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Lady Flames Announce Spring Volleyball Schedule

March 15, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Lara Bartolomeo will be one of two seniors on the 2007 Liberty volleyball roster.

Lara Bartolomeo will be one of two seniors on the 2007 Liberty volleyball roster.

The Liberty Lady Flames volleyball team, currently preparing for the 2007 season, will participate in a trio of competitions this spring, it was announced today. These include Saturday tournaments at the University of Virginia and VCU and a scrimmage versus the Liberty club men's volleyball team at the Vines Center. 

Liberty, coached by Shane Pinder, will open its spring slate on March 24 with a trip to Virginia for a tournament. The following week, fans of the Lady Flames will be able to see the team in action at the Vines Center on March 29. Liberty will match up with the men's club volleyball team at 6 p.m. that evening in a contest which is free and open to the public. A tournament at VCU on April 7 will round out the spring schedule for the Lady Flames. 

The Lady Flames are optimistic about the coming season after going 9-5 in Big South Conference matches and earning the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament this past fall. Many key players return from last year's squad, including setter Kallie Corbin, the Big South Freshman of the Year and the VaSID State Rookie of the Year. The team's two seniors in 2007 will be Mary Alice Pike, who enjoyed a breakthrough season at right-side hitter and Lara Bartolomeo, whose 494 digs at the libero spot marked the fourth-highest single-season total in school history. Junior outside hitter Jessica Nelson and freshman middle blocker/right-side hitter Kirstyn Sanders return from injury and are expected to bolster the Liberty line-up.

2007 Liberty Volleyball Spring Schedule

March 24 - at University of Virginia
vs. St. Francis - 10 a.m.
vs. UNC Greensboro - Noon
William & Mary - 1 p.m.
vs. Georgetown - 4 p.m.

March 29 - Liberty Club Men's Volleyball Team - 6 p.m. (Vines Center)

April 7 - at VCU
vs. James Madison - 11 a.m.
vs. VCU Alumni - Noon
vs. Hampton - 3 p.m.
vs. VCU - 4 p.m.