Dover, Del. (Oct. 30, 2019) --- The Delaware State volleyball team’s quest for its first MEAC Tournament bid in nine years could take a big step forward this Friday. The Hornets, currently fourth in the MEAC Northern Division, will host fifth place Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday (Nov. 1) in Memorial Hall. The match is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.
The top four teams in the MEAC’s Northern and Southern divisions receive bids to the conference championship tournament next month in Washington, D.C.
A win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday would give the Hornets a two-game lead over the Hawks for fourth place in the North standings with four matches left on each team’s regular season schedule. A MDES win this week would create a two-way tie between the teams for fourth place, although the Hawks would own the tie-breaker advantage. Delaware State dropped its first meeting against Maryland-Eastern Shore this season 3-1 on Oct. 15 in Princess Anne, Md.
The Hawks have won 18 in a row against Delaware State since a 3-2 Hornet win in 2010.
The Hornets have won their last two contests, defeating Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M by 3-0 scores last weekend, marking the team’s first back-to-back shutout victories since the 2010 season.
After this Friday’s Maryland-Eastern Shore contest, DSU will visit defending champ and first place Howard on Nov. 8 before travelling to Norfolk State on a Nov. 10 match.
The Hornets will close out the 2019 regular season with home affairs against Coppin State on Nov. 15 and Morgan State on Nov. 17.