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Green Bay Tunes Up for 2013 at Open Scrimmage

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: August 24, 2013
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By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Less than one week away from its regular season opener, the Green Bay volleyball team held an open scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center, giving fans their first look at new head coach Michaela Franklin’s 2013 squad.

The Phoenix began the event with a series of wash drills and then wrapped up the scrimmage by splitting into two teams and playing a set to 25. Green Bay also hosted a free clinic following the scrimmage for kids in eighth grade or younger, teaching them a variety of skills.

"I think it was definitely nice to get in front of our fans, family and friends, get the bright lights on, get the pump-up music going and put the jerseys on," Franklin said. "It was also nice to switch things up a little bit. We've been having two to three practices a day, so it was nice to do something a little different."

Despite the demanding practice schedule this preseason, Franklin said she was pleased with her team's energy level on Saturday.

“I was pretty impressed by the energy that our team brought today,” Franklin said. "We had two practices yesterday and I could tell that we were a little tired, so I was curious to see what we were going to bring today. It was nice to see that we could fight through it because there are going to be times this season that we're going to be tired and fatigued. We have to learn to push through that and compete."

Green Bay heads to DeKalb, Ill., next weekend for the season-opening Northern Illinois University Invitational, where it will play the host Huskies on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Ohio State and Liberty on Saturday.


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Schedule Sponsor
Saturday , November 01
Women's Basketball 
vs. Michigan Tech (Exhibition)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Thursday , November 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Saturday , November 15
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
Monday , November 17
Women's Basketball 
at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tenn.
Wednesday, November 19
Women's Basketball 
at Purdue
4:30 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
Saturday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Duquesne
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Naples, Fla.
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
Naples, Fla.
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
Naples, Fla.
Saturday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
Brookings, S.D.
Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
Saturday , January 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Davenport
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.



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