Volleyball Returns To EIVA Play With Saturday Showdown At Rutgers-Newark

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 03/21/2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Princeton will take on Rutgers-Newark Saturday at 2.
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer

The Princeton men's volleyball team will begin a five-match EIVA stretch Saturday afternoon at 2 pm when it travels to Rutgers-Newark to take on the Scarlet Raiders.

Princeton is currently 8-6 on the season and is coming off a two-match Midwestern trip, where the Tigers lost two hard-fought matches against Top 15 competition. On Monday, the Tigers fell 3-2 at No. 14 Loyola, and seventh-ranked Lewis followed the match up with a 3-1 victory Tuesday.

The trip did produce its highlights, including a 20-kill effort by Pat Schwagler at Loyola and an eight-kill, two-block showing by Michael Dye at Lewis.

Head coach Sam Shweisky is hopeful that both the top-rate competition and the additional time for bonding helps Princeton during this crucial league stretch. Princeton can move into a second-place tie with George Mason if it can complete the season sweep of Rutgers; the Tigers swept the Scarlet Raiders 3-0 earlier this season, with sophomore Cody Kessel leading the way with 10 kills.

Princeton has been without the injured Kessel recently, but it still fought off Harvard at home to keep itself with only two road losses in league play. One of those losses was at No. 13 Penn State, and the Nittany Lions will come to Dillon Gym next weekend for a Friday night showdown. That match follows a Thursday match with Saint Francis; the Red Flash is only one match out of a playoff spot currently.

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
PNC Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
March
06
Friday
M. Volleyball
vs. Juniata
- 7:00 PM
March
07
Saturday
M. Volleyball
vs. NJIT
- 7:00 PM
March
17
Tuesday
M. Volleyball
at Ohio State
- 5:00 PM
March
18
Wednesday
M. Volleyball
at Ball State
- 7:30 PM
March
27
Friday
M. Volleyball
at Penn State
- 7:00 PM
March
28
Saturday
M. Volleyball
at St. Francis
- 4:00 PM
April
03
Friday
M. Volleyball
at Harvard
- 7:00 PM
April
04
Saturday
M. Volleyball
at Sacred Heart
- 5:00 PM
April
14
Tuesday
M. Volleyball
vs. Kean
- 7:00 PM
April
17
Friday
M. Volleyball
vs. Penn State
- 7:00 PM
April
18
Saturday
M. Volleyball
vs. St. Francis
- 7:00 PM
April
24
Friday
M. Volleyball
at George Mason
- 7:00 PM
April
29
Wednesday
M. Volleyball
vs. EIVA Semifinal (EIVA Championships)
- TBA
May
01
Friday
M. Volleyball
vs. EIVA Championship (EIVA Championships)
- TBA
May
05
Tuesday
M. Volleyball
vs. NCAA Play-In Match (NCAA Championships)
- TBA
May
07
Thursday
M. Volleyball
vs. NCAA Semifinal (NCAA Championships)
- TBA
May
09
Saturday
M. Volleyball
vs. NCAA Championship (NCAA Championships)
- TBA
stop