Aug. 30, 2012
By Andrew Jennette
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF volleyball team will take to The Venue at UCF for the first time in 2012 when it hosts the Holiday Inn Select/UCF Classic on Friday and Saturday. The tournament featuring Columbia, Jacksonville and Liberty begins at 11:00 a.m., Friday morning when the Flames take on the Dolphins.
The Knights will kickoff the tournament at 1 p.m., against the Lions for their first of two matches on the day. The nightcap at 8:00 p.m. pits the Black and Gold against in-state rival JU.
UCF will return to the court Saturday evening to conclude the tournament against Liberty at 7 p.m.
The Knights own winning records against all three opponents, and a 42-15 mark all-time against the trio. The only time UCF and Columbia met was in 1997 with the Knights coming away victorious. The Black and Gold also defeated Liberty in the only matchup of the two schools in 2003.
UCF is looking to bounce back after a challenging opening weekend. Redshirt sophomore Marie Reiterova impressed in Tampa by recording three-consecutive double-doubles, including a monster 64-assist, 12-dig effort against USF on Sunday. The 64 assists were the most by a Knight since 2008.
Redshirt junior Angelica Crump picked up where she left off in 2011 as she was named to the USF Invitational All-Tournament team after recorded a team-high 35 kills in three matches. Senior Evija Vilde is coming off a huge Sunday performance with 21 kills on an outstanding .413 attack percentage.
Every match from The Venue this weekend will be available to follow on Gametracker. Live video can be seen through All-Access for UCF matches only.
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