Volleyball seasons begins August 27

April Emory
August 26, 2005The Elizabeth City State University Lady Viking volleyball team will open up the 2005-2006 athletic season on Saturday August 27th at 2 pm in the RL Vaughan Center. The Lady Vikings will take on the University of the District of Columbia Lady Firebirds in the first to open up their 2005 schedule. UDC will be looking to avenge two losses suffered at the hands of ECSU last season. In their season opener, the Lady Viking swept the Lady Firebirds 3-0 on September 4, 2004. The rematch in Washington, DC yielded the same result with ECSU prevailing 3-1. Experience will be on the side of ECSU as they lost only one from last season's squad. Returning will be Kesha Neal (Senior, Chesapeake, VA), Tara Blakeney (Junior, Monroe, NC), Marquita Perkins (Junior, Bethel, NC) and Shameka Leach (Junior, High Point, NC). The 2005 season will also boast the first recruiting class of second year head coach Linda Bell. The match is slated to begin a 2 pm in the RL Vaughan Center. Admission is free. The full schedule for the Lady Vikings Volleyball team follows. The date of the game appears first, followed by the opponent, the location of the came and the time the action begins: August 27, District of Columbia, Elizabeth City, NC, 2pm August 30, Shaw University, Elizabeth City, NC, 6pm September 7, Saint Paul's College, Elizabeth City, NC, 6 pm September 13, Virginia Union University,Richmond, VA, 6 pm September 16-18, CIAA Volleyball Round-Up, Fayetteville, NC, T.B.A September 23-24, Winston-Salem St. Tournament, Winston-Salem, NC,T.B.A. September 28, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA,6 pm September 30,Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC,6 pm October 4,Virginia State University, Elizabeth City, NC, 6 pm October 6, District of Columbia, Washington, DC,6 pm October 7, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, 5 pm October 10, Bowie State University,Elizabeth City, NC, 6 pm October 12, Saint Paul's College, Lawrenceville, VA, 6 pm October 14, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, 6 pm October 25, Virginia Union University, Elizabeth City, NC, 6 pm October 28, Chowan College,Elizabeth City, NC, 6 pm November 4-6, 2005 CIAA Volleyball Championships TBA--time will be announced later