UTB Athletics - Sports Media Release

DATE: Wednesday, October 16, 2013


For immediate release

BROWNSVILLE The second-ranked University of Texas at Brownsville women's volleyball team is going into their biggest weekend of the season to date. They will host three non-conference games against Top 25 teams in three nights including against No. 1 Concordia on Saturday.


The action starts tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. when the Ocelots welcome the No. 22 Columbia College Cougars to Manuel Garza B. Gymnasium.


UTB is currently undefeated on the season with an 18-0 overall record and 10-0 in Red River Athletic Conference play. Columbia is 17-6 overall and 5-1 in the American Midwest Conference. 


UTB reached the semifinals of the NAIA tourney a season ago before getting ousted by Columbia. UTB got a shot of redemption beating the Cougars at their place back in August in three straight sets; at the time Columbia was ranked No. 2 in the NAIA.  This will be their third encounter for these two teams in the last ten months. 


After tomorrow's matchup UTB will play No. 3 BIola on Friday, which will also be the PINK OUT Breast Cancer Awareness game, and No. 1 Concordia on Saturday.


The Ocelots have not faced Biola since an October 27, 2012 matchup in which the Ocelots beat the Eagles in three straight sets. Biola is currently 15-1 overall. 


UTB last came face to face with Concordia in 2012 on October 25 when the Ocelots traveled to Irvine, California as the then No. 1 team in the country and lost a five set match to the Eagles who at the time were No. 2 in the NAIA. Concordia, just like UTB, is undefeated this season and Saturday's matchup might be for the No. 1 spot in the land. 


Concordia and Biola compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

The University of Texas at Brownsville
UTB Athletics
Garza Gymnasium One West University BLVD Brownsville Texas, 78520
956-882-2255 iran.perez10@utb.edu