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Volleyball Team Announces 2004 Schedule

April 16, 2004

The Georgia Tech volleyball team has announced the 2004 volleyball schedule on Fri., March 16, by head coach Bond Shymansky.

For the first time in school history, Georgia Tech will be one of the first four teams to start the volleyball season as it will travel to the NACWAA Volleyball Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. on Aug. 27-28. The pairings have not been decided, however Tech will join Minnesota, defending national champion USC and host Colorado State in the tournament.

The Yellow Jackets will follow that up by traveling to a tournament in Madison, Wisc. on Sept. 3-4 that will feature Purdue (Sept. 3) and host Wisconsin (Sept. 4).

The Yellow Jackets will the return home to host the Georgia Tech Invitational from Sept. 10-11. Tech will be joined in their home tournament by Ohio State (Sept. 10), Xavier (Sept. 10) and UC Irvine (Sept. 11).

Tech will play in its final preseason tournament prior to the conference schedule in Oxford, Ohio. The Jackets will be joined in the tournament by Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 17), Indiana Purdue at Fort Wayne (Sept. 18) and Miami University (Sept. 18).

The Jackets first Atlantic Coast Conference weekend will at at home against North Carolina on Sept. 24 and North Carolina State on Sept. 25. Georgia Tech hosts defending ACC Champion Maryland Oct. 16 and then will travel to College Park, Md. for a match on Nov. 12. This year’s ACC Tournament will be held in Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 16-21 while the annual match against rival Georgia will be held in Athens on Nov. 23. Tech’s final regular season match of the year will be against Winthrop on Nov. 26.

“The highlight for this year is the NCWAA tournament,” said head coach Bond Shymansky who will begin his third season at the helm of the Yellow Jackets. “To compete against the best teams in the nation right out of the gate is exciting. We are also looking forward to our home opener in early September with Ohio State and a retrun trip to play at Wisconsin as well. I know that our conference keeps getting more competitive and there should be several teams competing for the top spot. We will be challenged and ready for post-season play when December rolls around.”

The Yellow Jackets return 11 letterwinners from the 2003 team that advanced to the NCAA Regional Final for the first time in school history. Tech finished the season 34-4 and as the regular season ACC champions.

Schedule to Follow

2004 GEORGIA TECH VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULEDATE OPPONENT TIMEAug. 27-28 at NACWAA Classic, Fort Collins, Colo. (Southern California, Minnesota, Colorado State)Sept. 3-4 at Wisconsin Tournament, Madison, Wisc.Sept. 3 vs. Purdue 5 p.m.Sept. 4 vs. Wisconsin 7 p.m.Sept. 10-11 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONALSept. 10 VS. OHIO STATE 7:30 p.m.Sept. 11 VS. XAVIER 12 p.m.Sept. 11 VS. UC IRVINE 7:30 p.m.Sept. 17-18 at Miami University Tournament, Oxford, OhioSept. 17 vs. Middle Tennessee StateSept. 18 vs. Indiana Purdue at Fort WayneSept. 18 at Miami University TBASept. 24 NORTH CAROLINA* 7 p.m.Sept. 25 NC STATE* 7 p.m.Sept. 28 at Clemson* 7 p.m.Oct. 3 at Virginia Tech* 2 p.m.Oct. 8 at Wake Forest* 7 p.m.Oct. 9 at Duke* 7 p.m.Oct. 15 VIRGINIA* 7 p.m.Oct. 16 MARYLAND* 7 p.m.Oct. 19 at Georgia State 7 p.m.Oct. 22 at North Carolina State*Oct. 23 at North Carolina*  6 p.m.Oct. 29 FLORIDA STATE* 7 p.m.Oct. 30 MIAMI* 7 p.m.Nov. 1 CENTRAL FLORIDA 7 p.m.Nov. 5 DUKE* 7 p.m.Nov. 7 WAKE FOREST* 2 p.m.Nov. 12 at Maryland* 7 p.m.Nov. 13 at Virginia 7 p.m.Nov. 16-21 at ACC Championship, Charlottesville, Va.Nov. 23 at Georgia 7 p.m.Nov. 26 vs. WINTHROP 7 p.m.Dec. 2-18 NCAA Tournament tba

Home Games in ALL CAPS (Played at O’Keefe Gym).

All Match Times are Eastern time and Subject to Change

* Denotes Atlantic Coast Conference Matches.

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