COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls volleyball team will spend the 2018 opening weekend in Jackson, Miss. at the Belhaven University Volleyball Tournament. The two-day tournament will begin on Friday, August 31 and will feature matches between the host Belhaven, Central Baptist University, and your MUW Owls.
The W spent last weekend at the University of West Alabama testing their skills at the UWA Exhibition Tournament. The Owls fought hard and appeared to be a much improved team than the one that closed out the 2017 season.
With a well-rounded preseason, the Owls hope to have just what it takes to collect a few wins this weekend. With two matches against Belhaven and two against Central Baptist, Owls coach Roxanne Hernandez has seen her team work hard this week to prepare.
"Our focus this week has been on offense," Hernandez explained. "Overall (the exhibition tournament) was a good learning experience for the players and we saw we need to work on speed and hitting."
Looking to this weekend Hernandez said, "We have seen Belhaven before so we know what to expect there. We haven't really had a chance to see Central Baptist play but the biggest challenge will be the mental toughness and being able to push."
The Owls first match will be Friday against Belhaven at 3 p.m. Come out and support the Owls Volleyball team as they look to open the 2018 season.
If you cannot make the drive to Jackson, you can follow the live action: HERE.