Miami Volleyball Travels to UCF Spring Tournament

Miami Volleyball Travels to UCF Spring Tournament

March 27, 2009

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Coral Gables, Fla. – The University of Miami volleyball team travels to Orlando on Saturday morning to participate in the nine-team UCF Spring Tournament held at The Venue at UCF. The event starts at 9 a.m. with three matches from three separate pools.

The Hurricanes are set in Pool B alongside in-state and ACC rival Florida State and UCF. The `Canes first take on the Seminoles at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. matchup with the host UCF Knights.

After the two Pool B games, the Hurricanes will compete in power-pool play at 1 p.m., followed by a final match at 2 p.m. The opponent for the power-pool matches depend on the outcome of all three pools from the earlier matches.

Other participating teams in this year’s tournament include USF, Jacksonville, Stetson, Georgia Southern, North Florida and West Florida.

Each match of this year’s event will consist of two sets to 25 points played on three different courts.

Admission to the event is free of charge, while parking will be available in Garage F, located directly behind The Venue at UCF.

Miami opened up the spring campaign two weeks ago with a 3-1 victory over cross-town foe FIU at the Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla. In that match, UM got solid play from Ariell Cooke and Ali Becker, each expected to play big roles on the 2009 campaign for head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch.

UM is coming off one of the most successful seasons in Hurricanes volleyball history. The `Canes finished the 2008 campaign with a record of 26-6–the best regular season record in UM Division I history. The 2002 team that reached the `Sweet 16′ of the NCAA Tournament finished the year at 27-6.

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