Orange City, Iowa — Northwestern College has released its volleyball schedule for the upcoming 2020 season.
The Red Raiders ended the 2019 season ranked sixth in the NAIA, losing in the quarterfinals to finish 32-2
Northwestern won the 2019 GPAC Regular Season title with a perfect 16-0 record
Northwestern will open the 2020 season in California at the Hope International Tournament on Aug. 21-22, followed by two additional tournaments in La Crosse, Wis. (Aug.28-29) and Sioux Center (Sept.4-5)
The Red Raiders will play the standard 16 GPAC matches, 8 home and 8 away, beginning with a road date against Morningside on Sept. 2. The 2020 home opener will be against Dordt on Sept. 15.
The Red Raiders will host Viterbo for its lone non-conference match after the weekend tournaments. The V-Hawks lost in the national semifinals and finished No.3 in the final poll.
Northwestern will play eight matches against teams that were recognized in the final poll (weekend tournament opponents not included); Jamestown, Dordt, Viterbo, Concordia, College of Saint Mary and Midland.
The 2020 opponents have an overall win percentage of 61% (342-215); the eight-team GPAC Tournament begins on Nov. 7; NAIA Championship begins on Nov. 30.
Sep 2 (Wed) 7:30pm Away Morningside Sioux City, Iowa
Sep 11 (Fri) 7:30pm Away University of Jamestown Jamestown, N.D.
Sep 15 (Tue) 7:30pm Home Dordt Orange City, Iowa
Sep 18 (Fri) 7:30pm Home Dakota Wesleyan Orange City, Iowa
Sep 22 (Tue) 7:30pm Home Viterbo Orange City, Iowa
Sep 25 (Fri) 7:30pm Home University of Jamestown Orange City, Iowa
Sep 30 (Wed) 7:30pm Away Dakota Wesleyan Mitchell, S.D.
Oct 7 (Wed) 7:30pm Away Briar Cliff Sioux City, Iowa
Oct 10 (Sat) 3:00pm Away Concordia Seward, Neb.
Oct 13 (Tue) 7:30 PM Home Briar Cliff Orange City, Iowa
Oct 16 (Fri) 7:30pm Home Doane Orange City, Iowa
Oct 17 (Sat) 5:00pm Home Hastings Orange City, Iowa
Oct 20 (Tue) 7:30pm Away Mount Marty Yankton, S.D.
Oct 23 (Fri) 7:30pm Away College of Saint Mary Omaha, Neb.
Oct 27 (Tue) 7:30pm Away Dordt Sioux Center, Iowa
Oct 31 (Sat) 5:00pm Home Midland Orange City, Iowa
Nov 3 (Tue) 7:30pm Home Morningside Orange City, Iowa