UNCW’s beach volleyball program hosts its lone home event of the season this weekend when Stevenson, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop compete in the UNCW Invitational beginning Saturday at Dig & Dive Grille off Market Street in Wilmington.
The round robin portion of the schedule begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the host Seahawks taking on Stevenson in a dual match. On Sunday, there will be a pairs tournament with all teams competing for a championship. That tournament will also start at 9 a.m.
The tournament field is comprised of three first-year programs and Winthrop, which will compete as an exhibition team.
The Seahawks split their last outing at the Diggin’ Duals in Atlanta, topping Lincoln Memorial and Eckerd before falling to Louisiana Monroe and nationally ranked Georgia State.
Highlighting the UNCW effort in that tournament was the pairing of Ashleigh Crutcher and Maddy Kline. The duo combined to go 4-0 in the number three position in the lineup.
UNCW Invitational schedule
Saturday, April 2
9 a.m. UNCW vs. Stevenson
10:30 a.m. Winthrop vs. Coastal Carolina
12 p.m. Winthrop vs. UNCW
2p.m. Stevenson vs. Coastal Carolina
3:30 p.m. Stevenson vs. Winthrop
5 p.m. Coastal Carolina vs. UNCW