ATLANTA, Ga.- Coach Sally Polhamus released the 2019 Georgia State volleyball schedule Friday morning. The 27-match schedule is comprised of 12 home affairs and 15 tests away from the GSU Sports Arena. The Panthers will kick off the season Aug. 30-31 hosting Western Carolina, Lamar, and Fordham as part of the annual GSU Invitational.
GSU will travel to northeast Kentucky for matches against Providence, Presbyterian, and host, Morehead State on Sept. 6-7. The following weekend will see the Panthers travel to Birmingham for the second time in three seasons for matches with Alabama, Alcorn State, ETSU, and UAB. Georgia State will wrap up the non-conference schedule with home matches with Northwestern State on Sept. 20 and Brown on Sept. 22.
The Panthers will begin Sun Belt play with a trip to the Carolinas, taking on Appalachian State on Sept. 27 before traveling to Conway, S.C. to face Coastal Carolina on Sept. 29. The team will return to the Sports Arena for the conference home opener Oct. 4 against South Alabama and face Troy the following night.
Georgia State will visit the 2018 conference champion Texas State Bobcats on Oct. 11 in San Marcos before heading to Arlington for a match with the UTA Mavericks. The Panthers will head home for Oct. 18-19 matches with ULM and Louisiana prior to closing out October with visits to Troy and South Alabama.
GSU will begin November in Arkansas, facing Little Rock on Nov. 1 and Arkansas State on Nov. 2, but finish the regular season with three of their final four matches at home. The Panthers will welcome Coastal Carolina on Nov. 8 and Appalachian State on Nov. 9.
For the third straight year the Panthers will finish regular season play with a home and home series with Georgia Southern. GSU will visit Statesboro on Nov. 12, and host the Eagles on Nov. 15 in the regular season finale.
The Panthers hope the season will culminate with a deep run in the Sun Belt Tournament, which will be held Nov. 21-24 in San Marcos, Texas.
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