The University of Illinois Springfield volleyball team hit the road for nearly the first month of the 2015 season. However, this season it will enjoy the luxury of playing at home early.
The Prairie Stars are opening the 2016 season by hosting the inaugural Capital Classic Sept. 2-3 at The Recreation and Athletic Center.
The six-team field includes Ohio Valley, Upper Iowa, University of West Alabama, Wayne State and William Jewell.
“We wanted to host because this is the first official weekend of play,” UIS coach Trey Salinas said.
The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on June 17, 2016.
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