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May 28, 2019 (San Diego) - Head coach Deitre Collins-Parker of the San Diego State volleyball has announced the team’s upcoming 2019 schedule featuring 29 matches including 13 home contests at Peterson Gym.
“I am happy with the non-conference schedule we have put together for the 2019-20 season,” Collins-Parker said. “The diverse level of competition will help prepare us for a competitive Mountain West season. We are looking forward to improving our overall record at home and on the road.”
After an August 23 home exhibition against UC Irvine, the Aztecs start their 2019 regular season in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Florida Gulf Coast Classic on August 30-31. SDSU opens regular season play with matches against Akron and Bryant before wrapping up play in the Sunshine State against Florida Gulf Coast.
The following week, SDSU will host the SDSU/USD Invitational from September 6-7 with teams playing matches at both Peterson Gym and Jenny Craig Pavilion. SDSU will play a trio of power-5 programs over that weekend, hosting West Virginia, Arkansas, and Arizona.
The Aztecs play their final tournament of the 2019 season with the GCU Invitational in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 13-14 where SDSU will face UC Riverside, Eastern Washington, and Grand Canyon.
Non-conference play wraps up with a home match against Long Beach State on September 19 followed by a crosstown matchup against San Diego on September 20.
SDSU’s Mountain West opener is scheduled for September 26 against San Jose State. Three of SDSU’s first conference matches are home, including a weekend with UNLV and New Mexico visiting America’s Finest City on October 3 and October 5, respectively. From there, SDSU plays four consecutive road games including an October 12 contest against defending Mountain West champion Colorado State.
The Aztecs play four consecutive home games from November 7-14 featuring matches against Wyoming, Colorado State, Fresno State and Air Force.
SDSU returns 15 letterwinners from the 2019 season including starters Hannah Turnlund, Tamia Reeves, and Erin Gillcrist.