Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor
A sixth NCAA Division I/II men’s volleyball program has paused their activities due to COVID-19 safety protocols. On Wednesday, Tusculum announced they have cancelled their next three scheduled matches – versus Georgetown (February 12 and 19) and at Emmanuel (February 14).
These matches will not be made up per a Tusculum press release. The Pioneers return to action on February 26 against fellow independent, Limestone. Tusculum is off to a 0-4 start this season and is led by opposite Shaun Kampshoff who leads the team with 3.82 kills per game.
Emmanuel’s match against Tusculum would have been their third match in as many days, as they play at Belmont Abbey on Friday before returning to host Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. The Lions rank in the top ten nationally in three statistical categories – No. 4 nationally with 10.12 digs per game, and No. 10 nationally in both kills per game (11.81) and assists per game (11.00).
Georgetown, a NAIA program, will still play four matches over the next two weeks despite the cancellations. They are coached by former Urbana head coach, Andrew Palmer.