Savannah State University volleyball team announces the 2018 schedule Thursday that features seven home matches under head coach Edric Poitier third season at the helm.
Nine of the first 10 matches are on the road for the Lady Tigers. SSU opens the season at Charleston Southern University Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., followed by the first non-conference tournament in Miami, Fla., for the Florida International University Panther Fest Invitational on Aug. 30 and 31.
The Lady Tigers start with host Florida International Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., followed by a doubleheader against University of Delaware at 9:30 a.m. and Chicago State University at 3:30 p.m.
Then Savannah State hosts the first home match of the season against The Citadel Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in Willcox-Wiley Gym before heading north for the Colonial Classic on Sept. 7 and 8. SSU starts with host The College of William & Mary Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday with Eastern Michigan University at 10:30 a.m. and MEAC opponent Norfolk State University at 4:30 p.m. in a non-conference battle.
The next seven matches are in the state of Georgia with three in Statesboro and three in Savannah. The Lady Tigers travel to Georgia Southern University for the GATA Challenge from Sept. 13-15. SSU starts with host Georgia Southern Thursday at 7 p.m., MEAC opponent Florida A&M University Friday at 5 p.m. in a non-conference battle and University of South Carolina Upstate Saturday at 1 p.m.
`The Lady Tigers start MEAC play with three consecutive home matches starting with South Carolina State University on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. followed by a non-conference battle against Georgia Southern on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Savannah State returns to MEAC play with matches against North Carolina Central University on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. and North Carolina A&T State University on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. to finish the season high four match homestand.
`Savannah State’s next seven matches are on the road with a trip to Florida for two matches against Florida A&M on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. before returning back to Georgia Southern on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The roadstand finishes in South and North Carolina with a trip to South Carolina State on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. and The Citadel on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in South Carolina and NCCU on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and NCAT on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in North Carolina.