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    Pack Volleyball Announces 2014 Schedule

     
    Head Coach Bryan Bunn
    Head Coach Bryan Bunn
     

    May 13, 2014

    Full 2014 Schedule 

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Following the program’s third consecutive 20-win season, NC State head volleyball coach Bryan Bunn announced the team’s 2014 slate on Tuesday afternoon. The Wolfpack will play a very tough 18-game ACC schedule and compete in four early season tournaments. 

    NC State will begin the year by playing three matches in a tournament at UNCW on Aug. 29 and 30. The Pack will open its 2014 campaign against Eastern Washington on Friday (Aug. 29), followed by Fairfield and host UNCW on Saturday (Aug. 30).

    The Wolfpack will host two tournaments this year with the first one on Sept. 5 and 6. Joining State at the first tournament will be Rice, Toledo and UCONN. The second home invitational, which convenes from Sept. 19-20, features Coastal Carolina, Howard and William & Mary.

    “We’re excited to be hosting two home tournaments again this year,” said Bunn. “I believe our non-conference schedule will give us a great opportunity to prepare for a very tough ACC schedule.” 

    Prior to the Pack’s second home tournament of the season, it will travel to Athens, Ga., to compete in an event hosted by the University of Georgia. The Wolfpack will compete against Harvard on Friday, Sept. 12 and play UNC Asheville and Georgia the following day.

    State opens ACC play on Friday, Sept. 26 at home against Syracuse. Following its conference opener, the Pack will play four consecutive road matches at Wake Forest (Oct. 3), Virginia Tech (Oct. 4), Georgia Tech (Oct. 10) and Florida State (Oct. 12) 

    “We’re only playing 18 conference games this year, so that puts even more emphasis on each match,” Bunn added. “With four of our first five being on the road, we’ll need to come out of the gate strong.”


     

     

    Bunn’s squad will then return home to face North Carolina (Oct. 17) and new ACC member Louisville on Sunday, Oct. 19. A trip to Charlottesville, Va., to play the Virginia Cavaliers (Oct. 24) precedes a four-game home stretch for the Pack.

    It will play host to Boston College, Florida State, Miami and Georgia Tech during that span from Oct. 26 – Nov. 9.  Wake Forest will also visit Reynolds Coliseum on Nov. 26 and the team’s five seniors will be honored in a pre-match ceremony on Nov. 29 against Duke in the regular season finale.

    Clemson, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh are three of the conference opponents the squad will only play one time this season on the road. 

    The Wolfpack returns five of six starters from last year, including outside hitters Rachel Buckley and Dariyan Hopper who led the squad in kills. State finished the 2013 campaign with a 20-12 record.

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