VERMILLION, S.D.(KWSN) – Tournaments hosted by Missouri, Washington State, Montana State and Wichita State, and a Summit League schedule that starts at home against defending champion Fort Wayne highlight the 2013 University of South Dakota volleyball schedule released Tuesday by head coach Matt Houk.
In addition to the four tournaments, the Coyotes open at home against North Dakota Sept. 16, host rivals South Dakota State and North Dakota State at the beginning of November and travel to Ames to take on the Iowa State Cyclones Nov. 5.
In addition to Iowa State, USD will face NCAA tournament participants Wichita State, Hawai’i and Creighton during a two-day tournament in Wichita, Kan., Sept. 20-21. Iowa State and Wichita State advanced to the round of 16 last year. All four teams were ranked in the final top-25 poll.
South Dakota opens the 2013 campaign against Idaho State on Aug. 30 in Columbia, Mo. A match against tournament host Missouri follows later that afternoon. Matches versus Arkansas State and Pittsburgh the next day will round out the opening weekend.
USD will compete at the Washington State Tournament on Sept. 6-7 and at the Montana State Tournament on Sept. 13-14.
The Coyotes host five of their first seven Summit League matches with the league opener against Fort Wayne taking place on Sept. 27. The first league road trip will start Oct. 4 at North Dakota State with a match at South Dakota State the next day. USD will host South Dakota State on Nov. 1 and North Dakota State on Nov. 3 to wrap up the home schedule.
The top four teams in league play will make the Summit League Tournament starting Nov. 21 in Indianapolis.
Courtesy of University of South Dakota