NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The quest to win a 10th Ivy League title in 16 seasons will include trips to Indiana and USC highlighting the Yale Volleyball 2019 schedule, head coach Erin Appleman announced today.
"I'm very excited about all the challenges the 2019 schedule will bring," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said. "Facing four Power 5 conference teams and three teams that made the NCAA Tournament will test us right away and get us ready for the always difficult Ivy League season."
The trip to Indiana opens the 2019 season on September 6 and 7. The tournament includes not only a matchup against the host Hoosiers, but also matches against Oregon State of the Pac 12 and Oklahoma of the Big 12.
The next weekend, Yale travels to Southern California for three matches, including two teams -- USC and Howard -- that competed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The weekend also includes a match against Villanova.
Yale will open its home schedule on September 20 against Stony Brook, a NCAA Tournament participant last season, as part of its annual pre-season tournament. The following day the Bulldogs host Army and Sacred Heart.
The Ivy League season starts on September 28 with a home match against Brown. The next weekend Yale will host Harvard (Oct. 4) and Dartmouth (Oct. 5).
The first conference road weekend will take Yale to Princeton (Oct. 11) and Penn (Oct. 12). The Bulldogs return home the next weekend with matches against Columbia (Oct. 18) and Cornell (Oct. 19).
On October 26, the Bulldogs travel to Brown to begin a stretch of five straight road matches. On Friday, Nov.1, Yale plays at Dartmouth and the next day travels to Harvard.
The last road matches of the regular season take place at Cornell (Nov. 8) and Columbia (Nov. 9). The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season with matches against Penn (Nov.15) and Princeton (Nov. 16).
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity