WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW volleyball team puts the finishing touches on an eight-game road swing this weekend as it faces William & Mary and James Madison in a pair of Colonial Athletic Association contests.

The Seahawks open the weekend Friday with a 7 p.m. match against the Tribe before wrapping up the weekend Sunday with a 1 p.m. matinee versus the Dukes.

UNCW (11-5; 0-2 CAA) opened Colonial Athletic Association play last weekend with road setbacks at defending league champion Hofstra (3-1) and Northeastern (3-0).

Freshman Nicole Lott continued her solid play as she averaged 3.00 kills per set and a posted .278 hitting percentage in her CAA debut. Defensively, senior Courtney Porter finished the weekend with 11 total blocks to highlight a Seahawks frontline that averaged 2.64 blocks per frame.

Senior Christi Laite recorded 11 kills over the weekend to move her career kills total to 996. The Severna Park, Md., product begins the weekend needing four more kills to become the just the sixth player in school history with 1,000 career spikes.

William & Mary (5-12; 0-1 CAA) enters the weekend looking to build off a 3-1 victory over Liberty on Tuesday that opened a five-match homestand. Junior Liz Brown has served as the focal point of the W&M offense, leading the squad in both kills (3.30) and hitting percentage (.269). Senior Paulette Grand Pre and sophomore Carolyn Albright highlight the Tribe’s defensive efforts. Grand Pre is third in the CAA in digs per set (4.23) while Albright sits in fifth on the circuit in blocks per set (1.00).

In the midst of an eight-match homestand, James Madison (6-8; 1-0 CAA) began Colonial Athletic Association play last weekend with a 3-2 victory over William & Mary at Sinclair Gymnasium. Freshman Janey Goodman is off to a solid start to her collegiate career as she paces the Dukes attack with her 3.17 kills per set average. Junior Lizzy Briones compliments Goodman as she is fourth in the league in hitting percentage (.278) while also playing a key role in JMU’s defensive efforts, ranking second in the league in blocks per frame (1.33). Sophomore McKenzie Kleespies is fifth in the league in digs per set (3.33).

UNCW returns to action on Oct. 11 when takes to its home floor for the first time in four weeks with a 7 p.m. match against league newcomer the College of Charleston.