Shelby Dalton (left) and Beth Launiere (right) are touring China with the Pac-12 Volleyball All-Star Team.
June 18, 2013
Beth and Shelby at The Bund in Shanghai China. 33 hours of travel and have a arrived in Huaian. First match... http://t.co/ljn8uWoeHi-- Utah Volleyball (@UtahVolleyball) June 18, 2013
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Utah Head Coach Beth Launiere and junior right-side hitter Shelby Dalton along with the rest of the Pac-12 Volleyball All-Stars play the first match of their China tour tomorrow at 6 p.m. local time against Jeijang.
Thirteen players from around the league will compete in six matches against Chinese teams and will have a chance in between practices and matches to visit some of China's most prominent landmarks and cities, such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.
The Pac-12 All-Stars will also face the Jeijang Junior Team for a scrimmage, Jignsu and Tianjing.
A four-team tournament is slated for June 23-25 at the Beijing University Students' Gymnasium, where some of the matches will be shown on the Pac-12 Networks.
The tour wraps up on June 27, with the team returning to Los Angeles on June 28.
Huaian City: Huaian Stadium
June 19 6 p.m. Local - Jejiang vs. Pac-12 All Stars
June 20 5 p.m. Local - Jejiang Junior Team vs. Pac-12 All Stars (Scrimmage)
June 21 7:30 p.m. Local - Jingsu vs. Pac-12 All-Stars
Beijing: Beijing University Students' Gymnasium
June 23 7:30 p.m. Local - Tianjin vs. Pac-12 All-Star
June 24 7:30 p.m. Local - August 1st vs. Pac-12 All-Star Team
June 25 5 p.m./7:30 p.m. Local - TBD