Tarleton set to host premier volleyball tournament in wake of east coast cancellations


STEPHENVILLE – After the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the east coast, Tarleton is set to host one of the top NCAA Division II tournaments in the country in Stephenville this weekend. The Texans, who are currently ranked No. 10 in the nation, will host four other nationally-ranked teams in a six-team, three-day event inside Wisdom Gym.

Details were finalized early Wednesday morning to begin the tournament Thursday evening with back-to-back contests and extend into Friday and Saturday. The Texans will take the court on Friday and Saturday only. The complete tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 5
5 p.m.              West Alabama vs. #2 Cal State-San Bernardino
7:30 p.m.         #19 Cal State-LA vs. #6 Minnesota-Duluth

Friday, September 6
9 a.m.              West Alabama vs. #14 Rockhurst
11:30 a.m.       #10 Tarleton vs. #19 Cal State-LA
2 p.m.              #2 Cal State-San Bernardino vs. #6 Minnesota-Duluth
4:30 p.m.         #14 Rockhurst vs. #19 Cal State-LA
7 p.m.              #10 Tarleton vs. West Alabama

Saturday, September 7
9 a.m.              West Alabama vs. #19 Cal State-LA
11:30 a.m.       #10 Tarleton vs. #14 Rockhurst
2 p.m.              #6 Minnesota-Duluth vs. West Alabama
4:30 p.m.         #10 Tarleton vs. #2 Cal State-San Bernardino
7 p.m.              #14 Rockhurst vs. #6 Minnesota-Duluth

All games will be free of charge. There will be a free live online stream courtesy of the Tarleton Sports Network online at TarletonSports.com/Watch. Links to live stats and video can be found on the Tournament Central page at https://tarletonsports.com/feature/TexanInvitational2019.

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