Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule; Features 11 Home Matches
Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule; Features 11 Home Matches
Sunday, July 23, 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary volleyball team and first-year head coach Caroline Carlton released the 2017 schedule Sunday, July 23.

The schedule features 11 home matches, the most in eight seasons. The schedule also features a home-and-home with in-state rival Grambling State (September 18 in Grambling, October 5 at the Gold Dome) and a pair of home matches against Louisiana College in the Gold Dome (September 13 – home opener – and October 18). 2017 will be the inaugural season for Wildcat volleyball.

The Ladies open up the 2017 campaign with the annual Austin College Classic September 1-2 in Sherman, Texas. Centenary battles American Southwest Conference-rivals McMurry and Howard Payne Friday afternoon. On Saturday morning, Centenary takes on Sul Ross State from the ASC before taking on Paul Quinn for the first time in school history.

After a mid-week stop at East Texas Baptist September 5, the Ladies take part in the Belhaven Classic in Jackson, Mississippi, for the second-straight season on September 8-9. Friday, Centenary takes on Piedmont and host Belhaven, before finishing the weekend against Mississippi University for Women and Rust.

Following a pair of matches against Pelican State foes Louisiana College for the home opener (September 13) and at Grambling State (September 18), the Ladies open up Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play the next two weekends. The Ladies travel again to Sherman, Texas, September 23-24 for matches against Austin College, Dallas, and Colorado College. They take on the same opponents at Colorado College October 13-14.

The following weekend on September 30-October 1, Centenary travels to Seguin, Texas, to take on Texas Lutheran, Southwestern, Trinity, and Schreiner in the first SCAC Crossover. The Ladies welcome to Shreveport the entire conference October 21-22, taking on the same opponents in the second conference crossover.

Other matches include the LeTourneau tri-match October 6 (LeTourneau and Jarvis Christian) and the third annual Centenary Halloween Tournament October 27-28. The Maroon and White take on Belhaven and UT Tyler on Friday, before finishing the regular season with Millsaps and LeTourneau on Saturday.

The annual SCAC Tournament will be contested November 3-4 in Kerrville, Texas, and is hosted by Schreiner.