TCU Daily Skiff Thursday, April 8, 2004
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Volleyball team challenges four others in tourney
The volleyball team continues its spring season with a tournament Friday at TCU.

By Matt Turner
Staff Reporter

It may not be volleyball season yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Horned Frog volleyball team from competing.

TCU will hit the court for the second of four consecutive weekend tournaments Friday when they host a spring tournament in the Recreation Center. It is common for teams to play in spring tournaments to continue practicing in the offseason, said Ryan Chambers, a Media Relations spokeswoman.

Head volleyball coach Prentice Lewis said the tournament was an open invitation for anyone who wanted to come play and said the team, currently with only seven players, hopes to get better as individuals.

“We are looking to get in turn for next season and just get better every day,” Lewis said.

The Frogs will play four matches in one day against Baylor, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-San Antonio and Texas-Arlington. North Texas and Tulsa will also be in the tournament but will not face the Frogs.

Lewis said each team will play two games to 30, which is not a complete volleyball match.

The first pair of 14 matches begins at 9 a.m. and will be played simultaneously on two courts. TCU plays Baylor at 9 a.m., SFA at 10 a.m., UTSA at 1 p.m. and UTA at 3 p.m.

Lewis said the team competed in a tournament last weekend at the University of Texas and will then travel to Southern Methodist and then to Arkansas for tournaments in the weeks to follow.

She said she would love for fans to come out and support the volleyball team during the tournament.

TCU finished last season 20-16 and 5-8 in Conference USA play.

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