UNCW beach volleyball to host lone home event this weekend

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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.

UNCW hosts its lone tournament this spring over the weekend. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics
UNCW hosts its lone tournament this spring over the weekend. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics

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

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