SPORTS: University of Washington beach volleyball back at Alki

Thanks to James for the tip. The University of Washington beach-volleyball team is playing at Alki today, Saturday, and Sunday. From the announcement:

Washington Beach Volleyball gets to compete in the sands of Seattle for the first time in over two years this weekend, making up for lost time with a total of seven matches over three days at Alki Beach this Friday through Sunday, April 16-18. The first two days will make up one tournament, the Husky Invitational, featuring UW, 15th-ranked Hawaii, Oregon, and Portland. Then Sunday will be three more dual matches separate from the tourney, with UW, Hawaii and 9th-ranked Arizona all playing each other once.

It’s the first home matches for UW since March of 2019. It’s also the last week of the regular season as the Pac-12 Championships are next up for the Dawgs starting on April 29.

Though past visits have drawn crowds, this time they’re asking you to stay away:

Fans are respectfully requested not to attend the weekend’s matches at Alki Beach. Due to Covid-19 protocols and the openness of the area, crowds cannot be controlled nor can seats be assigned.

Going into the weekend, the Huskies are 1-7. Their appearances at Alki date back to 2016.

3 Replies to "SPORTS: University of Washington beach volleyball back at Alki"

  • some joe April 16, 2021 (10:27 am)

    We’re gonna have a volleyball tournament on the most popular beach in Seattle, on the nicest weekend of the year so far, but no one is allowed to watch. Yea, good luck.

    • Bandana April 16, 2021 (1:50 pm)

      There are spectators. I was just down there. Like the governor said,”Take it outdoors.”

  • Rara April 16, 2021 (11:41 am)

    Good to hear! There no reason to hold back from outdoor sports. 

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