Maverick Maniac's Musings

June 10, 2013

2013 Omaha Volleyball Schedule

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Schedules,Women's Soccer — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

Earlier in the year I previewed the women’s soccer schedule. Now we’ll take a look at this year’s volleyball schedule.

Bold for home games, * for Summit League games.

Day of Week Date Opponent Location Time (CT) Record Last Year Conference Last Year Conference Finish Last Year RPI Last Year
Friday 8/30 Houston Baptist Houston, Texas 7 PM 20-11 (7-1) Great West 1st 137
Saturday 8/31 UT-Pan American Houston, Texas Noon 10-19 (3-5) Great West 3rd 280
Saturday 8/31 Louisiana Houston, Texas 5 PM 16-16 (6-8) Sun Belt 8th 196
Friday 9/6 SIUE Sapp Fieldhouse 6 PM 9-18 (5-11) Ohio Valley 9th 283
Saturday 9/7 Southern Utah Sapp Fieldhouse 11 AM 12-20 (8-12) Big Sky 8th 236
Saturday 9/7 Bradley Sapp Fieldhouse 5 PM 9-20 (3-15) Missouri Valley 9th 235
Friday 9/13 Louisiana Tech Hammond, Louisiana 11 AM 3-27 (0-18) WAC 10th 308
Friday 9/13 Southeastern Louisiana Hammond, Louisiana 5 PM 11-19 (5-13) Southland 8th 246
Saturday 9/14 Stetson Hammond, Louisiana 9 AM 4-31 (0-18) Atlantic Sun 10th 311
Saturday 9/14 Southern Hammond, Louisiana 3 PM 4-25 (1-7) SWAC 8th 324
Thursday 9/19 Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 7 PM 22-11 (10-6) Big 12 4th 27
Friday 9/20 Miami Norman, Oklahoma 4 PM 25-6 (17-3) ACC 2nd 28
Saturday 9/21 LIU Brooklyn Norman, Oklahoma Noon 25-8 (16-0) Northeast 1st 125
Saturday 9/21 Tulsa Norman, Oklahoma 5 PM 26-10 (14-2) Conference USA 1st 49
Saturday 9/28 Western Illinois* Sapp Fieldhouse 5 PM 11-17 (4-12) Summit League 8th 228
Friday 10/4 Fort Wayne* Fort Wayne, Indiana 7 PM 25-7 (12-4) Summit League 2nd 56
Saturday 10/5 IUPUI* Indianapolis, Indiana 5 PM 22-10 (13-3) Summit League 1st 101
Friday 10/11 North Dakota State* Sapp Fieldhouse 7 PM 13-18 (8-8) Summit League 5th 165
Sunday 10/13 South Dakota State* Sapp Fieldhouse 2 PM 16-13 (8-8) Summit League 5th 166
Friday 10/18 Denver* Denver, Colorado 7 PM 17-13 (10-8) WAC 5th 138
Sunday 10/20 South Dakota* Vermillion, South Dakota 7 PM 14-14 (8-8) Summit League 5th 161
Saturday 10/26 Western Illinois* Macomb, Illinois 5 PM 11-17 (4-12) Summit League 8th 228
Friday 11/1 IUPUI* Sapp Fieldhouse 7 PM 22-10 (13-3) Summit League 1st 101
Sunday 11/3 Fort Wayne* Sapp Fieldhouse 2 PM 25-7 (12-4) Summit League 2nd 56
Friday 11/8 South Dakota State* Brookings, South Dakota 7 PM 16-13 (8-8) Summit League 5th 166
Saturday 11/9 North Dakota State* Fargo, North Dakota 7 PM 13-18 (8-8) Summit League 5th 165
Friday 11/15 South Dakota* Sapp Fieldhouse 7 PM 14-14 (8-8) Summit League 5th 161
Sunday 11/17 Denver* Sapp Fieldhouse 2 PM 17-13 (10-8) WAC 5th 138

Oklahoma made the NCAA Tournament last year and defeated Arizona State 3-2 in the first round before falling 3-0 to 12-seed BYU in the 2nd round. LIU Brooklyn also made it but was knocked out 3-0 by seven-seed UCLA in the first round. Fort Wayne was the Summit League representative but lost 3-2 to 15-seed Iowa State in the first round. Tulsa made it out of Conference USA but was knocked out 3-0 by 14-seed Florida in the first round. Finally Miami (FL) also made the tournament but was knocked out 3-2 by Charleston in the first round.

Omaha plays twice in a day on five occasions this year, four Saturdays and one Friday. Overall they play on Friday 11 times, on Saturday 12 times, on Sunday four times, and once on Thursday. Omaha will host one Friday/Saturday tournament (one game Friday, two on Saturday) and in single game situations they will play three 7 PM Friday-2 PM Sunday home weekends and one Saturday only home weekend, with that game at 5 PM.

Omaha will play all of their non-conference games in August and September before opening Summit League play on September 28th. The only non-Summit schools to come to town this year are SIU Edwardsville, Southern Utah, and Bradley. None of the schools finished higher than 8th in their conference last year or finished with a winning record, though Bradley is probably the best get of the bunch.

Here’s a breakdown by RPI: Omaha was 254th last year.
0-50 – 3 – 1 away, 2 neutral
51-100 – 2 – 1 home, 1 away
101-150 – 6 – 2 home, 3 away, 1 neutral
151-200 – 7 – 3 home, 3 away, 1 neutral
201-250 – 5 – 3 home, 2 away
251-300 – 2 – 1 home, 1 neutral
301+ – 3 – 3 neutral

The Summit is a fairly competitive volleyball league with only Omaha and Western Illinois not finishing in the top 200 of the RPI last year. Omaha will be competitive in the first road tournament at Houston Baptist, should be able to win any of the home games in the Omaha Marriott Classic. They will be expected to win most of the games at the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament. The 2013 Nike Invitational will be a very tough weekend where Omaha plays four teams that all made the NCAA Tournament last year.

Omaha travels approximately 8,874 miles this year to get to their road games, very close to last years 8,300 miles.

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