Volleyball team gets 2008 underway in Cincinnati

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech volleyball team is in Cincinnati this weekend to open the 208 season with three matches in the UC Bearcat Invitational.

Head coach John Blair's team begins the year with a 4 p.m. match (CDT) against Marshall University on Friday. Play continues Saturday with a noon CDT match against Cincinnati, and wraps up against Wright State at 3 p.m. CDT.

Seniors Kappy Lang and Caitlin Bullock have been selected as co-captains for a team picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference race this season. The tournament at UC is the first of three straight weekends of tournament action for the Golden Eagles, who will play at Ball State next weekend (Sept. 5-6) and Western Kentucky on Sept. 12-13.

Tech's first home match in Eben Center is Sept. 19 against OVC foe Austin Peay.