June 5, 2008

Plenty of Road Matches Await Travel-tested Bears

June 5, 2008

GREELEY, Colo. -- Northern Colorado's volleyball team returned late last month from an 11-day exhibition tour to Beijing and Shanghai, China. So for the members of next year's squad who went on the trip, road trips in 2008 should not be an issue.

And that's a good thing, because the Bears will be on the road for a majority of the 2008 schedule (below).

Head coach Lyndsey Benson's Northern Colorado program (10-20 overall but 8-8 in the Big Sky Conference in 2008) will start the season in Philadelphia at the LaSalle Tournament, which runs from Friday, Aug. 29, to Saturday, Aug. 30. The Bears are scheduled to face Villanova and Rider on Friday, before taking on Lafayette and host LaSalle on Saturday.

Northern Colorado will begin conference play against Montana on Friday, Sept. 19, and its home slate against Sacramento State on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The Bears volleyball program will host its Alumni Match on Saturday, Sept. 13, on "China Night." A video showing of Northern Colorado's trip to the Far East is planned for those in attendance.

Northern Colorado 2008 volleyball schedule

Date

Event/Opponent

Time

Location

August 29

Villanova (LaSalle Tournament)

Noon

Philadelphia, PA

August 29

Rider (LaSalle Tournament)

4:30 p.m.

Philadelphia, PA

August 30

Lafayette (LaSalle Tournament)

2 p.m.

Philadelphia, PA

August 30

LaSalle (LaSalle Tournament)

7 p.m.

Philadelphia, PA

September 5

Texas-El Paso (NDSU Tournament)

4 p.m.

Fargo, ND

September 6

Illinois-Chicago (NDSU Tournament)

1 p.m.

Fargo, ND

September 6

North Dakota St (NDSU Tournament)

4 p.m.

Fargo ND

September 13

Alumni Match

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

September 19

Montana*

7 p.m.

Missoula, MT

September 20

Montana State*

7 p.m.

Bozeman, MT

September 23

Denver

7 p.m.

Denver, CO

September 27

Sacramento State*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

October 2

Eastern Washington*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

October 4

Portland State*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

October 7

Colorado State

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

October 10

Weber State*

7 p.m.

Ogden, UT

October 11

Idaho State*

7 p.m.

Pocatello, ID

October 18

Northern Arizona*

7 p.m.

Flagstaff, AZ

October 23

Montana State*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

October 25

Montana*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

October 31

Sacramento State*

7 p.m.

Sacramento, CA

November 6

Portland State*

7 p.m.

Portland, OR

November 8

Eastern Washington*

7 p.m.

Cheney, WA

November 13

Idaho State*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

November 15

Weber State*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

November 22

Northern Arizona*

7 p.m.

Greeley, CO

November 28-29

Big Sky Championships

TBA

Portland, OR

All times are local.

*Big Sky Conference matches

Home matches are bold