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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Bulldogs lost their three opening matches against teams from Ohio,
Oregon and Eastern Washington on August 30 - 31 at the University of
At the Boston College Invitational the Bulldogs lost three more
matches against Boston College, Hampton and Fairfield on September 7
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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