Volleyball: Louisiana Volleyball 2019 Schedule Preview - Sun Belt Conference Matches
Louisiana plays majority of the second half of the league schedule with the home court advantage
NOTE: The last of a three-part series previewing the 2019 Louisiana Volleyball season schedule: Sun Belt Conference matches. LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Volleyball will have the home court advantage as the Sun Belt Conference race heats up during the 2019 season. The Ragin' Cajuns are scheduled to play five of their eight matches during the second half of Sun Belt play – all against West Division foes – as teams position for division titles and a spot in the league's postseason tournament. Once again the SBC will utilize a 16-match conference schedule with the East-West division format. Each school faces its division foes twice and schools from the opposite division once. Coach Heather Mazeitis-Fontenot's squad opens league play facing West Division rivals Texas State and UT Arlington on the road the weekend of Sept. 27-28. A string of six straight matches against SBC East foes begins the following weekend at home inside Earl K. Long Gym as the Ragin' Cajuns host Appalachian State on Oct. 4 and Coastal Carolina on Oct. 5. The matchup with the SBC East squads continues during the longest road stretch of the SBC schedule: a four-match trek with a stop in Alabama (at South Alabama and Troy) the weekend of Oct. 11-12 and in Georgia (at Georgia Southern and Georgia State) the weekend of Oct. 18-20. The second half of the league slate starts Oct. 25-26 as Little Rock and Arkansas State visit E.K. Long Gym for the start of a four-match homestand. November starts off with rematches at home against UT Arlington and Texas State, followed by the home-and-home series with ULM (Nov. 8-10) and the final regular season road trip to Arkansas (Nov. 15-16). The Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament, which will feature eight teams, is set to run Nov. 21-24 at Strahan Coliseum on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Below is the complete list of Sun Belt Conference matches for the 2019 season: Sept. 27 – at Texas State – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – at UT Arlington – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – APPALACHIAN STATE – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 – COASTAL CAROLINA – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 – at South Alabama – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 – at Troy – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 – at Georgia Southern – 5:30 p.m. (CDT) Oct. 20 – at Georgia State – 11 a.m. (CDT) Oct. 25 – LITTLE ROCK – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – ARKANSAS STATE – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 – UT ARLINGTON – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – TEXAS STATE – 12 p.m. Nov. 8 – at ULM – 6 p.m. Nov. 10 – ULM – 12 p.m. Nov. 15 – at Arkansas State – 5 p.m. Nov. 16 – at Little Rock – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21-24 – at Sun Belt Tournament (San Marcos, Texas) Home matches in BOLD CAPS played at Earl K. Long Gym (500 E. St. Mary Blvd.) FOLLOW THE RAGIN' CAJUNS Follow the Ragin' Cajuns on Twitter (@RaginCajunsVB), Facebook (/RaginCajunsVB) or Instagram (@RaginCajunsVB) to stay up-to-date on all that is happening with Louisiana Volleyball.