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RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University women's volleyball team will begin conference play this weekend on the road at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round-Up hosted by Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17.
The Lady Bears will open up the weekend with a match against Virginia Union (2-2) on Saturday at 12 noon, followed by action against Lincoln (Pa.) (1-1) at 6 p.m.

Shaw will wrap up the round-up with a battle-tested matchup against Chowan (0-6) at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The Lady Bears (7-2) are coming off a 3-2 victory over St. Andrews Wednesday night. Shaw came back from a 2-0 deficit to win three-straight sets, including a fifth set that went 22-20 in favor of the Lady Bears. Junior outside hitter Kelly Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) leads the pack with 85 kills total (1st in CIAA) and an average of 2.66 kills per set (6th in CIAA).

Amongst the league, junior Saraya Klink (Fuquay-Varina, NC) ranks second with 78 total kills (2.52 kills per set), sophomore Tapanga Moten (New Orleans, LA) is currently fourth in the conference with 65 kills (2.24 kills per set) while junior setter Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, PR) stands third with a 6.06 assists per set average.

Senior Tiffany Brooks (Efland, NC) ranks first among the CIAA in digs (133) for an average of 4.29 digs per set (5th CIAA).

For a complete schedule of the CIAA Round-Up, see below:

Game Schedule September 16, 2017

Time Court Team (Home) Team (Visiting)

12pm Court # 1 Chowan University Saint Augustine's University
12pm Court # 2 Virginia Union University Shaw University

3pm Court #1 Winston-Salem State University Lincoln (Pa.) University
3pm Court #2 Virginia Union University Saint Augustine's University

6pm Court #1 Winston-Salem State University Chowan University
6pm Court #2 Shaw University Lincoln (Pa.) University


Game Schedule September 17, 2017

Time Court Team (Home) Team (Visiting)

11am Court # 1
Court # 2 Winston-Salem State University
Shaw University Virginia Union University
Chowan University
1pm Court # 1 Saint Augustine's University Lincoln (Pa.) University


Following this weekend's action, Shaw will return action at Livingstone on Sept. 21 before coming home to host Lees McCrae for "Family Night" on Sept. 22. Both matches are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

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