DAVIS, Calif. - Four preseason tournaments, including the return of a home tournament for the first time since 2012, highlights the 2017 UC Davis women’s volleyball schedule as released by head coach Dan Conners on Thursday. The Aggies open against Eastern Washington at the UNLV Invitational on August 26.The Aggie Invitational, which features visiting Portland State, Boise State and Santa Clara, takes place on the heels of the Aggies’ home opener against Sacramento State. The annual Causeway Classic match kicks off the home slate on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the six-match tournament running the following weekend: 2017 AGGIE INVITATIONAL
Friday, September 8
Santa Clara vs. Boise State, 10 a.m.
UC Davis vs. Portland State, Noon
Santa Clara vs. Portland State, 5:30 p.m.
UC Davis vs. Boise State, 7:30 Saturday, September 9
Boise State vs. Portland State, 11 a.m.
UC Davis vs. Santa Clara, 3 p.m. UC Davis takes on six first-time opponents during its preseason: Eastern Washington (Aug. 25), Binghamton (Aug. 26), Eastern Illinois (Sept. 1), Niagara (Sept. 2), Lamar (Sept. 15) and Houston Baptist (Sept. 15). In contrast, the Sept. 5 home opener will be the 74th meeting between the Aggies and Hornets. The Big West Conference season kicks off on September 19 with a rare 5 p.m. start against Cal Poly. For the complete 2017 schedule, visit www.ucdavisaggies.com/sports/w-volley/sched/ucda-w-volley-sched.html.