volleyball | Mon, July 11, 2022 at 3:55 p.m
Brunswick, Georgia – Head coach Val Every announced the schedule for the 2022-23 volleyball season on Monday. The Mariners will be looking to build on an impressive 24-8 (7-7) season last year that ended with a trip to the Sun Conference Championship match against Ave Maria.
Coastal Georgia will open the 2022-23 season in Jacksonville with a scrimmage against Florida State College in Jacksonville. The two teams were supposed to meet in a scrimmage earlier last year, but the game was eventually called off.
Following their scrimmage, the team will host their first official game of the season against Brewton-Parker. The Mariners had a lot of success against this team, who had a perfect 14-0 record when they played them.
The Mariners then travel to Cleveland, Georgia for a double header on August 23 against Truett McConnell (one scrimmage) and Toccoa Falls Collegeapprox. This is the first time since 2013 that the Mariners will take on Toccoa Falls and Coastal Georgia will win that game 3-0.
Coastal Georgia drives to Montgomery, Al. after their tri-match to compete in the Faulkner Tournament hosted by Faulkner University. Old Southern State Conference opponents Mobile, Middle Georgia State and William Carey will compete in the tournament.
“We’re particularly excited to be participating in the Faulkner tournament this season, where we’ll see Mobile, Faulkner, William Carey and Middle Georgia, all teams we used to play when we were in the Southern States Conference. ‘ said Coach Everyone.
There are two schools the Mariners have yet to face this year, including LaGrange College (September 13) and Johnson University (October 11). Everyone is excited about the opportunity to compete against new teams and familiar faces.
“There are some new teams that we’re excited to play against for the first time in school history, as well as some teams that we’ve played against in the past that we’re excited to play again,” said coach Every.
The Mariners will play six more non-conference games after the Faulkner tournament, including Point University (September 3), Savannah State (September 3 and 8), Wesleyan College (September 10) and then LaGrange.
Coastal Georgia begins conference play by hosting the Florida Memorial (September 17). They will be looking to reverse last year’s script as they were swept by the Lions and both games ended in straight sets.
The Mariners know how difficult it is to win the Sun Conference. They hit .500 in conference play last season and are preparing for hard-fought games again this year.
“As always, the Sun Conference assembles strong teams that deserve to be recognized. As every year, it will be a struggle but we will prepare and be ready to take on the challenge of the teams in our great conference,” said Every.
The Mariners will then take to the streets for three straight games to face Webber International (September 21), St. Thomas (September 24) and Southeastern (September 28). Coastal Georgia went down 4-2 against these sides last season but struggled away with both losses to Howard Coffin Gym.
Up next are two home games against Sun Conference champions Ave Maria (Oct. 1) and Warner University (Oct. 5). The Mariners have day and night season against these teams going 0-3 with the Gyrenes including a loss in the Sun Conference Championship game but 2-0 against the Royals.
Keizer University (Oct. 8) is the Mariner’s opponent to round out the first half of conference play before they play their last two non-conference games in a tri-match against Florida College and Johnson University (Oct. 11). deny. Coastal Georgia traded home wins with the Seahawks last season.
The second half of conference play begins with a trip to the Florida Memorial (October 15), followed by a three-game homestand against Webber International (October 19), St. Thomas (October 22), and Southeastern (October 26) . .
The Mariners will round out the regular season game with away games against Ave Maria (Oct. 29) and Warner University (Nov. 2) before finishing the season at home against Keizer (Nov. 5).
The postseason begins November 8 when the Sun Conference Championship begins and runs through November 12th. The NAIA tournament begins a week later on April 19th and runs until December 4th.
Everyone is looking forward to the season and wants the fans to feel that excitement too.
“We look forward to seeing the Mariners maniacs and fans from our community in support this year. We’re building something new and exciting in the Coastal Georgia volleyball program and I think you’ll see that reflected in our game this season. Join us at the Howard Coffin Gym for a match this season! Hail the Sail,” said Every.
*Schedule time and date will be changed as determined by the Sun Conference