DURHAM, N.H. – Jill Hirschinger, head coach of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team, has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2007 season.
The Wildcats open their 2007 campaign on Friday, August 24th at the Colgate Tournament with the host Red Raiders at 7 p.m. and will square off with Rhode Island and Niagara in the final day of the Colgate Tournament.
    UNH then heads south for the Boston College/Northeastern Tournament on Thursday, August 30th with a match-up vs. Sacred Heart. On Friday August 31st the team will play ACC foe Boston College. The Wildcats will also renew an old conference rival with Northeastern on Saturday, Sept. 1st in Boston.
    “Our schedule for the fall will help prepare us for tough America East matches and will help the team gain experience necessary to get to a championship level,” said Hirschinger. “We are competing against some of the toughest conferences in the country including the ACC, Big East, Conference USA, CAA and Atlantic 10.”
    The ‘Cats will then head to College Park, Maryland for two days at the Maryland Tournament, to play the host Terrapins on Saturday, Sept. 8th, while also playing Temple on Sept. 7th (5 p.m.) and James Madison on Sept. 9 (5:30 p.m.).
    The volleyball team will host their annual Wildcat Invitational on Sept. 14th and 15th. UNH will open the tournament with Holy Cross on Friday, Sept. 14th at Lundholm Gymnasium and they will face Syracuse (12:30 p.m.) and Southern Methodist (7 p.m.) on Saturday on the Wildcats campus in Durham.
    UNH will open America East conference play on Friday, Sept. 28th at Binghamton and the ‘Cats home conference opener will be played on Monday, Oct. 8th vs. Maine (7 p.m.). The ‘Cats start the league schedule with three away matches before returning to Lundholm Gymnasium for a three-match homestand.
    The Wildcats have won three America East Tournament titles (1998, 2002, 2003) and three NCAA appearances in school history, all which have come under Coach Hirschinger. UNH has won 20+ matches in six of the last 10 seasons, including a school record 24 wins in 1998 and 1999. In the ‘Cats last win of 2006, Hirschinger posted her 600th career collegiate coaching victory becoming the 15th active Division I head coach to accomplish that feat.

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