2014 Pack Volleyball schedule announced

2014 Pack Volleyball schedule announced

PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – June 2, 2014) — After beginning the season at Midwestern State University's Hampton Inn-Vitational in Wichita Falls, Texas on Sept. 5 and 6, the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves will play their next eight matches at home according to the 2014 volleyball schedule which has been released by athletic department officials. 

The Pack will play a total of 14 home matches in the regular season, hosting Colorado College in their home-opener on Tuesday, Sept. 9 before co-hosting the CSU-Pueblo/UC-Colorado Springs Classic on Sept. 12-13.  The Pack will welcome three teams from the tough Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association in to Massari Arena that weekend in Nebraska-Kearney, Lindenwood  (Mo.) and Pittsburg State (Kan.) and will also face Alaska in that tournament.  Adams State, St. Martin's (Wash.) and co-host UC-Colorado Springs are also in the 8-team field that will play 16 total matches over the two days both in Massari Arena and UC-Colorado Springs' Gallogly Events Center.

The ThunderWolves then begin Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play at home five days later hosting UC-Colorado Springs,  2013 RMAC Tournament Champion Metro State and defending conference regular season champion Colorado Mines on three straight nights from Oct. 18-20.  Those are the first of an 18-match RMAC schedule. 

After a 3-game road-trip to Regis, Black Hills State and Chadron State from Sept. 25-27, the Pack return home to face Colorado Mesa, Fort Lewis and Western State from Oct. 3-7.  The ThunderWolves then play their next seven matches away from home, including an Oct. 14 non-conference match at Colorado Christian, who they were not drawn to play in conference play.  The Pack then return home to close out the regular season against New Mexico Highlands and Western New Mexico on Nov. 7 and 8 in a final push for a spot and seeding the RMAC Tournament, which will include the top eight teams from the regular season standings.  That tournament begins on Tuesday, Nov. 11 with quarterfinal matches at the top four seeds, the winners of whom advance to the Nov. 14 and 15 semifinal and championship rounds, which will be hosted by the highest remaining seed after the quarterfinals.