Southland Conference Volleyball

Central Arkansas was picked by the coaches in the Southland

Conference volleyball race to finish first at the end of the regular season

this year.

The Sugar Bears, last year's regular season championship team and

playoff tournament winner, received the highest number of first place

votes with 8.

Following a distant second in terms of first place votes received in the

coaches poll was last season's playoff tournament runner ups, Oral

Roberts which garnered a total of two votes.

Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, were tied for third with each

receiving one first place vote in the Southland coaches preseason poll.

Rounding out fifth through 12th place was Northwestern State, Houston

Baptist, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Lamar, Southeastern Louisiana,

McNeese State, Nicholls and New Orleans.

Sam Houston State Bearkats

The Bearkats finished 1-2 at the Appalachian State tournament with

losses to Norfolk State and Appalachian State before winning against

Loyola Maryland on August 30 -31.

They were swept by Texas State  before the weekend of September 6 -

7 where they attended the SMU Mustang Invitational where they

attended a two-day tournament with a victory against Grambling and

two losses against Davidson and SMU.

A trip to Coppin State on September 11 is planned  before the Eagles go

to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Crowne Plaza Invitational

to play against Penn, Weber State and La Salle on September 14 - 15.

At their own tournament, the Sam Houston Invitational they finished 2-1

on September 20 - 21 with victories over Lamar, Jackson State and a

loss against Washington State.

The first match on the Southland Conference volleyball schedule for the

Bearkats is against Nicholls State on September 19.

Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles opened the season undefeated going 3-0 at the

Texas Southern Tournament with victories over Texas Southern, Prairie

View A&M and Southern on August 30 - 31.

The Golden Eagles battled Tulsa on Tulsa's home court before

succumbing on September 3.

At the El Paso Sports Commission Volleyball Invitational on September 6

- 7 the Eagles once again went undefeated in tournament play beating

Texas Southern and Southern again, followed by a victory over UTEP.

At the Georgia Southern Tournament on September 13 - 14 the Eagles

finished 2-1 with victories over North Dakota State and High Point

before falling to the host Georgia Southern.

The Southland Conference volleyball schedule begins on September 19

for Oral Roberts with a match against Incarnate Word.

Central Arkansas Sugarbears

The Sugarbears finished 2-1 at the University of Arizona on August 30 -

31 where they beat #20 ranked Kansas, Morgan State and lost to the

University of Arizona.

The UCA-Sears Sugar Bear Classic was next where the Sugarbears were

tournament champions with a prefect record of 4-0 against UAPB,

Jackson State, ULM and UTPA on September 5-7.

With a 6-1 record the Sugarbears travelled to the Florida Gulf Coast

Tournament on September 13 -14 where they beat FGCU and lost to #3

Penn State and Marquette.

Abilene Christian is the first Southland Conference volleyball match on

September 19.

Stephen F. Austin Jacks

The Jacks finished the Southern Mississippi Tournament undefeated

on August 30-31 with a 4-0 record against Troy, Jackson State and

Southern Miss.

They swept ULM on September 2 before finishing the Central Florida

Tournament 1-2  with losses to George Washington, Central Florida and

one victory over Elon on September 6 - 7.

The Jacks scored a victory over Louisiana Tech on September 10 but

lost both matches to TCU and Ole Miss at the TCU Tournament on

September 13 before winning over Grambling State and Houston on

September 14.

McNeese State Cowboys

At the DePaul Invitational on August 30-31 the Cowboys finished 2-1

against Chicago State, Providence and lost to DePaul before sweeping

Alcorn State.

They finished 1-2 at the Louisiana Tech Tournament with a victory

against New Orleans and two losses against Louisiana Tech and Western

Michigan on September 6-7.

With a victory sweep against Southern on September 11, the Cowboys

attended the Big Daddy's Invitational where they finished with 3 losses

to ULM, Southern Miss and UTPA and a victory over Prairie View A&M on

September 13 - 14.

On September 17 the Cowboys lost their first Southland Conference

volleyball match against Texas A&M Corpus Christi in three sets.

Southeastern Louisiana

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 Harvard Invitational is next on September 6 - 7 where the

Crusaders face Hofstra and Harvard on consecutive days of competition.

A non conference match is scheduled against Hartford at home on the

Crusaders home volleyball court, the Holy Cross Field House before the

Crusaders head to Brown for the Brown Invitational with Eastern

Michigan, Bryant and Brown on September 13 - 14.

