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Volleyball Alumni Match on Saturday
Contact: Geoff Wiswell
CINCINNATI, Ohio — Fans can get their only preseason look at the defending C-USA champion Cincinnati volleyball team when the Bearcats take on former UC players in the annual alumni match on Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m. in Laurence Gym.
The event is free and open to the public with limited seating available.
The current Bearcats had their first practice in Cincinnati on Thursday after spending over a week playing and practicing in Austria and Slovenia.
“It was a great trip,” said head coach Reed Sunahara. “We got to play teams that are of similar skill level to our Conference USA foes and we got to see what we have. I was real happy with how we played, but we still have a long way to go.”
“The alumni match will be fun ,” said Sunahara. “The alumni team is pretty good and it will be nice for our players to get to play in front of friends and family before we take to the road.”
Players on the alumni team will include two-time all-C-USA honorees Stephanie Meinig and Rachel Beran, three-time honoree Becky Tenkman, 1999 Setter of the Year Annie Gant and four-year letterwinner the former Laura Rekstis, now married to Sunahara.
The Bearcats open the regular season on Aug. 30 when they face Cal Poly, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and host No. 25 Notre Dame at the Shamrock Invitational.