BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With its preseason training camp in the books, WKU Volleyball
is headed for opening weekend of the 2018 season at the Hampton Inn Charleston/West
Ashley CofC Classic. The Lady Toppers will take the court once on Friday, with a
match slated for 2:30 p.m. CT from TD Arena in Charleston, S.C., playing Alabama.
Weekend play will continue on Saturday for the Red and White with matches against
host College of Charleston and Missouri State.
Fri. Aug. 24 – 2:30 p.m. CT | vs. Alabama | Livestats
Sat. Aug. 25 – 11 a.m. CT | at College of Charleston | Stream | Livestats
Sat. Aug. 25 – 2:30 p.m. CT | vs. Missouri State | Livestats
All three weekend opponents surpassed the 18-win mark in 2017, each recording
winning campaigns. Alabama posted an 18-14 record and returns five starters and 11
letterwinners for the 2018 campaign. WKU leads the all-time series against the
Crimson Tide 2-0.
The weekend host, College of Charleston, returns nine letterwinners from last year’s
27-6 squad and will be the first 2017 NCAA Tournament program the Lady Toppers will
face this year. The Cougars made a first-round exit from The Dance following a 3-1
loss to Miami last season. WKU will look to double its series lead this weekend,
owning a victory in the only prior meeting between the sides – a neutral site
contest in 2015 that the Lady Toppers swept.
Missouri State posted a 28-6 record a year ago and marks the third opponent the Lady
Toppers will meet in Charleston this weekend. The Bears return nine-of-16
letterwinners from last year, including three starters and the libero. MSU and the
Red and White have meet twice prior in program history – coming in back-to-back
seasons in 2014 and 2015 – leaving the series split at 1-1.
WKU Volleyball returns to The Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 28 for its home-opener against
Belmont. First serve from Diddle Arena is set for 6 p.m. CT, as the Lady Toppers
look to defend the second-longest active home winning streak in the nation at 23
With the 2018 campaign underway, volleyball season tickets are available online at
WKUSports.com or by calling the WKU ticket office at 1-800-5-BIGRED. Season ticket
holders will receive 15 general admission tickets with the Flexible Ticket Package
that can be used to attend the home games of his or her choice. This plan allows the
flexibility to choose which volleyball games the buyer wants to attend and the
number of tickets used for each game. Season ticket holders also gain exclusive
access to pre-game chalk talks with Hudson, who begins his 24th season at the helm
of WKU volleyball.