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A look ahead: Iowa Wesleyan volleyball team

Aug 08, 2017

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

It might feel like mid-Summer but Autumn isn’t as far away as one would think and the fall sports season wll soon be upon us.

Henry County has 20 fall sports teams divided up into the five schools, all of which will be starting up in August or September. Today, we look at the Iowa Wesleyan volleyball schedule, which was released last month.

First, a quick look back. In 2016 the Tigers began the year with back-to-back wins and won four of their first six games of the season, but picked up just two wins after that and closed the year on a 13-game losing streak.

IW went 6-25 overall but five of their wins were in the SLIAC, where they finished 5-13. The Tigers finished eighth out of 10 in the conference, outdoing MacMurray College (14-4) and Blackburn College (0-18). Greenville University won the conference at 16-2.

IW swept both MacMurray and Blackburn to pick up four of their conference wins. They stole a five-set game in early September against Fontbonne University, which finished sixth, at 8-10.

This season the Tigers will begin their schedule at home with a non-conference battle against Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. IW will then go on a 10-game road trip from Sept. 2-19, playing seven SLIAC teams on the way.

The Tigers will return home to take on Knox College on Sept. 21, almost a month after their home opener. Greenville College and Monmouth College will visit Ruble Arena for a triangular on Sept. 23.

IW will head to Eureka, Ill., on Sept. 30 for a conference triangular with Principia College and Westminster College. The Tigers begin October with four home games and close out the season playing seven of their last eight games on the road. The regular season will end at Fontbonne University on Nov. 1.

Listed below is the full schedule for IW volleyball in 2017 with home games in bold. Times for each game can be found on the IW athletic website.

Aug 29 vs. Faith Baptist Bible College

Sept. 2 @ Monmouth College triangular

Sept. 6 @ Webster University

Sept. 8 @ MacMurray College triangular

Sept. 12 @ Principia College

Sept. 14 @ Central COllege

Sept. 16 vs. Webster University and Blackburn College (Greenville, Ill.)

Sept. 19 @ Eureka College

Sept. 21 vs. Knox College

Sept. 23 vs. Greenville College and Monmouth College

Sept. 30 vs. Principia College and Westminster College (Eureka, Ill.)

Oct. 4 vs. Eureka College

Oct. 7 vs. Spalding University and Fontbonne University

Oct. 11 vs. MacMurray College

Oct. 12 vs. Simpson College

Oct. 14 @ Blackburn College triangular

Oct. 17 @ University of Dubuque

Oct. 21 vs. Spalding University and Florida College (New Albany, Ind.)

Oct. 25 vs. Westminster College

Oct. 27 @ Loras College

Nov. 1 @ Fontbonne University

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