WAYNE – After the Wayne State College football schedule was adjusted last week, other fall sports of volleyball and women’s soccer saw a change to the start of their season now being September 18.
Both the Wildcat volleyball and women’s soccer programs have canceled their pre-season and non-conference games.
The Wildcat volleyball season will get underway on the road with a pair of conference opponents being Minnesota Duluth on Friday, September 18 at 6 p.m. and at St. Cloud State on Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
WSC’s home opener will be on Tuesday, September 22 against Sioux Falls at 6 p.m. before also hosting Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State that weekend. In the month of October, the Wildcats will visit University of Mary and Minot State (Oct. 2-3); host Northern State and MSU Moorhead (Oct. 9-10); visit Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State-Mankato (Oct. 16-17); host Upper Iowa and Winona State (Oct. 23-24) as well as Augustana (Oct. 29) before ending the month at Southwest Minnesota State (Oct. 31).
The Wayne State volleyball team will also visit Sioux Falls on Tuesday, November 3; play at Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston November 6 – 7 before hosting the same opponents they began the season with of St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth on November 13 – 14.
WSC ended the 2019 season ranked 13th in the final AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. It marked the 11th time in the last 14 years that the Wildcats ended the year with a Top 25 national ranking. WSC received 538 points in voting conducted by various Division II coaches from across the country.
Wayne State College finished the 2019 season with records of 24-7 overall and placed fifth in the NSIC with a 14-6 league mark.
Also, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheduled Youth and Elite Individual Camps and the June 26th Team Camp have been cancelled. Wildcat volleyball is still planning on holding July Team Camps on Friday, July 10 and an additional Team Camp on Friday, July 31. Email WSC assistant volleyball coach Kim DePew at email@example.com to reserve a spot in the July Team Camps today.
For the Wildcat women’s soccer program, they open the season with four straight home outings. WSC will entertain Minnesota State-Mankato on Friday, September 18 and Concordia-St. Paul on Sunday, September 20 before welcoming in Northern State on Friday, September 25 and MSU Moorhead on Sunday, September 27.
The ‘Cats will then spend six of eight on the road in October. WSC will visit Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State (Oct. 2/4); Southwest Minnesota State and Sioux Falls (Oct. 9/11) as well as Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State (Oct. 23/25) while hosting University of Mary on Friday, October 16 and Winona State on Friday, October 30.
The Wayne State College women’s soccer team will visit Upper Iowa on Sunday, November 1 before ending the regular season hosting Augustana on Friday, November 6.
Wayne State College finished the 2019 season with a record of 6-9-4 overall and placed eighth in the NSIC with a 6-7-2 league mark to qualify for the NSIC Tournament for the first time since 2006.
For complete schedule information visit wscwildcats.com.