CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team will welcome Winthrop and UNC Greensboro hosting the Charlotte Volleyball Spring Tournament on Saturday, March 29th beginning at 10:00 a.m. All matches will be played inside Halton Arena.
Saturday’s action will feature six different matches as all team will play each other twice resulting in four total matches. All matches will consist of two sets playing to 25 starting at 10 and continuing every hour with a full field lunch break scheduled during the 1:00 p.m. hour. Charlotte got its first taste of competitive action last weekend playing in N.C. State’s spring tournament.
“Our team showed improvement in some areas but struggles on others,” commented Head Coach Gokhan Yilmaz in reference to last weekend. “We are still trying to learn what it takes to create a good team and a winning culture. I was happy to see we competed well in couple of the sets we played last weekend.”
Winthrop wrapped up the 2013 fall season 17-13 overall finish at .500 (7-7) in Big South Conference play. UNC Greensboro also finished 2013 at 17-13 going 10-6 in Southern Conference action. Neither of the three teams competed against each other during the regular season.
Saturday will mark the only time fans will be able to get a sneak peak of the Niners in action before next season. Charlotte will open up the 2014 regular season sometime in late August.
“This will be an excellent opportunity for our fans to get out and see how the future of Charlotte Volleyball looks,” continued Yilmaz. “UNC Greensboro and Winthrop will bring difference styles of play and challenge us. We want to see how much we have improved from the first tournament to the second.”
CHARLOTTE VOLLEYBALL SPRING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
10:00AM CHARLOTTE – WINTHROP
11:00AM CHARLOTTE – UNC GREENSBORO
12:00PM UNC GREENSBORO – WINTHROP
2:00PM CHARLOTTE – WINTHROP
3:00PM CHARLOTTE – UNC GREENSBORO
4:00PM UNC GREENSBORO – WINTHROP