March 22, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina volleyball team is gearing up for the spring portion of its schedule with a pair of away tournaments and a home match against Big 12 member West Virginia University. The schedule features teams from the Big 12, ACC, SEC, SoCon, A-Sun and MEAC.
The Chanticleers, who advanced to the Big South Conference Tournament Championship match this past season, will open their spring slate with a home match against West Virginia on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The Chants are 1-0 all-time against West Virginia during regular season play having defeated the Mountaineers 3-0 in 2004 at the Flyer Invitational in Dayton, Ohio.
Coastal will then travel to the University of South Carolina for a one-day tournament on Saturday, March 30. The Chants will take on South Carolina, Georgia Southern, South Carolina State and South Carolina Upstate. Coastal took on both South Carolina and South Carolina State during the 2012 regular season. CCU fell to USC 3-0 at home and to S.C. State 3-2 at the Big Orange Bash hosted by Clemson.
CCU’s final tournament of the spring will take place Saturday, April 13 at N.C. State. The Chants will battle host N.C. State, Duke and North Carolina. Both N.C. State and North Carolina advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2012. The Tar Heels finished the 2012 campaign ranked 18th in RPI while N.C State finished ranked 44th and Duke ended up in 80th.
The Chants return all but two members from the 2012 squad and will add three talented freshmen in the fall.