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ECU basketball to hold open practice


East Carolina basketball coach Joe Dooley is interviewed at the ECU practice facility on June 25, 2019.


ECU, Staff reports

Monday, October 7, 2019

East Carolina basketball will hold an open practice Thursday in Minges Coliseum for fans to get a look at the Pirates’ revamped team.

The practice will begin at 4:30 p.m. and is slated to end at 6:30.

This year's team features 11 scholarship newcomers, including seven junior college transfers. The two returnees are senior Seth LeDay and sophomore Jayden Gardner. ECU’s first game is Nov. 5 in Minges against Virginia Military Institute.

Season tickets are on sale, with prices starting at $125.

The ECU women's basketball team, which opens its season Nov. 6 at home versus Middle Tennessee, also will hold an open practice on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The women's season tickets begin at $45.

Volleyball’s 13th win

The East Carolina volleyball team picked up its first American Athletic Conference win of the season last Friday in sweeping visiting South Florida 3-0.

The sweep got the Pirates to 13 wins to match last year’s win total. ECU (13-4, 1-3) then lost 3-0 to UCF on Sunday.

Against USF, the Pirates recorded their highest single-match hitting percentage in an AAC match, putting down 52 kills on 102 attempts with seven errors for a .441 mark.

"I felt like our offense was really clicking as we made very few hitting errors and got a lot of kills,” coach Julie Torbett said in a release. “That is something we have really been working toward.”

Sydney Kleinman led the way with 19 kills and a .586 hitting percentage, while Bri Wood notched 11 kills. Junior libero Brandee Markwith shined with a double-double of 10 assists and 10 digs.

Notable times

In a field that featured hundreds of runners, the East Carolina cross country program turned in a slew of personal-best times during the Paul Short Run at Lehigh in Pennsylvania.

ECU’s women finished 22nd out of 41 teams. The men took 34th in a 45-squad race.

“Fifteen out of our 17 runners had personal bests,” Pirate coach Josey Weaver said. “This was a good test and measuring point for us one month away from our conference championships.”

Josh Spare was the top performer for the Pirates on the men’s side, running the fifth-fastest 8K time in school history at 24:16 to finish in 58th place. Dean Abushouk ran a 24:51 time.

In the women’s 6K, Nuria Tillo-Prats led ECU for the second straight meet when she ran the sixth-best time in program history at 21:08 to finish 86th. Mikayla Stoudt stayed 10th on the school’s 6K top-10 list with a time of 21:22. Teammate Abby Yourkavitch was a second behind Stoudt.


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