Walsh Volleyball Announces 2019 Season Schedule

Walsh Volleyball Announces 2019 Season Schedule

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The Walsh Cavaliers have released the 2019 season schedule for the defending Great Midwest Athletic Conference East Division Champions. The Cavaliers will open the season on Friday, September 6th in Pennsylvania and will compete in 26 matches over the course of 11 weeks. Walsh went 19-14 overall and 14-5 in the G-MAC. 

Key Matches:

  • Kutztown - September 6th
  • Shippensburg - September 7th
  • Gannon -  September 20th
  • Ohio Dominican - September 27th
  • Malone - October 11th and 29th
  • Hillsdale - November 8th
  • Findlay - November 9th

Strength of Schedule:

  • 3 teams made the NCAA Division II Tournament (Gannon, Hillsdale, Shippensburg)
  • 5 teams were ranked Top 10 regionally (Embry-Riddle, Findlay, Gannon, Hillsdale, Shippensburg)
  • Non-conference teams W-L record in 2018: 157-136 (.535)
  • Conference teams W-L record in 2018: 177-189 (.483)
  • Overall strength of schedule: 334-325 (.506)

Location Breakdown:

  • 6 home games
    • Five straight home matches in October-November
  • 10 road games
    • Four straight road games to end regular season
  • 10 neutral site games
    • Seven of first ten neutral site games open season

Tournaments:

  • Shippensburg Tournament – September 6th and 7th
  • Flagler Saints Classic - September 13th and 14th
  • Gannon/Edinboro Tournament – September 20th and 21st

Conference Notes:

  • The Great Midwest Athletic Conference lost one team in Davis & Elkins College
  • There will be no divisions with 13 teams all competing for one conference regular season crown
  • Conference play begins September 27th at Ohio Dominican
  • Conference quarterfinals are November 19th at top four seeds
  • Final four compete November 22nd and 23rd at top remaining seed