BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State volleyball team announced Thursday its schedule for the 2019 season.

The Beavers will open with a home exhibition against Valley City State on Aug. 27 before beginning the regular season at the Ferris State Invitational in Big Rapids, Mich., Sept. 6-7.

BSU will host its first regular-season home match Sept. 20 against Minnesota State Mankato, which will also serve as the team’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener.

The team’s final home match is Nov. 9 against Upper Iowa before it closes the season Nov. 16 at Concordia-St. Paul.

The NSIC Tournament is set for Nov. 22-24 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Last season the Beavers went 6-22 overall and 3-17 in the NSIC under third-year head coach Kevin Ulmer.