College beach volleyball, soccer championships come to Huntsville

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The Gulf South Conference Soccer Championship takes place this weekend at John Hunt Park. (Gulf South Conference)

Huntsville sports fans are in for a treat this weekend! John Hunt Park will host not one but TWO collegiate sports championship tournaments: the American Volleyball Coaches Association Fall Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship and the Gulf South Conference Soccer Championship this weekend in John Hunt Park.

Here’s what to know:

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GSC Soccer Championships

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The Gulf South Conference Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships begin Thursday and last all weekend. (Gulf South Conference)

The GSC Soccer Championships kick off today, November 3, and will run through November 6 at the John Hunt Championship Fields located on the north side of John Hunt Park.

Admission is $10 each day and parking is free. Concessions will be open with food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased here.

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, November 3

  • 3:30PM Semifinal (M) – 1 | #1 West Florida vs. #5 Auburn-Montgomery
  • 6PM Semifinal (M) – 2 | #7 Christian Brothers vs. #6 Mississippi College

Friday, November 4

  • 3:30PM Semifinal (W) – 1 | #1 West Florida vs. #5 Lee
  • 6PMSemifinal (W) – 2 | #2 Mississippi College vs. #3 West Alabama

Saturday, November 5

  • 12PM Final (M) – Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

Sunday, November 6

  • 12PM Final (W) – Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner

AVCA Fall Collegiate Beach Championships

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The Fall Collegiate Beach Championships is the first-ever collegiate pairs tournament. (AVCA via Facebook)

The AVCA Fall Collegiate Beach Championships will run November 4-6 at the John Hunt Sand Volleyball Complex located on the south side of the park. This tournament will bring the top 64 pairs in the nation to compete for the ultimate championship title, with 44 different universities being represented.

The Fall Collegiate Beach Championships is the first-ever collegiate pairs tournament, as all other beach volleyball tournaments are team tournament. Additionally, there will be 4 men’s teams competing, making this the first men’s collegiate beach volleyball tournament to ever take place.

Admission and parking for the AVCA Fall Collegiate Beach Championships event is free. There will be concessions, food trucks, a bar and lawn games onsite. You can find the full schedule and keep up with which pairs are playing on each of the 15 courts here.

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Michael Seale
Michael Seale
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