FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University volleyball team will host the annual FMU Invitational Tournament this Friday and Saturday in the Smith University Center.

The six-team event will feature play on Friday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Admission is free.

On Friday, Francis Marion (3-1) will play Converse College (0-4) at 1 p.m. and Eckerd College (3-1) at 5 p.m. The Patriots will play the University of Mount Olive (0-0) at 9 a.m. to start the tournament Saturday and will play their final game at 5 p.m. against the University of West Alabama (0-5). All four of the FMU matches will be streamed live online courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.

The other squad in the tournament is fellow Peach Belt Conference member UNC Pembroke (4-2).

MEN'S SOCCER

Coker shuts out Belmont Abbey

BELMONT, N.C. -- Four different Coker players scored. Christian Provenzano, Etzkiel Martinez, Robi Obrstar and Jacques Fokam-Sandeu accounted for the goals.

Fokam-Sandeu and Obrstar even were credited with assists.

Guilermo Falo Ejea had three saves as Coker's goalkeeper.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Catawba defeats Francis Marion

FLORENCE -- Dayle McEwen scored off a Kiley Barr assist for the Francis Marion women's soccer team's lone goal. Catawba, however, had already led 2-0 and walked away with a 2-1 victory Wednesday evening.

Patriots goalkeeper Rachael Hennenkamp recorded six saves.

Lander shuts out Cobras

GREENWOOD -- Sarah Swaim recorded eight saves for Coker during the Cobras' 7-0 loss to Lander.

FIELD HOCKEY

Coker blanks Mount Olive

Kelly Mason scored two goals, and Ellie Mead and Lisa Rempt accounted for the others. Mead added an assist, and Britt Kabo finished with two.

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