The University of Louisville volleyball team has announced the spring portion of its schedule after carrying a 5-2 record and plenty of momentum into an unprecedented spring season.
The Cardinals, ranked No. 12 in the preseason poll, will play a 12-match schedule that includes 11 ACC opponents. The season starts with an exhibition against Dayton on Feb. 6 and a non-conference match on the road versus Lipscomb on Feb. 20 before the Cardinals dive back into conference play.
The Cards ended a condensed 2020 fall season holding on to the No. 5 spot in the final AVCA rankings. The fall schedule was highlighted by back-to-back sweeps of Boston College and Syracuse and finished with a 3-1 win over Pitt that snapped the Panthers’ 37-match home winning streak.
The first ACC match will be against Notre Dame on Feb. 27, a match rescheduled from the fall when the match had to be postponed due to COVID issues.
The Cards play Virginia Tech on Feb. 5 and Wake Forest on Feb. 7. As part of the new scheduling scheme, Wake and VT will play a neutral game at L&N Arena on March 6 at 2 p.m.
Louisville then heads to Clemson where it will face Clemson on March 12 and Duke on March 13 both on Clemson’s home court. UofL will then head to Charlottesville, Va., where they will face Florida State on March 20 and Virginia on March 21.
The Cardinals return to L&N to wrap up their home season facing Georgia Tech on March 26 at 5 p.m. and NC State on March 28 at 2 p.m. Tech and NCSU will play March 27 at 3:30 p.m.
The Cards finish their schedule on the road in Miami, taking on the Hurricanes on April 1 at 5 p.m. and North Carolina on April 2 at 2 p.m.
Although L&N Federal Credit Union Arena will play host to five of the Cardinals’ matches, attendance will be restricted to family and friends in accordance with state and local health recommendations. Tickets will not be available for purchase. All 2019 Louisville Volleyball season ticket holders will still have their seat locations secured when we’re able to return to full capacity.
Spring matches will count in addition to the team’s fall record, as the Cards eye qualification for the 2020 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship. For the most up-to-date schedule including time changes or potential rescheduled matches, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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— Louisville Volleyball (@UofLVolleyball) January 20, 2021