LA Tech Volleyball Schedule Set
June 19, 2017
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech volleyball head coach Adriano de Souza (6th Season) unveiled a 2017 slate that is sure to challenge a young, but ready Lady Techster squad. A 29-game slate, which features ten home contests, will also see the return of the Lady Techster Invitational on September 8th and 9th at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The season kicks off on August 25 at 11 a.m. CT against Ole Miss at the Rebel Invitational.
A strong out of conference schedule will be sure to test a young Lady Techsters squad and features three teams that had a sub-100 RPI during the 2016 season, including the Rebels, North Dakota (26-10) and St. Louis (18-14).
"Our non-conference slate will force our team to be very focused from the first weekend. I believe our players will understand early in the season, the need be intentionally aggressive in every point they compete for," de Souza said.
In the season-opening Ole Miss Tournament, Louisiana Tech will also take on Florida A&M (17-12), UT-Chattanooga (19-13) and North Dakota.
A week later, the Lady Techsters will find themselves in Lamar where they will open the Lamar Tournament with Texas Southern (22-11), followed by games against Lamar (6-22) and Southern (14-14).
Fans will have their first opportunity to support the Lady Techsters, when the team opens the home slate on September 8 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9-17) at the Lady Techster Invitational. During the weekend tournament, LA Tech will also square-off against Memphis (15-17) and then finish the invitational on September 9th with Sam Houston State (18-14).
Louisiana Tech's final non-conference tournament will be in the Gateway City at the St. Louis Tournament. LA Tech will open that tournament against Little Rock (12-18) and DePaul (13-17), before facing host-St. Louis in the final game of the tournament.
The final non-conference match of the regular season will come against UL-Monroe (9-25) in Monroe on September 20.
LA Tech opens conference play on September 24 at the TAC against Rice. Following the match, the Techsters will begin a three-game road swing which will begin on September 29 at reigning Conference USA-champion WKU and include trips to North Texas and Middle Tennessee.
"Our C-USA matches will demand a high level of teamwork from our group," de Souza continued. "This year our team will be composed of a mix of returning players and newcomers who will vie for playing time the moment they step in campus. It is their work towards the same goals that will dictate our results in conference play."
The conference slate also includes home matches against UAB on October 8th, Southern Miss on October 13th, FAU and FIU on the weekend of October 20th and 22nd, Closing the home matches LA Tech with play Charlotte and North Texas on November 3rd and 5th.
The Lady Techsters will go on the road to face Marshall on October 15th, UTEP and UTSA on October 27th and 29th, and then wrap up the regular season on November 9 at Southern Miss.
The Conference USA Tournament will be held from November 17-19 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, hosted by WKU, with the top-eight teams qualifying for the tournament.
While the season is still three months away, our young fans can still start getting ready for the 2017 season at the Lady Techster Volleyball Summer Camps. For more information and to register. please visit www.LATechVBCamps.com.
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