Chattanooga Volleyball To Host Tournament This Weekend
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball program is set to kick off the 2017 spring season this weekend in Maclellan Gymnasium as they host their annual Chattanooga Spring Tournament on Saturday.
Eight total schools will be participating in the tournament including UTC, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Kennesaw State, Georgia State, Tennessee Tech, West Florida and Lee University. The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.
Chattanooga will meet MTSU (9am), West Florida (11am) and Georgia State (2pm) in one side of the pool play. The other pool (GT, KSU, TTU and Lee) will play each other during the day and the top two teams from each pool will move on to advanced pool play beginning at 3 p.m.
"We are really excited for the opportunity to compete against some great teams this Saturday, and to see if what we have been focusing on in our training will translate to the court in match situations against real opponents," said coach Travis Filar. "I really like where we are with our team, as far as our level of work rate, improvement, and fine tuning some of our offensive and defensive systems in the practice gym.
"The best thing about this Saturday will be seeing everything displayed in a very competitive tournament, in addition to seeing all of our student-athletes embrace bigger roles as we are a new team from this past fall."
The spring roster includes a trio seniors in Madison Bergren, Lauren Greenspoon and Maddie Marshall while boasting four junior including Emily Plumlee, Miranda Elpers, Lindsey Farrell and Eden Murray (R-Jr.). The sophomore class features Dani Szczepanski, Bailey Clemons, Mikaela Gauthreaux and Brianna Anderson. Ally Ford and Sarah Root round out the roster as redshirt freshmen. Each student-athletes class reflects their eligibility for the upcoming 2017 fall season.
Next weekend Chattanooga will head to Atlanta, Ga., to participate in the Georgia Tech Spring Tournament and will face Gardner-Webb, Charlotte and tournament-host Georgia Tech all on Saturday, April 1.