June 4, 2013
HOUSTON — Set to play 12 home matches, host the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup and compete in 18 games within the new American Athletic Conference, Houston Volleyball has released its 2013 schedule, announced Tuesday.
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ROAD TOURNAMENTS TO OPEN SEASON
The Cougars, under second-year head coach Kaddie Platt, are set to open 2013 on the road August 30-31 at the Delta Zeta Classic, hosted by Texas State, where they will take on Quinnipiac, Lamar and Texas State.
The Cougars will take part in the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Classic (Alcorn State, Nicholls St., Louisiana-Lafayette), hosted by Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 6-7 before traveling to Fort Worth, Texas to compete in the TCU Nike Invitational (Grambling, TCU, Ole Miss, SFA) on Aug. 13-14.
“Preseason, we will play some quality competition with matches against LSU, Baylor, TCU, and Ole Miss,” Platt said. “With seven new players, we need to get the whole team on the same page and learn offense and defensive systems quickly.”
FLO HYMAN COLLEGIATE CUP
The Cougars open their home slate when they welcome North Texas, LSU and Baylor to the Athletics/Alumni Center to compete in the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup on Sept. 20-21.
“The Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup will again be some of our region’s best volleyball teams and will be a great test before going into conference play,” Platt said. “We are honored to host the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup and want to bring great competition home to honor Flo and her family, while putting on a top notch, competitive tournament.”
Friday, Sept. 20
11 a.m. | North Texas vs. LSU
4:30 p.m. | Baylor vs. LSU
7 p.m. | Houston vs. North Texas
Saturday, Sept. 21
11 a.m. | Houston vs. LSU
2:30 p.m. | North Texas vs. Baylor
7 p.m. | Houston vs. Baylor
Houston Volleyball will also host a Flo Hyman Minority Clinic for eighth graders and below in conjunction with the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup on Saturday, Sept. 21 – tentatively slated for 1:30-2:30 p.m. inside the Athletics/Alumni Center.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAY
The Cougars will open American Athletic Conference play at Rutgers and Connecticut on Sept. 27-29 before welcoming Cincinnati and Louisville to campus on Oct. 4-6.
Houston will play 18 conference matches, nine at home and nine on the road – competing against all nine schools twice. The American Athletic Conference is made up of Houston, Rutgers, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Louisville, Temple, Memphis, UCF, USF and SMU.
All conferences matches will be played on Friday and Sunday with times to vary depending on location. Friday home matches will be played at 7 p.m. CT and Sunday home matches at 1 p.m. CT.
“The American Athletic Conference is a great volleyball league,” Platt said. “Louisville was Top 10 during most of the 2012 season. UCF finished second last season in C-USA and is a contender, while Temple had a great finish in 2012 and is one of the most improved teams in the NCAA. SMU is always competitive and a great rivalry. UConn, Cincinnati, and USF all finished strong in the former Big East Conference and Rutgers and Memphis have had a good recruiting classes. The American Athletic Conference will certainly be great entertainment with every match being very competitive.”
HOME CONFERENCE GAMES for Houston Volleyball are:
(Friday) Oct. 4 | Cincinnati | 7 p.m.
(Sunday) Oct. 6 | Louisville | 1 p.m.
(Friday) Oct. 18 | UCF | 7 p.m.
(Sunday) Oct. 20 | USF | 1 p.m.
(Friday) Nov. 1 | Connecticut | 7 p.m.
(Sunday) Nov. 3 | Rutgers | 1 p.m.
(Friday) Nov. 15 | Memphis | 7 p.m.
(Sunday) Nov. 17 | Temple | 1 p.m.
(Wed) Nov. 27 | SMU | 7 p.m.
NON-CONFERENCE SINGLE MATCHES
Houston will play just two non-conference single matches this season. The Cougars will travel to Texas Southern on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and to Prairie View A&M on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m.
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