Mason Opens Volleyball Season by Hosting Patriot Invitational

Posted: August 30, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason women’s volleyball team opens its 2002 season at home with the annual Doubletree/Brion’s Grille/Patriot Invitational today and tomorrow in the John Linn Memorial Gymnasium. Scheduled to appear in the weekend tournament along with George Mason are Georgia Tech, Villanova, Rice, and preseason nationally ranked Northern Iowa.

The tournament begins at 11 a.m. today, and the Patriots play their first opponent Rice at 1 p.m. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 18 and seniors 62 and over.

George Mason will continue its 2002 schedule at the Clemson Big Orange Bash on Sept. 6-7 in Clemson, S.C. The Patriots are scheduled to compete against Jacksonville, East Carolina, and Clemson during the weekend event. Colonial Athletic Association play begins at home on Sept. 13 against Virginia Commonwealth.

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