MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University volleyball team will warm up for its regular season opener this Saturday when the Mountaineers square off against each other in the annual Gold-Blue Scrimmage at 4 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.
Following the scrimmage, coach Jill Kramer and her squad will host a free youth clinic for children eighth grade or younger. Participants will receive on-court instructions and tips from the Mountaineers, who will also sign autographs.
WVU will look to build upon one of the most successful seasons in program history after compiling 20 wins for the first time since 1991 in 2013. In addition to the libero the Mountaineers return five of six starters, a group that will be highlighted by Big-12 Preseason Team honoree Jordan Anderson
“Our Gold-Blue Scrimmage is a great opportunity for our players to get to showcase all they have been working on since last season,” said Kramer, who enters her fifth season at WVU. “It also gives the newcomers an idea of what it’s like to put on the jersey and go play a match in the Coliseum. I expect this match to be very competitive - one that die hard Mountaineer fans won’t want to miss.”
The Mountaineers officially open the season Friday, August 29, when they play host to No.9-ranked BYU at 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum as part of the Gold & Blue Player’s Challenge.