Monday, March 30, 2009

UWM Heads To Chicago As Spring Slate Continues

The UWM volleyball team should face plenty of challenges when it heads to Chicago for its second weekend of spring play.

This weekend’s event, the Three Wise Men Tournament at Loyola, features Big Ten foes Michigan State and Iowa as well as Northern Iowa, Valparaiso and Southern Illinois.

The Panthers will open play in Pool 4 with Marquette, Northern Illinois and Eastern Illinois. After a round-robin competition Saturday morning at the Gentile Center, every team will advance to afternoon play based on its performance in the morning.

The morning session will include two sets to 25 points in each match, while the afternoon session will include one, 30-minute timed set for each contest.

UWM opened the competitive portion of the spring season with a home tournament this past weekend. Milwaukee won all three of the sets it played against Green Bay while winning two of the three it played against Northern Illinois.