Jan 13, 2021 9:52 PM

Northwest Missouri State releases spring 2021 volleyball schedule

Posted Jan 13, 2021 9:52 PM

BearcatSports.com

The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team will play a spring volleyball schedule that includes four home matches and an end-of-the season regional tournament.

The Bearcats will take the court for the first time on Feb. 20 at the Pittsburg State Crossover in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Northwest is working with Pittsburg State to determine the opposition for its two matches.

“We are excited to be able to provide a formidable spring schedule for our student-athletes that allow them to compete against quality MIAA competition,” head coach Amy Woerth said in a release.

“The opportunity to finish the spring with the regional type of tournament at Kearney is awesome. We are striving to take our program to the NCAA regional and this opportunity will show us the level of play that we need to attain to accomplish that goal.”

Northwest’s home opener is set for 6 p.m., Feb. 24, against Washburn.

The Bearcats will also play home matches against Missouri Western, Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney.

Northwest enters the spring ranked No. 25. Nebraska-Kearney is ranked No. 1, while Washburn is ranked No. 4 and Central Missouri is ranked No. 11.

Full schedule

Date                   Opponent                                Location                         Time
Feb. 20               vs. Missouri Southern              Pittsburg, Kansas            12:30 p.m.
Feb. 20               at Pittsburg State                     Pittsburg, Kansas            6:30 p.m.
Feb. 24               Washburn                                Maryville, Missouri           6 p.m.
March 6              vs. Missouri Southern              St. Joseph, Missouri        1 p.m.
March 12            at Nebraska-Kearney               Kearney, Nebraska         6 p.m.
March 13            at Fort Hays State                    Hays, Kansas                  3 p.m.
March 17            Missouri Western                     Maryville, Missouri           6 p.m.
March 20            at Washburn                             Topeka, Kansas              2 p.m.
March 27            vs. Central Missouri                  Topeka, Kansas              12 p.m.
March 27            vs. Pittsburg State                    Topeka, Kansas               4:30 p.m.
April 3                at Missouri Western                  St. Joseph, Missouri         2 p.m.
April 9                Fort Hays State                         Maryville, Missouri           5 p.m.
April 10              Nebraska-Kearney                    Maryville, Missouri           3 p.m.
April 16-17         MIAA Tournament                     TBA                                 TBA
April 23-24         UNK Regional Invitational         Kearney, Nebraska         TBA