Coming off a 2017 season that featured an NCAA Tournament appearance, a 23-6 overall record and a 16-2 mark in Conference Carolinas, the Barton Men’s Volleyball team will look for an encore in 2018. Their schedule in achieving those goals has been set featuring four ranked opponents in the non-conference slate to prepare them for Conference Carolinas action.
The season begins on January 4 at home against #15 Grand Canyon and only gets tougher with meetings against #5 Hawaii and #3 BYU (twice) within the first month.
Other non-conference matches against Coker (twice), (RV) George Mason and Queens (twice) also occur during the course of the season, although the trio of teams are scattered in between conference play.
Those conference matches will be Barton’s time to shine as they did last year with a pair of matches against Erskine, Emmanuel, Belmont Abbey, Lees-McRae, King, North Greenville, Limestone and Mount Olive. The only teams to down Barton last year were Limestone and King with both coming on the road. They’ll face Limestone on February 3 and March 24 with the matches against King coming on February 24 and April 6.
Senior night for Barton comes one match before their second meeting with King, as they will play host to Mount Olive on April 3. The regular season finale comes two matches later on April 7 at Lees-McRae.
Barton’s full schedule in its entirety can be seen below:
Jan. 04 Grand Canyon Wilson, N.C. 7:00 PM
Jan. 13 vs. Hawaii 9:00 PM
Jan. 14 vs. Lindenwood 11:30 AM
Jan. 19 at Brigham Young 7:00 PM
Jan. 20 at Brigham Young 8:00 PM
Jan. 26 Erskine *Wilson, N.C.7:00 PM
Jan. 27 Emmanuel (Ga.) *Wilson, N.C.2:00 PM
Feb. 02 at North Greenville *7:00 PM
Feb. 03 at Limestone *2:00 PM
Feb. 06 CokerWilson, N.C.7:00 PM
Feb. 09 at George Mason 7:00 PM
Feb. 16 QueensWilson, N.C.7:00 PM
Feb. 17 Belmont Abbey *Wilson, N.C. 2:00 PM
Feb. 21 at Mount Olive *7:00 PM
Feb. 23Lees-McRae *Wilson, N.C.7:00 PM
Feb. 24King *Wilson, N.C.2:00 PM
Mar. 02at Belmont Abbey *7:00 PM
at Queens7:00 PMMar. 16at Erskine *7:00 PMMar. 17at Emmanuel (Ga.) *2:00 PMMar. 20at Coker7:00 PM
Mar. 23North Greenville *Wilson, N.C.7:00 PM
Mar. 24Limestone *Wilson, N.C.2:00 PM
Apr. 03Mount Olive *Wilson, N.C.7:00 PM
Apr. 06at King *7:00 PM
Apr. 07at Lees-McRae *2:00 PM