CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Head Coach Gokhan Yilmaz has announced four dates on the 2014 spring schedule for the Charlotte 49ers volleyball team. Charlotte will participate in three tournaments hosted by ACC schools while welcoming a pair of in-state rivals at Halton Arena.
The Niners will open up this weekend at N.C. State’s spring tournament playing in four matches consisting of two sets to 25. Charlotte will open up at 10:00 a.m. with Virginia Tech before taking on Campbell at 12:00 p.m. The day will wrap up with the host Wolfpack at 2:00 p.m. and Liberty at 3:00 p.m. All four matches for Charlotte will be on court one inside the Reynolds Coliseum.
Next Saturday, March 29th, the Niners will host Winthrop and UNC Greensboro inside Halton Arena. The spring season will wrap up on Saturday, April 5th at Georgia Tech and Saturday, April 12th at North Carolina.
The spring season gives everyone a chance to work on improvements needed from the fall, in preparation for the 2014 season.
“These tournaments will give us the opportunity to see the specific things we need to work on,” commented Yilmaz. “The N.C. State tournament will give us the opportunity to play against a couple of ACC teams as well as two of our in-state rivals.”
Claire Kreuz returns as Charlotte’s top hitter with 253 kills in the fall averaging 2.46 per set. Britney Leigh Held assisted 1,115 times averaging 10.52 per set while libero Michelle Hovey is back after 556 digs.
“The spring is all about improving as individuals and as a team,” remarked Yilmaz. “We are trying to improve our individual skills, ball control and transition game. We want to set a good foundation leading in to the fall season.”