Aug. 25, 2010
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Welcome to the Badger Volleyball Insider, a service of BuckyMail and your source for news on the Wisconsin volleyball team. Once a week during the season you’ll get news from around the Web and official reports from associate director of athletic communications Diane Nordstrom delivered to your email in-box. If you’re a Wisconsin volleyball fan, this is your ultimate resource for news and features.
BADGERS OPEN THE SEASON ON THE ROAD The Badgers (0-0) open the 2010 season on the road, competing at the William & Mary Tribe Invitational on Friday and Saturday. All matches will be played in Kaplan Arena at William & Mary Hall in Williamsburg, Va.
Wisconsin, which plays four matches at the tournament, opens play on Friday, taking on Winthrop (19-11 in 2009) at 9 a.m. CT. The Badgers also face host William & Mary (18-11) on Friday at 6 p.m. CT. On Saturday, UW challenges Connecticut (14-17) and Seton Hall (12-19) at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY Wisconsin will be looking to continue the Big Ten’s streak of winning the Tribe Invitational as Ohio State won the 2009 title. William & Mary won its own tournament in 2008.
FOLLOW THE BADGERS AT WILLIAM & MARY Free video and live stats of all matches at the Tribe Invitational will be available at TribeAthletics.com. You can also follow the free live in-game blog by UW associate athletic communications director Diane Nordstrom on UWBadgers.com.
MALONEY PLAYS IN HOME STATE Redshirt sophomore Kelsey Maloney will play in her home state of Virginia for the first time since her senior year of high school. The 6-3 middle blocker hails from Centreville, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C., and numerous friends and family will be traveling nearly three hours to watch her play.
TOURING THE NATION’S CAPITAL Following Saturday evening’s match vs. Seton Hall, the Badgers will head to Washington, D.C., where they will have chance to check out the monuments and museums before returning to Madison on Sunday. Be sure to check UWBadgers.com for photos and Twitter for updates.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE You can still purchase season tickets for 2010. Reserved courtside seats are only $45 for all 14 home matches. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for youth and senior citizens.
- A Family Season Ticket Plan is $75, which provides general admission tickets to four people.
- UW students may purchase a Red Card for $25, which provides admission to seven Badger sports.
- Season parking, in lots 16 or 17, is available for $70.
To purchase your tickets, log on to Volleyball Central.com.
UWBADGERS.COM COVERAGE Check out all of the preseason coverage on UWBadgers.com with videos, photo galleries and stories.
UW 6-5 IN SEASON OPENERS UNDER WAITE Wisconsin is 6-5 under Coach Pete Waite in 11 season openers, including a 3-2 mark on the road. The Badgers last opened on the road in 2008, defeating Western Carolina at the Kentucky Classic in Lexington to begin the season. UW went on to win the tournament with a 3-0 mark.
WHITE DEFEATS CARDINAL IN INTRASQUAD Led by a match-high 12 kills from freshman Elise Walch, the White squad beat the Cardinal squad 2-1 in the intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday in the UW Field House. The White team won 25-18, 25-17, 20-25.
“Overall, it was a very young group we started with,“ said UW coach Pete Waite. “We had four freshmen starters out there on the team. It was great for them to get used to the crowd and all of our fans.”
Read the entire match story and check out the boxscore here.
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