Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina's volleyball team will host a preseason cookout and the Purple & Gold scrimmage on Saturday afternoon in the Ramsey Center Auxiliary Gymnasium. Festivities get underway around 12:30 pm with free food to the first 100 fans with the scrimmage slated to begin at approximately 1:00 pm.
The event is both open and free to the public. Fans are encouraged to park in the Creek Lot across from the Ramsey Center.
"We are really looking forward to the scrimmage on Saturday and are excited to give our fans a preview of this year's team," said WCU head coach Karen Glover. "I think we have had a strong preseason. This scrimmage will give us a good sense of the progress we've made and what areas we need to work on before our season-opening tournament at Central Florida."
Western Carolina opens regular season play on Friday, Aug. 29 in tournament action in Orlando, Fla., in the Radisson UCF Invitational. The Catamounts face Florida International at Noon on Aug. 29, before facing the host Knights at the Venue at UCF at 7:30 pm. WCU wraps up tournament play against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Aug. 30.
The first home match for the volleyball Catamounts is Tuesday, Sept. 9 against in-state foe, Charlotte, at 7:00 pm in the Ramsey Center main arena.
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