Volleyball scrimmage kicks off athletic season

April Emory
August 25, 2008

The ECSU volleyball team will host a pre-season scrimmage against Barton College on August 26 at the RL Vaughan Center. The Lady Vikings, coming of the most successful finish in school history at 21-11 overall, are the defending CIAA Eastern Division champions. They will return nine members from last year's team which reached the conference semi-finals for the first time in school history. Leading the way will be All-CIAA Pre-Season selections Eva Johnson, Ashley Tarasoff and Xie'Ara Maybank-Smallings. The Lady Vikings and Lady Bulldogs will meet for their scrimmage tomorrow at 6 pm in the RL Vaughan Center. Admission is free. The Lady Vikings will open up their season on the road in a tournament hosted by Limestone College August 29-30 in Gaffney, SC. They will first face Adelphi University Friday afternoon at 3 pm. The 2008-09 athletic season begins officially this weekend when the Mighty Viking football team hosts Chowan University at Roebuck Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. This game will mark the first time the Vikings and Hawks will meet on the gridiron. Since this season is Chowan University's first season as a CIAA member institution, ECSU will be their first conference opponent in football. Although they are located just a short distance away, ECSU and Chowan will be cross division rivals as the Vikings represent the CIAA Eastern Division while the Hawks are a member of the CIAA West. The cost of admission is $10 for the general public, S5 for ECSU faculty and staff with ID and is free to ECSU students with their ID. For a complete listing of ticket prices and other information on ECSU Athletics, visit www.ecsuvikings.com. April J. Emory Sports Information Director Elizabeth City State University 1704 Weeksville Road Campus Box 900 Elizabeth City, NC 27909 252-335-3278 (office) 252-335-3627 (fax) www.ecsuvikings.com