Volleyball Completes Indy Invite


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
April 07, 2014 02:15 PM
Jill Kramer
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia volleyball team completed its second spring tournament this past weekend at the seventh annual Indy Collegiate Invitational in Plainsfield, Ind.
 
“They put on a great volleyball tournament and there were a lot of great teams present,” says coach Jill Kramer. “We had a great start to our day. I’m glad we’ve been able to both change our lineup around and also play some great competition this spring.”
 
The Mountaineers faced off with Purdue, Illinois, IUPUI and Lipscomb on Saturday, finishing with two splits and two defeats.
 
Three of WVU's four opponents earned a spot in last season’s NCAA Tournament, with Purdue advancing to the Elite Eight and Illinois advancing to the Sweet 16.
 
“Illinois is a Sweet 16 team and Purdue is an Elite Eight team. Getting to play that type of competition is great for us. It gave us an idea of some things we really need to work on,” Kramer says. “This type of competition we saw this past weekend is more like the competition we’re going to see in the Big 12. We need that year-around.”
 
West Virginia will hold its first, and only, home spring tournament this Saturday, April 12, beginning at 10 a.m., at the WVU Coliseum. More information regarding the tournament can be found later in the week at WVUSports.com.
 
 



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