Fifteen home games highlight 2022 volleyball schedule
Full schedule 2022
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – Marshall volleyball head coach Ari Aganus announced the Herd’s 2022 fall schedule on Wednesday, during the program’s first season at the Sun Belt Conference. The Thundering Herd will host two home tournaments and play a total of 15 games at Cam Henderson Center.
Marshall begins the season with two exhibition matches. The first will be in Ohio on August 16, then the herd will hold their Green & White Scrimmage in the Cam on August 20.
The 2022 regular season kicks off, August 26-27, in Cam as Marshall hosts the first of its two home tournaments. The Marshall Invitational will feature South Carolina State, Wright State and Evansville. Wright State won 23 contests in 2021 and ultimately lost in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals. Evansville won 21 games last season and competed in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).
The Herd will then travel to Oxford, Ohio for the Miami Invitational on September 2-3. Marshall will face old Mid-American Conference foe Miami (OH), as well as Bellarmine and a familiar face from Conference USA in Middle Tennessee. The Herd beat Miami at home last season, 3-2, and parted ways with the Blue Raiders.
Marshall returns to the Cam Henderson Center, September 9-10, for the Marshall Invite. The herd is expected to host Charleston Southern, Murray State and Kent State. Murray State won 18 games a year ago before ending the season in the second round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
The Herd hits the road for two more early-season, non-conference meetings against Furman and USC-Upstate, both in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Sept. 16-17. Furman went 2-1 in the Southern Conference tournament before falling to Wofford in the semifinals.
Marshall’s final non-conference game of the season is at home Sept. 27 against Eastern Kentucky.
The Herd’s first season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference will see Marshall play on the road against Old Dominion (September 22-23), Troy (October 6-7), Appalachian State (October 21-22) and Coastal Caroline ( October 28-29). The Herd’s home conference games are with Georgia State (Sept. 29-30), Georgia Southern (Oct. 14-15), James Madison (Nov. 4-5) and Arkansas State (Nov. 11-12) to end the regular season. season.
Coastal (19 wins), Troy (18 wins), JMU (17 wins), Georgia Southern (17 wins) and Arkansas State (15 wins) all had at least 15 wins last season. Troy participated in the NIVC and went 1-1.
The Sun Belt Conference Tournament will take place Nov. 16-20 in Foley, Alabama.
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