April 22, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico volleyball head coach Kelley McKee recently announced the Lobo schedule for the upcoming 2005 season. Highlights include 15 home matches, two home tournaments and New Mexico State on Nov. 7.
The Lobos will play one exhibition match, the annual Alumni Match, on Friday, Aug. 19 at the Johnson Center at 7 p.m. UNM opens regular season play at New Mexico State Monday, Aug. 29 in Las Cruces at 7 p.m. The annual Comcast Lobo Tournament follows Sept. 2-3 at the Johnson Center. This year, the tournament features Lamar, Northern Arizona and Villanova.
The Lobos then travel to Missoula, Mont., for the Montana Tournament held Sept. 9-10. UNM will face UC Davis Sept. 9 and Gonzaga and Montana Sept. 10.
New Mexico returns home for the Hilton Albuquerque Volleyball Classic Sept. 16-17 at the Johnson Center. The Lobos take on Delaware State and Oral Roberts on Friday and Syracuse on Saturday.
Mountain West Conference action begins Friday, Sept. 23 against BYU at 7 p.m. The Lobos open the conference slate with five straight home matches. New Mexico doesn't leave the friendly confines of the Johnson Center for a conference match until Saturday, Oct. 8, when it plays TCU.
The Lobos will welcome intrastate rival New Mexico State Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. for the last home match of the year. The team closes out the conference schedule with three road matches, concluding Saturday, Nov. 19 at Wyoming.
The Mountain West Conference Tournament, held in Las Vegas, Nev., will run from Nov. 22-26.