FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University women’s volleyball team will open its 2005 season this weekend by playing host to the 10-team Joseph B. DuRant Memorial Invitational Tournament, Friday and Saturday in the Smith University Center.
Matches will begin at noon on Friday and continue through 9 p.m. Saturday’s play will start at 9 a.m. and continue through 7 p.m.
On Friday, FMU will meet North Carolina Central University at 2 p.m. and California University of Pennsylvania at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Francis Marion will play Barton College at 11 a.m. and Wingate University at 3 p.m.
Other teams in the tournament are Coker College, the State University of West Georgia, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, USC Aiken, and Lenoir-Rhyne College.
FMU returns all six starters from last year’s 21-14 squad.
Daily admission to the tournament is $3 for adults and $2 for students.
2005 Joseph B. DuRant Memorial Invitational Volleyball Tournament
FRIDAY: Court 1 Court 2
12:00 pm California (Pa.) vs Coker West Georgia vs Lenoir-Rhyne
2:00 pm FMU vs N.C. Central Wingate vs Barton
4:00 pm N.C. Central vs Coker
6:00 pm FMU vs California (Pa.) 5:00 pm St. Andrews vs West Georgia
8:00 pm St. Andrews vs Wingate 7:00 pm Barton vs Lenoir-Rhyne
SATURDAY: Court 1 Court 2
9:00 am St. Andrews vs California (Pa.) Coker vs West Georgia
11:00 am FMU vs Barton Wingate vs N.C. Central
1:00 pm California (Pa.) vs USC Aiken Coker vs Lenoir-Rhyne
3:00 pm FMU vs Wingate West Georgia vs Barton
5:00 pm USC Aiken vs Lenoir-Rhyne N.C. Central vs St. Andrews