College of Coastal Georgia News

Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off New Year of Competition
Posted 08/13/2018 06:00PM

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As classes resume at Coastal Georgia this week, so does the athletic season. A 22-match volleyball tournament – the Mariner Invitational – starts the 2018-19 campaign. The Mariner Invitational takes place on Friday and Saturday at Coastal Georgia's Coffin Gym and Brunswick High School's auxiliary gymnasium.

Coastal Georgia plays four matches in the season-opening tournament, all of which will be at Coffin Gym.

General admission to the Mariner Invitational includes a two-day pass for $20, and a one-day pass for $10. Admission is free to Coastal Georgia students, faculty and staff with a valid college ID. Passes are valid at both venues. Only cash will be accepted at Brunswick High School.

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Volleyball hosts Mariner Invitational
vs. Mayville State – Friday, Aug. 17 || 9 a.m. || Brunswick, Ga. || Coffin Gym
vs. Point – Friday, Aug. 17 || 1:30 p.m. || Brunswick, Ga. || Coffin Gym
vs. Tennessee Wesleyan – Friday, Aug. 17 || 6 p.m. || Brunswick, Ga. || Coffin Gym
vs. Reinhardt – Saturday, Aug. 17 || 6 p.m. || Brunswick, Ga. || Coffin Gym

The Teams: Coastal Georgia (0-0); Mayville State (0-0); Point (0-0); Tennessee Wesleyan (0-0); Reinhardt (0-0).

Other Notable Teams Competing: Hastings (0-0; 2016 NAIA National Champion, 2017 NAIA National Tournament Elimination Game participant).

About: The 2018 season officially gets underway during one of the opening matches of the Mariner Invitational... Coastal Georgia plays three matches on the opening day... Although this is the fifth time in the program's eight years of hosting the Mariner Invitational, it is the first time Coastal Georgia has opened the season on its home court.

Key Players (stats from 2017): Coastal Georgia – MB Kyra White (2017 AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention, 3.03 kills/set, 16 block solos), Alexis Downey (2017 First-Team All-Sun Conference, 64.0 total blocks, 52 block assists). Mayville State – OH Hannah Bliss (366 kills, 3.10 kills/set), MH Cassidy Miller (114 total blocks, 97 block assists, 0.97 blocks/set). Point – RS Charlotte Havrisik (2.4 kills/set), Jordan Bemis (2.6 kills/set). Tennessee Wesleyan – RS Sydney Ritten (2.3 kills/set), OH Marjorie Smith (2/2 kills/set). Reinhardt – Tessa Colden (3.84 kills/set, 3.35 digs/set, 38 aces).

Series: Coastal Georgia vs. Mayville StateFirst Meeting. Coastal Georgia vs. PointFirst Meeting. Coastal Georgia vs. Tennessee WesleyanFirst Meeting. Coastal Georgia vs. Reinhardt First Meeting.

Full Mariner Invitational Schedule:
Court 1 – at Coastal Georgia's Coffin Gym (Friday Matches)
9 a.m. - Coastal Georgia vs. Mayville State
11 a.m. - Hastings vs. Warner
1:30 p.m. - Coastal Georgia vs. Point
3:30 p.m. - Reinhardt vs. Hastings
6 p.m. - Coastal Georgia vs. Tennessee Wesleyan
8 p.m. - Mayville State vs. Tennessee Wesleyan

Court 2 – at Brunswick High School (Friday Matches)
9 a.m. - West Virginia Tech vs. Reinhardt
11 a.m. - Life vs. St. Francis
1:30 p.m. - West Virginia Tech vs. Faulkner
3:30 p.m. - Mayville State vs. Warner
6 p.m. - Life vs. Faulkner
8 p.m. - St. Francis vs. Point

Court 1 – at Coastal Georgia's Coffin Gym (Saturday Matches)
9 a.m. - West Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee Wesleyan
11 a.m. - Tennessee Wesleyan vs. Life
1:30 p.m. - St. Francis vs. West Virginia Tech
3:30 p.m. - Warner vs. Reinhardt
6 p.m. - Coastal Georgia vs. Reinhardt

Court 2 – at Brunswick High School (Saturday Matches)
9 a.m. - Hastings vs. St. Francis
11 a.m. - Hastings vs. Point
1:30 p.m. - Faulkner vs. Mayville State
3:30 p.m. - Faulkner vs. Point
6 p.m. - Life vs. Warner

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