Cal Poly Volleyball Announces 2022 Schedule
The Mustangs open their season on Friday, August 26 on the road in Logan, Utah against Utah State in a tournament hosted by the Aggies. This will be followed by a game against UCLA on August 27 also in Logan. Last season, the Bruins qualified for the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
After the two-day tournament, they will travel to nearby Orem, Utah to take on the Utah Valley on Monday, August 29.
They then travel to Seattle for a tough tournament that will include games against last year’s NCAA Tournament teams at Pepperdine and Washington on September 8-9. This will be followed by a road game against Portland State on September 11.
Their final non-conference games will see the Mustangs travel to Greeley, Colorado for a tournament where they will face Santa Clara, Northern Colorado and Tarleton State. Northern Colorado won the Big Sky Tournament championship last year to advance to its second NCAA Tournament in the past three seasons.
The home opener is Sept. 23 against Long Beach State, which will also be the start of Big West play. The Mustangs have finished at least third in the Big West standings each of the past six seasons, including winning the conference in 2017 and 2018.
Some of the showpiece conference games include home and away dates against blue/green rival UCSB on September 30 (away) and November 5 (home), as well as a home game against the two-time defending Big West Hawai’i champion on October 15 followed by a road game against the Rainbow Wahine on November 18.
The Mustangs are 4-4 against Hawai’i the past four seasons and 6-2 against UCSB in the same span.
Cal Poly will close out the regular season with a pair of home games against UC Irvine and UC San Diego on November 25-26, with the first round of the NCAA Tournament taking place the following Thursday, December 1.
12 players are returning for the Mustangs in 2022, including five who went at least 80 sets last season. The most anticipated and exciting return for Cal Poly this season is that of the opposite forward AVCA All-American 2019 Maia Dvoracek who was forced to miss the 2021 season while recovering from a knee injury she suffered in the spring of 2021. In 2019, she led the team and finished second in the Big West in 4-way eliminations .25 per set in addition to ranking in the top five in the nation in service ace.
Dvoracek will join a team that will also recover the All-Big West outside hitter from the 2021 first team Tommi Stockhamthree-time All-Big West center tackle Meredith Phillipsand two-time All-Big West passer Avalon DeNecochea.
Cal Poly finished with a 15-16 overall record in 2021 and a 13-7 conference record that resulted in third place.
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