FERRIS STATE VOLLEYBALL EARNS NCAA-II TOURNEY BERTH
FSU To Face Southern Illinois-Edwardsville In Great Lakes Regional
The Ferris State women's volleyball team received its 13th all-time NCAA Division II National Tournament berth in an announcement made late Sunday (Nov. 13) night by the national women's volleyball committee.
The Bulldogs, who will be making their second consecutive tournament appearance, will face Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament Champion Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in Thursday's (Nov. 17) quarterfinal round of the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Tournament in Grand Valley State's Fieldhouse Arena at Allendale, Mich. Match time is set for 12 p.m. (EST). The committee selected Grand Valley State as the host site for the regional.
FSU is seeded sixth overall in the field while SIUE is seeded third. Thursday's other quarterfinal round matches include second-seeded Rockhurst (Mo.) against seventh-seeded Hillsdale at 2:30 p.m. (EST), fourth-seeded Northwood facing fifth-seeded Ashland in a 5 p.m. (EST) match and top-seeded GVSU hosting eighth-seeded Charleston (W.Va.) beginning at 7:30 p.m. (EST). The tournament semifinals will be held Friday (Nov. 18) at 5 p.m. (EST) and 7:30 p.m. (EST), respectively, with the regional final set for Saturday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. (EST).
The winner of Saturday's regional championship match will advance to the 25th annual NCAA-II Elite Eight set to be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3, at a campus site to be determined.
Tickets for the Great Lakes Regional will be available at the door or can be obtained by calling the Grand Valley State Athletics Ticket Office at (616) 331-8800.
The Bulldogs, who have not faced SIUE this campaign, are presently 22-9 overall and tied for third place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division with a 12-6 league mark this campaign. SIUE is presently 27-5 overall this season.
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Here is the official Great Lakes Regional Tournament Schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 17
12 p.m. - SIU-Edwardsville (#3) vs. Ferris State (#6)
2:30 p.m. - Rockhurst (#2) vs. Hillsdale (#7)
5 p.m. - Northwood (#4) vs. Ashland (#5)
7:30 p.m. - Grand Valley State (#1) vs. Charleston (#8)
Friday, Nov. 18
5 p.m. - SIUE/Ferris winner vs. Rockhurst/Hillsdale winner
7:30 p.m. - Northwood/Ashland winner vs. Grand Valley State/Charleston winner
Saturday, Nov. 19
7 p.m. - Championship Match