UNCW beach volleyball battles the elements

UNCW beach volleyball battles the elements

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - For members of the UNCW beach volleyball team, it's not all sun, sand, and warm temperatures.

"Because we are a spring sport, we play in the months of March and April and some of the places we travel to have bad weather," said UNCW head coach Amy Bambenek.

On Wednesday, the Seahawks battled the cold and rain in Wilmington as they beat Coastal Carolina twice by the score of 5-0 at Dig & Dive.

The players don't like playing in the cold, but they have played in worse conditions this season.

"Down in Florida last weekend, we get there 7 o'clock and it's still dark," junior Courtney Mullinax said. "You can see your breath as you talk and walk so we felt well prepared for today."

"One time in Atlanta, Georgia, we played in pouring down rain," said senior Sarah Kelley. "It was quite the experience, so we have played in cold weather, warm weather, rainy weather, all of the above."

UNCW travels to Columbia, SC, this weekend for the Gamecock Grand Slam and open the tournament against third-ranked Hawaii on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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