OVC Volleyball Champions return to the court

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The volleyball team puts up their Racer shoes during their final game of the fall season where they were named the OVC Regular Season Champions.Jenny Rohl/The News The volleyball team puts up their Racer shoes during their final game of the fall season where they were named the OVC Regular Season Champions.

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Jenny Rohl/The News The volleyball team puts up their Racer shoes during their final game of the fall season where they were named the OVC Regular Season Champions.

Jenny Rohl/The News
The volleyball team puts up their Racer shoes during their final game of the fall season where they were named the OVC Regular Season Champions.

Returning to their 2014 OVC Championship court, the Racer volleyball team opens its spring play with a split squad traveling to UT Martin and Southeast Missouri State.

While in Martin, Tenn., the first team of Racers defeated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in a set 25-13 and 25-15, and UT Martin, 25-14 and 24-13. The second team that opened at UT Martin lost all sets against both Southern Illinois and UT Martin.

During the second road game of the spring season, the Racers traveled to Cape Girardeau, Mo., which posed a little more difficult. The first team lost their first set against SEMO 23-25 but broke even when they won their second set 25-12. The first team posed three wins against Jefferson County Junior College, Southern Indiana and Missouri State at St. Louis.

The second team managed two ties with one against Missouri Baptist College, Mineral Area Junior College but lost against Missouri University of Science and Technology, then finished with a defeat against UT Martin.

According to GoRacers.com, Head Coach David Schwepker said he is pleased with how spring play is going and that these games are good places to improve on weaknesses from last season.