Orange City, Iowa — A stretch of four consecutive home matches begins Monday night as the Northwestern hosts Briar Cliff in GPAC volleyball. First serve is scheduled for 7:30pm. Northwestern is coming off a 2-1 week and brings a 4-1 conference record into Monday. They are 6-1 overall. Briar Cliff has won two straight matches and is 1-7 in conference play, 6-9 overall.
The Chargers have won two straight matches since their loss to Northwestern, defeating York (3-0) and Doane (3-1), both on the road. They are currently 11th in the GPAC with a 1-7 record, 6-9 overall.
Weatherford is in her second season with the Chargers program, taking over prior to the 2019 season. She has served as an assistant coach at Luther (Iowa), Kirkwood Community College and Waldorf. Weatherford returns three starters and five players from a 2019 team that finished 11th in the GPAC at 3-13, 13-18 overall. They were picked to finish 11th in the preseason poll.
The Raiders defeated previously unbeaten Concordia 3-1 last weekend, earning their second straight win. Northwestern is alone in third place in the GPAC with a 4-1 record, 6-1 overall. They are 18-6 in sets played this season.
Northwestern, the defending GPAC regular season champion, was picked first in the 2020 preseason coaches poll.