BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University volleyball program and interim head coach Pat DeBeck have announced their upcoming schedule. The Eagles will play 22 games including ten games at home.
The season will start on September 1st with the Worcester City Tournament as the Eagles will play Clark (Mass.) followed by WPI. The green and gold will get a week rest before starting a three-game homestand starting with a doubleheader vs. UMaine-Fort Kent Bengals on the 8th then UMaine-Machias. The Eagles were 3-0 vs. the Clippers of Machias last season.
Husson will make a trip to Keene, New Hampshire on the 15th to play Eastern Connecticut State and Keene State before coming home for another three game homestand starting with the University of Southern Maine Huskies on the 19th then Curry on the 22nd and lastly a non-conference match with the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners.
The Eagles will head back out on the road to Standish, Maine for a tri-match with the Monks of Saint Joseph's College of Maine and Emmanuel (Mass.) College on the 29th then the Eagles will come home for a match with Colby College on the 2nd of October.
A week later, Husson will travel to Machias to play the Clippers on the 9th before starting their conference schedule in Lyndonville, Vermont on the 13th as the Eagles will face Northern Vermont-Johnson and Northern Vermont-Lyndon. The Eagles knocked off the Badgers and the Hornets last season. The Eagles will then head home for a match with the Monks on the 16th.
On the 20th, the Eagles will travel to Castine, Maine to take on Kangaroos of SUNY Canton and the Mariners. It will be the first volleyball match up vs. the Kangaroos in program history. On the 23rd, the Eagles will travel to Bates College to take on the Bobcats.
The Eagles will finish the conference schedule vs. UMaine-Presque Isle in the morning of the 27th and they will finish their regular season with a non-conference matchup with the Bengals in the afternoon.
The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Semifinals will take place on Friday, November 2nd followed by the Championship Game the next day and will be hosted by the regular season champion.
DeBeck takes over the program on an interim bases after being an assistant for the past season. He helped the Eagles to a 16-11 record and 6-1 in conference en route to the second seed in the NAC Tournament as the Eagles fell in the semifinals vs. former conference foe Colby-Sawyer. DeBeck enters the season seven wins shy of joining the 200 win club.