Volleyball Set for Courtyard Midtown Invitational
Sept. 19, 2013
Match # 10 - vs. Wisconsin (8-1)
Match # 11 - vs. Colgate (6-3)
Match # 12 - vs. VCU (9-2)
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women’s volleyball team will look to repeat the success that it enjoyed in the first tournament that it hosted this season, when it begins play in the Courtyard Midtown Invitational this weekend. The Wolfpack posted a perfect 3-0 mark in the Courtyard Midtown Classic, held Sept. 6-7 in Reynolds Coliseum, to claim the tournament title.
The Wolfpack will be joined in the tournament by the Colgate Raiders (6-3), VCU Rams (9-2) and Wisconsin Badgers (8-1).
State opens tournament play against Wisconsin, Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in a match that will be broadcast on ESPN3. The Pack returns to the court on Saturday, Sept. 21 against Colgate at 1 p.m., before taking on VCU in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
Both of the matches on Saturday will be streamed live on GoPack.com. Admission to the matches is free.
The first 300 fans to the match on Friday night against Wisconsin, will receive free NC State sunglasses. On Saturday night, there will be a drawing for two tickets to the NC State versus Central Michigan football game on Sept. 28.
Prior to the start of each match this season, NC State starters will be throwing autographed mini-volleyballs into the crowd. Following every set that NC State records an ace, t-shirts will be thrown into the crowd. Also, fans can receive the 2013 team poster as well as schedule card in the lobby of Reynolds Coliseum.
Last season State started the season, 5-0, before a contest against the VCU Rams. In that contest, the Rams handed NC State its first loss of the season by a 3-2 margin. However, after dropping that match the Wolfpack won 10 straight matches to run its record to 15-1 on the season.