Opening the season in Regina on October 18, the Heat will play eight straight matches against 2018-19 Canada West playoff teams to start the 2019-20 women's volleyball season.
With two members of last year's UBCO team earning conference rookie team status, the Heat are poised to play the role of young spoiler for much of the season.
The home opener will be against the national bronze medallists from last year, the Alberta Pandas, on October 25.
The volleyball action on Friday night, on the Heat's home court, will get underway at the traditional 6 p.m. start time. On Saturdays this season, a fan-friendly approach has the start time set for 4 p.m. first-serve. An hour earlier than previous years.
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The 2020 home schedule will wrap up against the defending national champion, UBC Thunderbirds, on February 8. The Heat will then close out the regular season one week later in Calgary (Feb. 14-15) on the host floor of the 2020 U SPORTS national championships.
The nationals will run from March 12-15, in the Jack Simpson Gymnasium in Calgary, Alberta.
To once again get to that year-end championship, UBCO will have to work their way through three weeks of conference playoffs. The quarterfinals run the weekend of February 21-23 and the semi-finals are set for the next week (Feb. 28 – Mar. 1), with the CW champion crowned March 7.
Important Dates and Notes:
- October 18 – CW season opens in Regina.
- October 25 - Home opener vs. Alberta.
- November 16 - Final home game of first half of season against Saskatchewan.
- January 10 - Open 2020 at home versus Winnipeg.
- January 24-25 - Presidents Cup rivalry at TRU - in Kamloops.
- February 7 - Host sister-school rival UBC.
- February 8 – Senior players night at the final home game vs UBC.
- The six matches, the four before and the two after, the semester break will be important for UBCO. All six against non-playoff teams and four at home.