CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's volleyball head coach Jennifer Weiss has announced the team's 2019 schedule today, May 17. The slate features 12 home contests at the Malkin Athletic Center and the Crimson will once again host the Harvard Invitational and one of two New England Challenge matches this year.
The Crimson will kick off its campaign hosting the Harvard Invitational from Sept. 6-7. Welcoming Colgate, Rhode Island and Sacred Heart to Cambridge, Harvard will face the Pioneers on Friday, Sept. 6 before taking on the Raiders and Rams in a doubleheader on Sept. 7 to close out the Invitational and its opening weekend of competition.
The non-conference schedule continues for the Crimson as the team will take a trip out west to compete in the UCSB Invitational at UC Santa Barbara from Sept. 13-14. Harvard will square off against La Salle on Friday, Sept. 13, while concluding the Invitational with a pair of matches against San Diego and host UCSB on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Harvard will return home the following weekend for the New England Challenge, Sept. 18-19. After hosting Boston College on Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Crimson will look to claim its third consecutive New England Challenge Championship crown when it travels to Northeastern on Thursday, Sept. 19. Quickly returning to the court, Harvard will host Syracuse on Sept. 21 for its final nonconference match of the season.
The Crimson will close out the month of September welcoming Dartmouth to the Malkin Athletic Center for its Ivy League opener on Sept. 28. Harvard will open the month of October with four-straight away matches, first making the trip to Yale and Brown from Oct. 4-5. Trips to Columbia and Cornell are set to follow the weekend of Oct. 11-12.
Continuing Ancient Eight action, Harvard will host Princeton and Penn in its only home matches of the month on Oct. 18-19. The Crimson begins its second half of league action Nov. 1-2, as Brown and Yale will make the trip to Cambridge. League play continues, as Harvard wraps up its road campaign at Penn and Princeton, Oct. 8-9. Harvard will conclude its regular season hosting Cornell and Columbia, Nov. 15-16.
All 12 of Harvard's home matches, and the entire Ivy League schedule, will be available for viewing on ESPN+.