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San Marcos Volleyball releases schedule for 2022 season
The San Marcos Volleyball team is set to begin its 2022 season next week, with its schedule including eight home matches, 11 away games and three tournaments.
Before the season, the Lady Rattlers will play in an exhibition at Round Rock Cedar Ridge on Aug. 5. The purple and white officially begin the year with a home match, hosting Lockhart on Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m. They’ll play in their first road match on Aug. 9 at Pflugerville at 6:30 p.m.
The team will take part in the Corpus Christi ISD tournament from Aug. 11-13. San Marcos follows it up with a pair of road matches, taking on Austin High on Aug. 15 and Austin Anderson on Aug. 16, both beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Lady Rattlers play in the Bastrop Classic on Aug. 18-20. They’ll play in one more match at Leander on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. before hosting the Ragin’ Rattler Tournament inside the Snake Pit on Aug. 25-27. They’ll then play road games at Canyon Lake on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. and at Hutto on Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The program will host a three-team tournament on Sept. 9., featuring the varsity squad, an alumni team and a team of staff members. It’ll close out non-district play with home matches against Austin St. Michael’s Academy on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Johnson City on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
San Marcos makes its District 27-6A debut against Schertz Clemens at home on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The team will hold its Teacher Appreciation Night in a home match against Cibolo Steele on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. It’ll then play a road match against Converse Judson on Sept. 30 before finishing the first district cycle with home matches against New Braunfels on Oct. 4 and a Pink Out Night against San Antonio East Central on Oct. 7, all games beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Lady Rattlers begin the second cycle on the road at Clemens on Oct. 11 and at Steele on Oct. 14, both games starting at 6:30 p.m. They’ll hold their final home match and Senior Night against Judson on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The purple and white will close out the season with road matches at New Braunfels on Oct. 21 and at East Central on Oct. 25, both games beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The UIL 6A Bi-District playoffs begin Oct. 31. San Marcos will be looking to make its third consecutive postseason appearance under first-year head coach Megann Ollett.