St. Joseph Post
The Missouri Western volleyball team will play a 28-match regular season this fall. The Griffons unveiled their 2021 schedule Tuesday.
This will be the first fall schedule for Missouri Western volleyball since 2019. The 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19.
The Griffons and the MIAA had an abbreviated spring schedule in 2021. MWSU finished 8-11 and made the quarterfinals of the MIAA Tournament.
Missouri Western will begin its season with two tournaments where they play eight non-conference matches - four of which will come against teams they've never played before.
MWSU opens at the Missouri S&T Tournament in Rolla and they square off against Purdue Northwest for the first time ever on Friday, September 3. They also play Arkansas-Monticello, Upper Iowa and Missouri S&T in the opening tournament.
Missouri Western will then travel to Owensboro, Kentucky for the Kentucky Wesleyan Tournament. They play two first-time opponents in Maryville and Lee on Friday, September 10 and then they square off against Montevallo and West Virginia State on Saturday, September 11.
The final 20 matches for Missouri Western will all be MIAA contests. They open conference play on the road in Warrensburg against Central Missouri on Tuesday, September 14. The Griffons' home opener will be the following Saturday as they play Northwest Missouri State on September 18 inside the MWSU Fieldhouse.
The regular season will conclude at Emporia State on Saturday, November 13 and the MIAA Tournament will begin on Tuesday, November 16.
The full schedule can be viewed here.