CMU Announces 2012-13 Volleyball Schedule
FAYETTE, MO -- The 2012 Central Methodist volleyball schedule was announced Thursday. The Eagles' slate features 30 regular-season matches.
The 30-game schedule includes two matches against teams that appeared in the 2011 NAIA National Championship, including non-conference opponent Robert Morris. The Eagles also will face a nine-game Heart of America Athletic Conference slate.
Central Methodist's first 11 matches will take place away from Puckett Field House, including five matches in the Mazzio's Tournament August 31-September 1 and four matches in the Eagle Invitational September 7-8. Central Methodist's first home match is scheduled for September 20 against Stephens which will be followed by the first HAAC home match September 25 versus Culver-Stockton.
Central Methodist's will host Graceland, Missouri Valley, and College of Saint Mary in October before participating in four matches at the Hannibal-LaGrange Tournament October 12-13.
Following three straight away contests, Central Methodist will conclude the regular season with three straight home matches. The Eagles will host Evangel October 30 and Avila and Hannibal-LaGrange November 3.
The 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament is scheduled to begin in the second week of November and includes three single-elimination rounds for the top eight teams in league standings. The highest seed remaining after each round will host with the winner of the championship game earning an automatic birth in the NAIA National Championship in Sioux City, Iowa.
Central Methodist will report for fall practice August 10.