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Terps to Host Maryland Challenge

Maryland Athletics
9-12-2017
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland volleyball team (9-0) returns to College Park to host No. 7 Washington (8-1), No. 19 USC (7-2) and Oklahoma (3-6) in the Maryland Challenge for the Terps' final nonconference weekend.

All matches of the Maryland Challenge will be played on the XFINITY Center main court. Parking will be available in lot 4b beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday and all day Friday. All gates will be open, and the ticket office will be open outside Gate A on the south side of the building. Seating will be general admission on the south side of the arena.

Since head coach Steve Aird arrived in College Park in 2014, Maryland has competed in a rotating tournament with Washington and Southern California. Oklahoma joined the tournament in 2015. This is the first time the three programs will compete in College Park.

The Terrapins moved to 9-0 last weekend and won the Thunder Invite with victories over Toledo, Virginia Tech and Marshall. Sophomore outside hitter Gia Milana was named the tournament MVP while junior libero Kelsey Wicinski and freshman outside hitter Erika Pritchard earned spots on the all-tournament team.

Wicinski is currently at 999 career digs and will become just the third Terp in program history to reach the 1,000-dig threshold with just one more. She currently ranks third in the Big Ten with 4.57 digs per set.

A member of Maryland's first-ever top-10 recruting class, Pritchard has been a force for the Terps in her freshman campaign. She currently leads Maryland with 3.37 kills per set and 0.69 service aces per set, which ranks second in the conference.


2017 MARYLAND CHALLENGE

DATE MATCHUP TIME COVERAGE
Sept. 14 Washington vs. Oklahoma 4:00 p.m. BTN Plus | Live Stats
Sept. 14 Maryland vs. USC 7:00 p.m. BTN Plus | Live Stats
Sept. 15 Maryland vs. Oklahoma 11:00 a.m. BTN Plus | Live Stats
Sept. 15 Oklahoma vs. USC 4:00 p.m. BTN Plus | Live Stats
Sept. 15 Maryland vs. Washington 7:00 p.m. BTN Plus | Live Stats

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