September 18 marks the first day of competition for Holy Cross on their

Patriot League volleyball schedule when they face Bucknell at home.

Abilene Christian

A cross town trip to the La Salle Tournament is the first competition of

the season on August 31 - September 1 where the Leopards face

Sacramento State, La Salle and Fairleigh Dickinson.

Two home tournaments are next on the Leopards home volleyball court

the Kirby Sports Center where on September 6 - 7 face Wright State,

Fairleigh Dickinson again and St. Peter's before participating in a non

conference midweek match on September 10 against St. Francis (NY).

The Crosstown Tournament is on September 13 - 14 where Marist,

Quinnipiac and Morgan State come to town to fight for a tournament


September 18 marks the first important date on the Leopards Patriot

league volleyball schedule where they face Lehigh at LeHigh.

Houston Baptist Huskies

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders

The Islanders opened the season with a loss to UC Irvine on August 30

before heading to the Pioneer classic where they split two matches with

a loss to Denver and a victory over Air Force.

In the Rice Invitational on September 6 - 7 the Islanders were swept

twice first against Rice, then against against LSU before beating

Arkansas-Little Rock in five sets.

On their home court, the Dugan Wellness Center, the Islanders lost in

four sets to UTSA on September 9, before heading to the Hilton

Maverick Classic on September 13 - 14 they beat Mississippi Valley, lost

to UTSA and won against UT Arlington.

McNeese State is the first Southland Conference volleyball match which

the Islanders won in three sets on September 17.

Nicholls State Colonels

At the Kathy Trosclair Memorial Tournament on August 30, the Colonels

finished 1-2 with a win against Mississippi Valley State, were swept by

Rider and lost in five against Tulane.

On September 6 - 7 at the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Classic where they

finished 1-2 with losses to Louisiana-Lafayette, Houston and a win

against Alcorn State.

They finished 1-3 at the Hampton Inn Bama Bash with losses to

Alabama, South Alabama, and Arkansas State and a win over UT Martin

on September 13 -14.

The Colonels lost their first two Southland Conference volleyball

matches first against Sam Houston State on September 19 and Lamar

on September 21.

Northwestern State Demons

The Demons went to the Arkansas Invitational on August 30 - 31 where

they were swept by all three opponents, Arkansas, UMKC and the New

Mexico Lobos.

They finished 1-3 at the North Texas Invitational on September 6 - 7

with one victory against Prairie View A&M and three losses to Texas

State, North Texas and Utah.

At the Fairfield Inn North Baylor Classic they finished 1-2 losing first to

Baylor, Colorado and a win against Appalachian State.

Northwestern beat the Appalachian State Mountaineers on September

14 before beating Southern Miss in four and in their first Southland

Conference volleyball match against Southeastern Louisiana they won in

five and against in three as they swept New Orleans in their home gym

the Prather Coliseum on September 21.

New Orleans Privateers

The Privateers attended the Florida/Campus USA Credit Union

Invitational where they were swept by three teams, nationally ranked

Florida, Duke and LIU Brooklyn On August 30-31.

A road trip to Southern Miss resulted in another loss before they played

in the Louisiana Tech invitational on September 6 - 7 where they lost to

Western Michigan, McNeese State and Louisiana Tech.

On September 11, the Privateers were swept by Tulane before they

attended the Alabama State/ISTAP Collegiate Cup where they finished

2-2 with two wins against Savannah State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff and

Alabama State and Jacksonville State on September 13 -14.

The Privateers lost their first two Southland Conference volleyball

matches against Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State in three

sets in both encounters.

Lamar Cardinals

The Cardinals started the season at the Texas State Classic on August

30 - 31 where they finished 1-3 with victories against Texas State,

Houston and SMU and a win over Quinnipiac.

In the McDonald Gym, Texas Pan American lost to the Cards who

gained their first win of the season on September 2 before attending the

UTSA Classic where they were swept by UTSA, Texas A&M and Loyola

Marymount on September 5-6.

A second mid week match in McDonald Gym was scheduled on

September 10 which the Cards lost in three.

Finishing 1-2 at the Sam Houston State Invitational on September 13 -

14 the Cardinals lost to the host Sam Houston State, Washington State

before beating Jackson State.

Lamar lost to McNeese State in their first Southland Conference

volleyball match of the season on September 19.

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