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Bobcats to open volleyball season at Hofstra tournament


The Texas State volleyball goes to upstate New York this weekend to start its season at the Hofstra/Asics Invitational.

The Bobcats will open at 1 p.m. Friday against Missouri State, then they will play Hofstra at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the Bobcats will play Canisius at 2 p.m.

The Bobcats enter the season with nine newcomers and seven returners after finishing 22-13 and winning the Southland Conference Tournament last season.

Four of the returnees were named 2010 preseason All-Southland Conference selections. Senior Mo Middleton and junior Amber Calhoun earned first team honors, and seniors AJ Watlington and Melinda Cave were named to the second team.

Texas State, which has captured either the Southland ConferenceĀ  regular season or tournament championship in each of the past three years, was picked to win the Southland Conference in the league’s preseason coaches poll.