The Northwest Missouri State University volleyball team will play a spring schedule that will include four home matches and an end of the season regional tournament.
Head coach Amy Woerth and the Bearcats will take the court for the first time Feb. 20 at the Pittsburg State Crossover in Pittsburg, Kansas. Northwest is working with Pittsburg State to determine the opposition for its two matches.
“We are excited to be able to provide a formidable spring schedule for our student-athletes that allow them to compete against quality MIAA competition,” Woerth said. “The opportunity to finish the spring with the regional type of tournament at Kearney is awesome. We are striving to take our program to the NCAA regional and this opportunity will show us the level of play that we need to attain to accomplish that goal.”
Northwest’s home opener is set for 6 p.m., Feb. 24, against Washburn.
The Bearcats will also play home matches against Missouri Western (March 17, 6 p.m.), Fort Hays State (April 9, 5 p.m.) and Nebraska-Kearney (April 10, 3 p.m.).
The MIAA Tournament will take place April 16-17.
The Bearcats will wrap up the spring slate with a trip to Kearney, Nebraska for the UNK Regional Invitational.
Northwest’s spring schedule includes matchups against three-ranked foes in the AVCA’s Spring Top 25. Northwest enters the spring ranked No. 25. Nebraska-Kearney is ranked No. 1, while Washburn is ranked No. 4 and Central Missouri is ranked No. 11.
Date Opponent Location Time
Feb. 20 vs. Missouri Southern Pittsburg, Kansas 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 at Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kansas 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 Washburn Maryville, Missouri 6 p.m.
March 6 vs. Missouri Southern St. Joseph, Missouri 1 p.m.
March 12 at Nebraska-Kearney Kearney, Nebraska 6 p.m.
March 13 at Fort Hays State Hays, Kansas 3 p.m.
March 17 Missouri Western Maryville, Missouri 6 p.m.
March 20 at Washburn Topeka, Kansas 2 p.m.
March 27 vs. Central Missouri Topeka, Kansas 12 p.m.
March 27 vs. Pittsburg State Topeka, Kansas 4:30 p.m.
April 3 at Missouri Western St. Joseph, Missouri 2 p.m.
April 9 Fort Hays State Maryville, Missouri 5 p.m.
April 10 Nebraska-Kearney Maryville, Missouri 3 p.m.
April 16-17 MIAA Tournament TBA TBA
April 23-24 UNK Regional Invitational Kearney, Nebraska TBA