The volleyball team got off to a hot start with a trio of wins at the Wittenberg Courtyard Marriott Invitational in Ohio.

This weekend, they’ll be competing in another tournament, this one the Randolph-Macon Invitational in Ashland, Va. The Eagles will play four games over a span of two days (Sept. 6-7).

It all starts on Friday at noon against the Hardin-Simmons University (Texas) Cowboys. The Cowboys are limping into the meeting after a rough 1-3 start to the season.

The next match against the Averett University (Va.) Cougars will take place directly after at 2:30 p.m. Averett got off to a strong start at the Cougar Classic last weekend, stringing together four straight wins.

The action gets going early on Saturday, with the Eagles taking on Trinity College (Texas) at 10 a.m and Randolph-Macon College at 12:30 p.m. Randolph-Macon comes into the match with a 2-0 record without having lost a set this year, but the Eagles have history on their side, with an all-time record of 9-0 against RMC.

The Eagles are ranked eighth in the national Division III polls and will be favored in all of their tournament games, as none of their opponents are ranked.

– By Ryan Smith