Tulane announce Fall 2021 Volleyball Schedule

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NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane University volleyball team announced its 2021 fall schedule on Tuesday, June 22. The Green Wave will host two early season tournaments and travel to an additional pair before beginning a 20-match American Athletic Conference schedule.

The fall 2021 season will begin with the annual Olive and Blue Scrimmage on Saturday, August 14, at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse.

“We believe this schedule will be a part of an historical season for our program,” Tulane head coach Jim Barnes said. “Our two non-conference tournaments at home will be exciting for our fans to see us play teams like Cal Berkeley and Texas Tech. On the road, we will be challenged at Florida State and Missouri State. Our conference schedule has recently changed to a double round robin. We were so close to defeating conference champs UCF in 5 sets in the conference tournament last season, and we are using that experience and motivation to prepare to win it all this year.”

Tulane will start regular season play by hosting the Tulane Invite on Friday-Saturday, August 27-28. Cal Berkeley, Alabama A&M and Northwestern State will make up the field for the preseason tournament. The Green Wave will host a pair of matches against Northwestern State and Alabama A&M on the opening day of the season (Aug. 27) before wrapping up the first weekend of the season against Cal Berkeley on Saturday, August 28.

The Green Wave will hit the road for a multi-team event at Florida State on Friday-Saturday, September 3-4. Tulane will face Samford, VCU and Florida State during the weekend in Tallahassee, Fla. The Green Wave will stay on the road and travel to Missouri State for another multi-team event on Friday and Saturday, September 10-11. The Olive and Blue will play St. Louis, ULM and Missouri State during their time in Springfield, Mo.

Tulane will conclude the nonconference schedule by hosting its second multi-team event of the season on Friday and Saturday, September 17-18. The Green Wave will bring in Texas Tech, UAB and Sam Houston State for the weekend. The Olive and Blue will open the weekend with matches against UAB and Sam Houston State on Friday before finishing nonconference play against Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Green Wave will open AAC play with three straight home matches against Wichita State (9/24), Tulsa (9/26) and Houston (9/29). Tulane will then hit the road for three straight matches at Temple (10/1), South Florida (10/8) and UCF (10/10).

The Olive and Blue will come back to Fogelman in Devlin to play Memphis (10/15) and SMU (10/17). Tulane will then travel for another three consecutive matches at East Carolina (10/22), Cincinnati (10/24) and Houston (10/27). The Green Wave will make a quick stop in New Orleans to play Temple (10/31) before going back on the road to play Tulsa (11/5) and Wichita State (11/7).

Cincinnati and East Carolina will make the trip Uptown to face Tulane on Nov. 12 and 14, respectively. The Green Wave will then make trips to SMU (11/19) and Memphis (11/21).

The Olive and Blue will close the regular season with matches against UCF (11/24) and USF (11/26) at Fogelman in Devlin.

Samford and UCF played in the condensed 2020 NCAA Volleyball Championship, while Florida State, Samford, VCU, Cincinnati and UCF all made appearances in the full 2019 tournament.

The Olive and Blue are coming off a 10-10 season where they finished with a 7-3 record in the American Athletic Conference. Tulane closed the spring 2021 season with second place finish in the west division of the AAC. Senior Lexie Douglas and junior Kayla Dinkins earned first team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season following great statistical performances in the spring of 2021. Both players will return for the Green Wave in the fall of 2021.

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