Patriots host UNCP for volleyball and soccer this week

Patriots host UNCP for volleyball and soccer this week

Both the Francis Marion University women's volleyball and women's soccer teams will play host to local-Peach Belt Conference rival UNC Pembroke this week.

The two schools will square off on the volleyball court on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Smith University Center.  Admission is free.

FMU and UNCP will then meet in women's soccer action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field in the Griffin Athletic Complex.  General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students with Francis Marion students being admitted free with identification.

The soccer match will be streamed live online courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.

The Patriot volleyball team is 5-9 overall and 1-3 in the Peach Belt, while UNCP is 3-13 and 0-4. Francis Marion leads the all-time series 49-33, including a sweep of last season's two meetings.

Tuesday's volleyball match will also be the 1500th in the 44-year history of the Francis Marion program.  FMU has an all-time record of 825-674 for a winning percentage of .550.  FMU defeated then Pembroke State University 15-2, 15-7 in the program's first-ever match in the fall of 1973.

The FMU women's soccer team is 3-4-0 overall and 0-3-0 in the PBC, while the Braves are 5-3-0 and 3-1-0. 

Francis Marion leads the all-time women's soccer series with UNCP 6-1-0 and in the process has outscored the Braves 18-8.