May 8, 2003

Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina University's head volleyball coach Angell Benson released the team's 2003 schedule today. The Catamounts' season features four regular-season tournaments including the fourth annual Catamount Clash, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 5-6. Appearing in the WCU tournament this year are Coastal Carolina, Savannah State and Tennessee State.

Western will start off its season with a three-match tournament at UNC Charlotte where they will play Akron and Florida International, in addition to the 49ers. The weekend after the Cat Clash, WCU heads to Birmingham, Ala., for a tournament at Samford University where they will face Samford, Alabama-Birmingham and South Alabama. The Catamounts close out their tournament schedule at Georgia Tech where they will play the Yellow Jackets, South Florida and Wisconsin.

The team will travel to Asheville to play UNCA on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and host Gardner-Webb on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for the Cats' final two non-conference matches of the season. Starting this fall, WCU will have an 18-match league schedule, beginning at Furman on Tuesday, Sept. 23, due the addition of Elon University to the Southern Conference. Western faced the Phoenix once during the 2002 season, defeating them 3-0. The SoCon Championship will be held in Chattanooga this year from Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23.

Western Carolina University
2003 Volleyball Schedule

Aug. 30-31 UNC-Charlotte Tournament Charlotte, NC Aug. 30 Akron 5:00pm Aug. 31 Charlotte 1:30pm Aug. 31 Florida International 5:00pm Sept. 5-6 Catamount Clash IV Cullowhee, NC Sept. 5 Coastal Carolina 8:00pm Sept. 6 Savannah State 1:00pm Sept. 6 Tennessee State 5:00pm Sept. 12-13 Samford Tournaments Birmingham, AL Sept. 12 Samford 7:00pm Sept. 13 UAB 12:30pm Sept. 13 South Alabama 3:00pm Sept. 16 UNC Asheville Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Sept. 19-20 Georgia Tech Tournament Atlanta, GA Sept. 19 South Florida 5:00pm Sept. 20 Georgia Tech 12:00pm Sept. 20 Wisconsin 5:00pm Sept. 23 Furman * Greenville, SC 7:00pm Sept. 25 Chattanooga * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Sept. 30 East Tennessee State * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Oct. 2 UNC Greensboro * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Oct. 3 Elon * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Oct. 10 College of Charleston * Charleston, SC 7:00pm Oct. 11 Citadel * Charleston, SC 2:00pm Oct. 14 Appalachian * Boone, NC 7:00pm Oct. 17 Georgia Southern * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Oct. 19 Davidson * Cullowhee, NC 2:00pm Oct. 22 Gardner-Webb Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Oct. 28 Wofford * Spartanburg, SC 7:00pm Oct. 30 Chattanooga * Chattanooga, TN 7:00pm Nov. 4 East Tennessee State * Johnson City, TN 6:00pm Nov. 7 Elon * Elon, NC 7:00pm Nov. 8 UNC Greensboro * Greensboro, NC 2:00pm Nov. 11 Appalachian * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Nov. 14 College of Charleston * Cullowhee, NC 7:00pm Nov. 16 Citadel * Cullowhee, NC 2:00pm Nov. 21-23 SoCon Tournament Chattanooga, TN TBA

* - Conference Match