Friday, 22 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

VB Preview: Lipscomb (Exhibition) – University of Tennessee Athletics

VB Preview: Lipscomb (Exhibition) - University of Tennessee Athletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee volleyball will see its first action of the 2023 campaign on Friday night, as the Lady Vols head to the state capital to take on Lipscomb for an exhibition at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT at Allen Arena.
The cost of admission is $5 for anyone 12 and older, but fans can get in for free if you follow the Lipscomb Volleyball Instagram account otherwise tickets can be bought HERE. Fans are able to park for free in garages P1 and P2 (parking map) beside Allen Arena, which is building 45 on the map.
If you’re interested in watching the match online, it will be live streamed on ESPN+ with Justin Seamon (play-by-play) and Sami Rubal (color) on the call.

Next Wednesday, the Lady Vols will host their Orange & White Scrimmage and Rowdies Round-Up at Thompson-Boling Arena. Admission is free for all fans.
Tennessee welcomes Marist, Texas State and UT Martin to Rocky Top for the season’s opening weekend on August 25-26. The Big Orange will play three matches over the two-day tournament, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET against Texas State. The Lady Vols play twice on Saturday, starting at 12:30 p.m. with Marist before closing out the weekend at 6:30 p.m. against UT Martin.
2023 Roster Breakdown

  • The 2023 edition of Tennessee volleyball looks to be a fun one with plenty of big-time matchups in store and a cast of talented student-athletes ready to compete.
  • With a roster of 21 student-athletes, the Lady Vols boast one on of the deepest squads in the league. Head coach Eve Rackham Watt and her staff will have plenty of options at each position this season.
  • In total, there are 12 returners from a year ago, including five starters and the libero, while four transfers arrived on Rocky Top with a combined 15 seasons of Division I experience. Three of the four will be playing in their fifth season thanks to the extra COVID year. Rounding out the roster, UT brought in five freshmen from around the country.
  • Tennessee will be led by Morgahn Fingall, who earned All-America honors last season as one of the nation’s top attackers. Between Fingall, Erykah Lovett and Jenaisya Moore, the Big Orange enjoys a formidable group of outside hitters.
  • Moore was the highlight of this transfer class, arriving in Knoxville after four seasons at Ohio State.  Lovett was a huge addition from the transfer portal last season, when she totaled 379 kills, 312 digs and 13 double-doubles as a sophomore.
  • With the departures of middle…

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