DU volleyball opens season Aug. 26-27 in Minnesota; Panthers face five teams that finished in the top 25 last year

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Drury volleyball team will open a challenging 2022 schedule on Aug. 26-27 in the St. Cloud-Concordia Tournament in Minnesota. The Panthers will take on Minnesota-Duluth in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for their season opener on Aug. 26, then co-host St. Cloud later the same day. Drury will travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, for the second day of the event and face Winona State and the other co-host, Concordia.
The Panthers will return home to co-host a tournament with Southwest Baptist on Sept. 2-3. Drury will take on Missouri Western State and Southwest Minnesota State on Sept. 2. The following day, the Panthers will meet Lake Superior State and Southern Arkansas.
Drury opens their Great Lakes Valley Conference slate on the road with a game at Truman State on Sept. 16. The GLVC schedule will be a 12-game, single-round robin format in 2022.
The Panthers 2022 schedule features five teams that ended last season in the top 25, plus three teams that were receiving votes in the final poll. Drury will see #4 Central Missouri on the road Sept. 20, #7 Concordia-St. Paul and #9 Winona State on Aug. 27, #10 St. Cloud on Aug. 26, and will host #23 Southwest Minnesota State on Sept. 2. The Panthers will also play Lewis, Arkansas Tech, and Missouri-St. Louis, who all reached the NCAA-II Tournament last year and were receiving votes in the last poll of 2021.
Drury went 20-8, 10-8 in the GLVC, finished third in the West Division, and tied for seventh overall. The Panthers return nine letter winners from last year’s team, including all-conference selection Chloe Rear. Head coach Jenifer Bahner-Hill will enter her ninth season leading the Panthers and ranks second in program history in career wins.
Complete 2022 schedule

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics