CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's volleyball team has announced its 2019 schedule, which includes 12 home and nine away matches. All home matches will be played at the Malkin Athletic Center and broadcast live on ESPN+.
The Crimson begins its season on the west coast at the UCSB Invitational, facing off against UC Santa Barbara, CSUN, and defending national champion Long Beach St. Jan. 3-5th. Harvard then welcomes Laval Jan. 9th and 10th for a back-to-back and the first home matches of the year. Shortly after, UC San Diego flies into town for a match on Jan. 12th. A few short weeks later, the Crimson travel to Sacred Heart January 24th. Harvard then treks west for a pair of matches against Ball St. and Purdue Fort Wayne Feb. 1st and 2nd.
Harvard then begins its 2018 EIVA title defense on the road at Penn State and Saint Francis February 15th and 16th. Last year, the Crimson swept the Nittany Lions, winning both regular-season matches and a five-set thriller in the EIVA Semi-Finals. Continuing on, the Crimson opens its home EIVA slate against Princeton and NJIT on Feb. 22nd and 23rd. This will be the first of two rematches of the season against Princeton, whom Harvard beat 3-1 in the EIVA Championship match.
The next weekend, the Crimson travels to Charleston for a pair of road matches March 1st and 2nd. Two weeks later, Harvard plays a tough three games in five days as it welcomes Sacred Heart March 16th and travels to Barton and Mount Olive March 18th and 19th to close out its non-conference schedule.
Ten days later, the Crimson completes a pair of matches, first welcoming Penn State to Cambridge on March 29th and followed by Saint Francis on the 30th. The next week, Harvard travels for the last time during the regular season, traveling to Princeton and NJIT on Friday, April 5th and 6th. Lastly, the Crimson close out the season at home, competing in a pair of matches against George Mason April 12th and 13th.
The EIVA Semifinals and Finals will be on Thursday, April 18th and Saturday, April 20th, respectively.