Calvin Volleyball to Host NCAA III Regional at Van Noord Arena
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Calvin women’s volleyball team will host an eight-team NCAA III regional Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Van Noord Arena.
Calvin (29-1) will face Penn State-Behrend (22-8) in a first round match on Thursday at 8 p.m.. Other first round matches will see Wittenberg (23-8) going up against Bluffton (16-18) at 12:30 p.m., Chicago (26-10) going up against Buffalo State (25-9) at 3 p.m. and Mount Union (30-4) going up against Carnegie Mellon (25-9) at 5:30 p.m..
On Friday, the Wittenberg/Bluffton winner will play the Chicago/Buffalo State winner at 4:30 p.m. The Mount Union/Carnegie-Mellon winner will face the Calvin/Penn State-Behrend winner at 7 p.m.
Friday’s winners will then meet in the regional final Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Calvin is making its 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA III Tournament and its 23rd appearance overall. The Knights are 33-23 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play. A year ago, Calvin reached the NCAA III finals before falling to St. Thomas in a five-set match. In 2010, Calvin claimed the NCAA III title, defeating Emory University in four sets in the title tilt.