY) of the tournament.

The weekend of September 6 - 7 the Devils travelled to California for

the Sacramento State Tournament where they lost to Cal Poly, and

Sacramento State but beat San Jose State on the last day of the

two-day tournament.

A trip to Dartmouth on September 13 for the Blue Devils who will play

against teams from Dartmouth, Grand Canyon and Providence in the

Dartmouth Big Green Invite from 13 - 14.

Central Connecticut will  host their tournament the CCSU Blue Devil

Invitational on September 20 - 21 with Hartford, Fordham and NJIT

travelling to the two-day event.

One more match is planned for the Blue Devils who travel to Holy Cross

on September 25 before the Northeast conference volleyball schedule

starts on September 28 with a match against Saint Francis Brooklyn.

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

Entering the second week of competition dead last in the NEC standings

with a 0-9 record the Knights were at the La Salle Invitational on

August 30 where they lost four matches to La Salle, Bucknell, Lafayette

and Sacramento State.

In their first home game they lost against the visiting Rider team on

September 4 before travelling to the Lafayette College Tournament

where they lost against Lehigh, Saint Peter's, Lafayette and Wright


Next up is the Bucknell Invitational where the Knights will face Canisius,

Bucknell and Rider on September 13 - 14 before a nonconference match

against NJIT at home on September 18.

The Knights begin their Northeast conference volleyball schedule at

home on September 28 against Robert Morris.

Long Island Blackbirds

The Blackbirds are tied for second in the NEC standing with a 2-4 record

entering the second week of tournament competition.

On August 30 -31 the Blackbirds flew to the Campus USA Credit Union

Invitational in Gainesville, Florida where they lost to Duke, to the ninth

ranked Florida Gators and then swept New Orleans.

On September 6 - 7 the Birds migrated to College Park, Maryland  for

the Maryland Invitational to compete against Penn, Maryland and

UMKC. They finished with a 1-2 record with a five set victory over Penn.

Long Island will host the Blackbird Invitational on September 13 - 14

with visiting teams from Cornell, Colgate and Fairfield in the Steinberg

Wellness Center.

The Blackbirds have invited Hofstra to their nest for a match on

September 17 before they take flight for the Nike Invitational to battle

Tulsa, Nebraska-Omaha and Oklahoma on September 20 - 21.

The Blackbirds will host Bryant in the Steinberg Wellness Center on

September 28 for the first Northeast Conference volleyball match.

Robert Morris Colonials

The Colonials, currently 0-7, began the season at the Indiana

Invitational on August 30 - 31 where they lost their first three matches

to Indiana, Kent State and Rutgers.

At the Duquesne/Robbert Morris Invitational on September 6 - 7, the

Colonials lost three matches to Xavier, Central Michigan and Duquesne.

RMU faces Akron in a non conference match at home on September 10

before heading to the Wright State invitational for a showdown against

Indiana State, Murray State and Wright State on the weekend of

September 13 -14.

The Carolina Classic is the last tournament on the calendar where RMU

is set to confront Presbyterian, South Carolina and Western Carolina on

September 20 - 21 before a last non conference match against

Youngstown State at home on September 24..

RMU opens their Northeast Conference volleyball schedule against

Fairleigh Dickinson on September 28.

Sacred Heart Pioneers

The Pioneers are at the top of the NEC standings as they enter the

second week of the tournament preseason

period with a 4-2 record starting with a road trip to the Crusaders

Classic where they finished 2-1 with a loss to Stony Brook and two

victories first over Holy Cross then UMass Lowell on August 30 - 31.

The first of three preseason tournaments for the team from Holy Cross

starts with the Crusader Classic with matches against Sacred Heart,

Stony Brook and Manhattan on August 30 - 31.

The Sacred Heart Tournament was next on September 6 - 7 where the

Pioneers faced American, Maryland Eastern Shore and Manhattan on

consecutive days of competition and finished with another 2-1 record.

The Pioneers hit the road for the Delaware Tournament with Eastern

Furman, Delaware and Rutgers on September 13 - 14.

September 20 marks the first day of competition for the Villanova

Classic with Penn and Norfolk State before the Pioneers begin their

Northeast Conference volleyball schedule when they face Saint Francis

at home on September 28.

St. Francis - NY Terriers

Currently 2-6 entering the second week of the tournament preseason

the Terriers beat Delaware State at the Hofstra Invitational before

falling to Hofstra and Coppin State in straight sets on August 30 - 31.

One home tournament was next on St. Francis' home volleyball court

the Genovesi Center where on September 6 - 7 the Terriers swept

NJIT, before falling to Howard and Rider before losing again in a non

conference midweek match on September 10 against Lafayette.

The Terriers will bark up Quinnipiac's tree before heading to the Lehigh

Tournament the next day to attempt to wrestle victories over Lehigh,

Marist and Saint Peter's Peacocks. 

September 20 marks the first date of the Providence College

Tournament for the Terriers who will be in a dog fight against

Providence, Howard and Morgan State.

A match against Iona College is scheduled on September 25 before the

Northeast Conference volleyball schedule starts for the Terriers with a

match against Central Connecticut State on September 28.

St. Francis - (PA) Red Flash

The Red Flash are 0-7 having started their season at the Hokie

Invitational where they lost four straight matches to Michigan State,

the UOP Tigers, Towson and the Virginia Tech Hokies on August 30 - 31.

Youngstown, Toledo and Tulane beat the Red Flash the

next weekend at the YSU Invitational on September

6 - 7.

The UMBC Classic is the third volleyball tournament event for the Red

Flash to travel to Baltimore to compete against Howard, UMBC and

Coppin State on September 13 - 14.

Saint Francis will host the Red Flash Invitational on September 21

with Akron and Youngstown State coming to battle at the DeGol


One last non conference match against Eastern Kentucky is scheduled

in the DeGol Arena on September 22 before the Northeast conference

volleyball schedule begins for the Red Flash on September 28 against

Sacred Heart.

Bryant Bulldogs

The Bulldogs lost their three opening matches against teams from Ohio,

Oregon and Eastern Washington on August 30 - 31 at the University of

Oregon Tournament.

At the Boston College Invitational the Bulldogs lost three more

matches against Boston College, Hampton and Fairfield on September 7

- 8.

Bryant gained another notch in the loss column in a non conference

encounter against New Hampshire on September 10.

On Friday September 13 the Bulldogs face Eastern Michigan, Holy Cross

and the hosts for the Brown Invitational before a non conference

match at home against Hartford on September 17.

The Bulldogs will host their own tournament the Bryant Invitational

with guest teams from UMass Lowell, Princeton, Stony Brook and St.

John's on September 20 - 21 before facing Providence for the last non

conference match on September 25.

The Northeast conference volleyball schedule starts on September 28

against LIU Brooklyn.

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