PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University volleyball will compete in 24 matches, including three pre-conference tournaments and 14 Ivy League contests, as part of its 2018 schedule, first-year head coach Ahen Kim announced on Wednesday.
The Bears will open their season with a match on Aug. 31, take a trip to the state of Florida in September, host eight matches at the Pizzitola Sports Center beginning with Bryant on Sept. 18, and play in 14 consecutive Ivy League matches to conclude the season.
Brown opens its season with a tournament at Providence College from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 as the Bears take on Fairleigh Dickinson in the season opener on Aug. 31 before facing UMass Lowell and the host Friars on Sept. 1.
The team remains in New England to play in a tournament at the University of Hartford, meeting the host Hawks and Niagara on Sept. 8 prior to competing against Bucknell on Sept. 9.
The Bears make their longest trip of the year when the program travels to play in a tournament at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., from Sept. 14-15. Brown faces Chicago State and the host Hatters on Sept. 14 and meets Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 15.
Brown takes to Williams Court for the first time when the Bears host Ocean State rival Bryant on Sept. 18.
The Bears remain at home to begin Ivy League play, competing against Yale on Sept. 22.
Opening the back-to-back portion of Ancient Eight action, Brown plays at Princeton (Sept. 28) and Penn (Sept. 29) and remains on the road in matches at Cornell (Oct. 5) and Columbia (Oct. 6).
Brown hosts its first full Ivy weekend with home matches against Harvard (Oct. 12) and Dartmouth (Oct. 13) to conclude the first half of conference play.
The Bears begin the second half of league competition at Yale on Oct. 20 before hosting Princeton (Oct. 26) and Penn (Oct. 27). Brown's final road contests of the regular season take place at Dartmouth (Nov. 2) and Harvard (Nov. 3).
Closing out the regular season, Brown hosts Columbia (Nov. 9) and Cornell (Nov. 10) in the final home regular season weekend for the Bears' Class of 2019.