Pulliza Confident in Hogs for Upcoming Season
The volleyball team opens the season this weekend with the Arkansas Invitational in Barnhill Arena. The field will include UT-Martin, Northwestern State and Kansas. The Razorbacks open the season picked to finish third in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference.
“Pre-season’s over now (..). it’s time for live action Friday against UT Martin,” head coach Robert Pulliza said.
Pulliza was also very appreciative of all the fans who attended the Red and White game and said the Hogs are “opening up with a really good tournament.”
This year the Hogs hope to make an NCAA tournament run. Pulliza also noted a helpful tool of having three players on this year’s roster with experience playing in the NCAA tournament.
He added that with three additional substitutions, the team will be deeper and more talented.
The Hogs hope to be a defensive force this year.
“We want to be one of the best defenses in the SEC – and when it’s all said and done – one of the best in the country,” Pulliza said.
Filled with Pulliza’s recruits, the freshman class is ranked No. 26 in the country by PrepVolleyball.com.
The Arkansas Invitational begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday with a match between Kansas and Northwestern State. The Razorbacks have the second game time and face UT-Martin at 7 p.m. Saturday, the Hogs play Northwestern State at 11 a.m. and Kansas at 7 p.m. Admission for students is free when they present their UA IDs.