Courtesy: Houston Athletics
HOUSTON — The University of Houston Volleyball program will hold its annual Red-White Scrimmage at 7 p.m., Wednesday inside Athletics/Alumni Center.
The Cougars will split into two teams for an intrasquad scrimmage with free admission to the public.
The five-set format will feature a modified first two sets. Rally scoring will still be in place, but service will rotate between teams every few serves and not be tied to who earns the point. The final three sets will be played as normal.
During the match, Houston will focus on team systems, while the coaching staff will use several different lineups to evaluate teamwork and compatibility.
Following the scrimmage, Houston will play one final tune up before opening its 2018 season. The Cougars visit Rice for an exhibition match at 4 p.m., Friday.
Houston officially opens its season at New Orleans, taking on Murray State, Nebraska-Omaha and the host Privateers in the UNO Invitational across Aug. 24-25.
Houston plays its home opener against Prairie View A&M on Aug. 28.
The Cougars are set for 14 home matches, including the ninth annual Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup. UH will play eight teams who won 20 or more matches in 2017.
Houston, which is in its seventh season under head coach Kaddie Platt, went 12-16 in 2017 including an 8-12 mark in American Athletic Conference action.