Volleyball to Open Season at Toledo's Rocket Classic

Aug. 23, 2007

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CINCINNATI - The Xavier volleyball team is set to open its 2007 campaign this weekend at the seventh-annual Rocket Volleyball Classic hosted by the University of Toledo. The Musketeers will face Bradley, Cleveland State, IUPUI and host Toledo in the five-team tournament on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.

The Musketeers open practice just over two weeks ago, welcoming seven returning players as well as six incoming freshmen. A year ago, XU made their ninth consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament appearance and return all but two starters from that squad, including team-leading blocker senior Jill Quayle and junior setter Jenn Welsh.

Xavier was picked to finished third in the A-10 West in voting by league coaches as announced on Tuesday, August 21. XU completed the 2006 campaign with an 18-12 overall record and a 10-3 conference mark.

Rocket Classic Match Schedule:

Friday, Aug. 24
10:00 a.m. - Bradley vs. Cleveland State
12:00 p.m. - Toledo vs. IUPUI
3:00 p.m. - Xavier vs. Bradley
5:00 p.m. - IUPUI vs. Cleveland State
7:30 p.m. - Xavier vs. Toledo

Saturday, Aug. 25
10:00 a.m. - IUPUI vs. Bradley
12:00 p.m. - Xavier vs. Cleveland State
3:00 p.m. - Toledo vs. Bradely
5:00 p.m. - Xavier vs. IUPUI
7:30 p.m. - Toledo vs. Cleveland State