Volleyball to Host Two C-USA Opponents This Weekend
Oct. 15, 2003
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis volleyball team (19-2 overall, 2-1 C-USA) will host a pair of Conference USA opponents and will offer fans two different promotions for the weekend.
Memphis will open its C-USA home stand against UAB at 7 p.m. Friday. The Blazers bring a 9-12 overall mark and a 2-2 league mark with them to Friday's match.
Led by senior outside Martina Shields, UAB is looking to snap a three-match losing streak following home losses to Tulane and Southern Miss, the league co-leaders in their league home opener, and a non-conference loss at Ole Miss, Tuesday. Shields, a pre-season all-conference honoree has already surpassed the 1,000 career kills mark and is currently seventh in school history with 1,228 kills. Shields is also in the career top 10 in attacks and digs and set tied for seventh in school history with 457 kills last season.
All youth wearing a volleyball jersey will receive free admission to both Friday's and Saturday's matches, and fans who purchase tickets for Friday's UAB match, will receive a coupon for free admission to Saturday's match against USF.
The Bulls are trying to overcome the graduation of two-time player of the year Michele Collier and the league's setter of the year Alesandra Domingos. USF is also without junior middle Rachel Jobes, who suffered an injury earlier in the season.
Both matches will start at 7 p.m. and are played in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on the campus of the U of M.