Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team, under the direction of head coach Leo Uzcategui who is beginning his fourth season on the UB bench, will open their 2012 season on Saturday, September 1 when they face Felician College in the American International Tournament in Springfield, Massachusetts. UB will play a total of four matches in the season-opening AIC Tournament on September 1 and 2.
The Purple Knights' home opener will take place on Friday, September 8 when UB hosts Saint Anselm College at 2:00 p.m. in Hubbell Gym. Bridgeport will open its 2012 ECC home schedule on Tuesday, October 2 versus Mercy College.
The UB volleyball program is coming off a history-making 2011 season. Last year, the Purple Knights posted a 21-8 overall record and went 10-4 in East Coast Conference play and captured the program's first-ever NCAA Division II East Regional Championship advancing to the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Elite Eight.