September 1, 2010

Golden Eagles take to the road this weekend at Samford Invitational

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off their first win of the season at home against Belmont, the Tennessee Tech volleyball team is looking to keep things going as it takes part in the Samford Invitational beginning Friday. Tech’s four foes this weekend have a combined 11-1 mark this year.

“We’ll have our work cut out for us this weekend,” head coach John Blair said.
 
The Golden Eagles start the Samford Invitational Friday facing two unbeaten teams as Tech takes on Syracuse at noon and ends the day against the Northwestern State Lady Demons at 3 p.m. Tech is 1-0 all-time against Syracuse with their only meeting ending in a 3-2 win back in 1993. This will be the first meeting between TTU and Northwestern State. Syracuse and Northwestern State each own 3-0 records this season.
 
“Syracuse is a big, strong team and well coached,” Blair said. 
 
Tennessee Tech continues the tournament Saturday against the North Texas Mean Green at noon and finishes the day against the host Samford Bulldogs at 3 p.m. This will be the first meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Mean Green, while Tech owns a 7-3 all-time record against the Bulldogs including a 3-1 win in their last meeting in 2007. North Texas owns a 3-0 record, while Samford is 2-1 heading into the weekend.
 
“The other teams (North Texas, Northwestern State and Samford) all had strong starts and they’ll be looking for more this weekend,” Blair said.