Tar Heels Set To Host Carolina Classic
Sept. 6, 2007
Chapel Hill, N.C. - The North Carolina volleyball team will play its first home match of the season on Friday at 7:30 p.m. when the Tar Heels take on Villanova in the third game of the Carolina Classic. Carolina is coming off an 0-3 weekend at the Mortar Board Premier but is prepared to protect its home floor against Villanova on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and then Western Kentucky (noon) and American (7 p.m.) on Saturday.
Villanova and Western Kentucky will open up the 2007 version of the Carolina Classic at 1 p.m. on Friday. Western Kentucky will return to the floor at 5 p.m. to take on American before the Tar Heels take the floor for their home opener against Villanova at 7:30 p.m. Carolina will begin Saturday's day of competition when the Tar Heels will meet the Lady Toppers of Western Kentucky at noon. The UNC vs. WKU match can be seen on ACC Select.
Villanova will take on American at 2 p.m. before the Tar Heels and American will take center stage for the final match of the tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday evening.
Carolina has an 11-1 overall record against American (6-0), Villanova (2-1), and Western Kentucky (3-0). The most recent meeting between the Tar Heels and any of their opponents was 2001 when UNC beat Villanova 3-0. Carolina won a 3-1 decision against American in 1999 and have not faced Western Kentucky since 1987 when they won 3-1.
Last year at the Carolina Classic Wichita State claimed the title with a 2-1 record, its only defeat coming at the hands of the Tar Heels, 3-2. Brianna Eskola was named to the all-tournament team for Carolina. The Tar Heels were 1-2 in the tournament against the College of Charleston, Illinois and Wichita State.
The Tar Heels enter with a 2-4 mark on the season, while Western Kentucky owns a 6-1 record, followed by American with a 4-3 mark and Villanova with an even 2-2 record.
Fans can follow all of the tournament action with Gametracker for each and every match. The links can be found on the Carolina Classic Tournament Page which is located on the volleyball page as well as the top of this page.