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BYU Women’s Volleyball 2021 Schedule Features Five In-State Opponents

Jul 14, 2021, 4:42 PM

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BYU Women's Volleyball returns to its typical fall schedule for the 2021-22 season. (BYU Photo)

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PROVO, Utahย – BYU women’s volleyball returns to its normal fall schedule for the upcoming season. Last year, BYU and the WCC played in the spring in primarily a conference-only schedule. Non-conference games are back on the schedule for the 2021 season.

BYU opens up the 2021 season on August 27 at Smith Fieldhouse against in-state foe Southern Utah in the doTERRA Classic. The Cougars meeting with SUU is one of five matchups against in-state programs on the non-conference schedule.

Other matches with in-state schools include Weber State (Sept. 2, BYU Invitational), Dixie State (Sept. 3, BYU Invitational), Utah (Sept. 16), and at Utah Valley (Sept. 18).

Last season, BYU finished 17-2, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament and advancing to the Sweet 16 before falling to No. 1 seed Wisconsin.

 

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BYU head coach Heather Olmstead enters her seventh season leading the program, and she has yet another talented roster. Olmstead’s 2021 squad is headlined by five All-Americans, including three returnees from last year’s team in Taylen Ballard-Nixon, Whitney Bower, and Kennedy Eschenberg. In addition, middle blocker Heather Gneiting returns after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle. Washington.

BYU also added Utah transfer and All-American Kenzie Koerber.

Aside from the in-state matchups, BYU has a pair of matches against Power 5 conference programs. Michigan State will participate in the BYU Invitational in Provo and face BYU on Sept. 4. The Spartans were 3-12 in their Big Ten only schedule last spring.

Then BYU travels cross country to take on the Pitt Panthers. Pitt was a Cinderella story in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Elite 8 as an unseeded team. BYU takes on Pitt on Sept. 10. Pitt is one of 10 teams on BYU’s 2021 schedule that participated in the NCAA Tournament this past spring.

Season tickets are available through BYU’s online ticket office.

BYU Women’s Volleyball 2021 Schedule

Aug. 27 – SOUTHERN UTAH (doTERRA Classic)

Aug. 27 – LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY (doTERRA Classic)

Aug. 28 – UNLV (doTERRA Classic)

Sept. 2 – WEBER STATE (BYU Invitational)

Sept. 3 – DIXIE STATE (BYU Invitational)

Sept. 4 – MICHIGAN STATE (BYU Invitational)

Sept. 10 – vs. Bowling Green (Panther Challenge at Pitt)

Sept. 10 – at Pitt (Panther Challenge)

Sept. 11 – vs. High Point (Panther Challenge)

Sept. 16 – UTAH

Sept. 18 – at Utah Valley

Sept. 23 – PACIFIC

Sept. 25 – SAINT MARY’S

Sept. 30 – at Santa Clara

Oct. 2 – at San Francisco

Oct. 7 – PORTLAND

Oct. 9 – GONZAGA

Oct. 14 – at Loyola Marymount

Oct. 16 – at Pepperdine

Oct. 22 – SAN DIEGO

Oct. 28 – SAN FRANCISCO

Oct. 30 – SANTA CLARA

Nov. 4 – at Gonzaga

Nov. 6 – at Portland

Nov. 11 – PEPPERDINE

Nov. 13 – LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

Nov. 18 – at Pacific

Nov. 20 – at Saint Mary’s

Nov. 23 – at San Diego

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter:ย @Mitch_Harper.

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BYU Women’s Volleyball 2021 Schedule Features Five In-State Opponents