The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team announced its full schedule for upcoming 2018 season on Thursday. The schedule features 25 regular season matches, highlighted by three matchups in the annual Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton SHU Invitational on September 14 and 15, as well as seven home Northeast Conference matchups.
- The Pioneers will open up the season with a pair of matches at the Boston College Invitational against Providence on August 24 and the host Eagles on August 25.
- Sacred Heart will head west to the Thunderdome Classic in Santa Barbara on Sept. 7-8, where they will take on the likes of Seton Hall, Texas Tech and the host UC Santa Barbara Gouchos.
Three-Match Road Swing
- Between the BC and UC Santa Barbara Tournaments, SHU will play three matches against in-state rivals, starting at crosstown rival Fairfield on August 29.
- The Pios will then play Hartford in a neutral-site matchup at Yale on August 31 before taking on Quinnipiac in Hamden on September 1.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton SHU Invitational
- The two-day Sacred Heart Invitational will take place at the Pitt Center on Sept. 14-15 and feature Rhode Island, Binghamton and NJIT.
- The Pioneers will play Binghamton at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night in the home opener, before taking on NJIT and URI on Saturday.
- SHU will open up conference play the following Friday, Sept. 21 against St. Francis Brooklyn before hosting LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 22.
- SHU will then head out for a three-match road trip at Fairleigh Dickinson, Central Conn. State and Bryant before returning home to take on Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 12) and Robert Morris (Oct. 13).
- The following weekend features a pair of trips to New York City against St. Francis Brooklyn (Oct. 19) and LIU Brooklyn (Oct. 20).
- The Pioneers then return home for three straight matches beginning on Oct. 26 against FDU, followed by Bryant on Nov. 2 and CCSU on Nov 3.
- The regular season will conclude the following weekend in western Pennsylvania with a pair of matchups at Saint Francis (Pa.) (Nov. 9) and Robert Morris (Nov. 10).