UCF Volleyball Concludes Non-Conference Schedule at Chattanooga Classic

GO KNIGHTS Rachel Vukson and the Knights are set to play three matches at the Chattanooga Classic.
Rachel Vukson and the Knights are set to play three matches at the Chattanooga Classic.

Sept. 16, 2010

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By Sarah Tarasewicz

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF volleyball team is set to conclude its non-conference slate when it participates in the Chattanooga Classic this weekend. The Knights will take James Madison Friday at 5 p.m., before wrapping up play in the tournament Saturday with matches against Chattanooga and Belmont at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

The Black and Gold enter the Chattanooga Classic with a 7-2 record on the season after posting a 1-2 record while hosting the Courtyard by Marriott/UCF Classic at The Venue at UCF last weekend.

UCF is led offensively by junior Kristin Fisher (Clearwater, Fla.) who currently ranks No. 13 nationally with a 4.55 kills-per-set average. Defensively, sophomore libero Meredith Murphy (Austin, Texas) paces the Black and Gold with 131 digs and a 4.23 digs-per-set average.

James Madison enters the Chattanooga Classic with a 7-3 overall record after posting three-consecutive shutouts against Loyola, Delaware State and Lehigh last weekend while hosting the JMU Invitational, before falling to Liberty Tuesday on the road. The Knights and the Dukes are even, 1-1, in the all-time series, with their last meeting coming in 994.

Chattanooga has struggled early in the season, coming into the weekend with 3-8 record on the year. Last weekend, the Mocs posted a 2-2 record at the UNF Invitational in Jacksonville, defeating Illinois Chicago and Troy and falling to North Florida and Charleston Southern. The Black and Gold is a perfect 4-0 all-time vs. Chattanooga.

The Knights conclude the weekend Saturday afternoon against a Belmont team that travels to Tennessee with a 4-8 overall record after falling to Lipscomb Tuesday at home. During the season, the Bruins have posted wins over Miami, JSU, Weber State and Connecticut. UCF holds a flawless 4-0 record in the all-time series vs. Belmont.

Free live stats are available for every match of the Chattanooga Classic, while live video is also available for all matches for a minimal fee.

Season tickets are now available for purchase for only $30 online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) UCF-1000. The Knights are set to host 13 regular-season matches at The Venue at UCF this season, which includes 10 Conference USA contests.