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BELTON- The 2023 UMHB volleyball schedule was released on Wednesday morning, featuring non-conference opponents from eight states and 16 ASC matchups.
The season begins on Sept. 1 in Belton, as the Cru faces Concordia Moorhead (MN) for the first time in program history at 11:15 a.m., and Simpson College battles UMHB that evening. It will be the second straight year that UMHB has faced Simpson, as the Cru won 3-1 in Houston last September.
After facing Schreiner at home on Sept. 2, UMHB heads to Jackson, Mississippi for a duel with former ASC program, Belhaven. Four matches in Memphis on Sept. 8-9 close out the main portion of the non-conference schedule, as UMHB faces Austin College, Rhodes College, Lyon College, and Bethel University (TN).
The conference schedule opens on the road, as UMHB travels to East Texas for a Sept. 15 duel with LeTourneau and a Sept. 16 contest against ETBU. Nine straight road matches are followed by the ASC home opener on Sept. 22, as Hardin-Simmons travels to Belton.
UMHB faces reigning ASC champion UT-Dallas on Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in Richardson, and on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in Belton. The Crusaders are seeking their first win over UTD since Sept. 17, 2021, as the Comets have won the last four meetings.
The complete 2023 volleyball schedule is below:
|Date||Day||Opponent||Site||Time (All CT)|
|Sept. 1||Friday||Concordia (MN)||Belton, TX||11:15 AM|
|Sept. 1||Friday||Simpson College||Belton, TX||6:00 PM|
|Sept. 2||Saturday||Schreiner||Belton, TX||1:30 PM|
|Sept. 7||Thursday||Belhaven||Jackson, MS||4:00 PM|
|Sept. 8||Friday||Austin College||Memphis, TN||4:00 PM|
|Sept. 8||Friday||Rhodes College||Memphis, TN||7:00 PM|
|Sept. 9||Saturday||Lyon College||Memphis, TN||11:00 AM|
|Sept. 9||Saturday||Bethel (TN)||Memphis, TN||2:00 PM|
|Sept. 15||Friday||LETU||Longview, TX||6:00 PM|
|Sept. 16||Saturday||ETBU||Marshall, TX||1:00 PM|
|Sept. 17||Sunday||Hendrix||Conway, AR||12:00 PM|
|Sept. 17||Sunday||Centenary||Conway, AR||3:00 PM|
|Sept. 22||Friday||HSU||Belton, TX||6:00 PM|
|Sept. 23||Saturday||McMurry||Belton, TX||11:00 AM|
|Sept. 26||Tuesday||Concordia (TX)||Austin, TX||6:00 PM|
|Sept. 30||Saturday||UT-Dallas||Richardson, TX||2:00 PM|
|Oct. 6||Friday||Howard Payne (DH)||Belton, TX||5:00/7:00 PM|
|Oct. 7||Saturday||SRSU||Belton, TX||11:00 AM|
|Oct. 11||Wednesday||Univ. of Dallas||Dallas, TX||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 13||Friday||ETBU||Belton, TX||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 14||Saturday||LETU||Belton, TX||11:00 AM|
|Oct. 14||Saturday||Luther College||Belton, TX||5:00 PM|
|Oct. 20||Friday||McMurry||Abilene, TX||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 21||Saturday||HSU||Abilene, TX||1:00 PM|
|Oct. 24||Tuesday||Concordia (TX)||Belton, TX||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 27||Friday||UT-Dallas||Belton, TX||6:00 PM|
|Nov. 3||Friday||SRSU||Alpine, TX||6:00 PM|