ST. GEORGE — The NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Committee has selected Dixie State for an at-large bid as an 8-seed in the West Region of the 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championship. Eight teams were selected from each of the following eight regions for the 64-team tournament: Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West.
The Red Storm will play No. 1 seed and host, Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho, this Thursday. Match times are yet to be determined.
“We are so excited to return to the tournament,” head coach Robyn Felder said. “These girls have put in the work and I am so glad to see their efforts paying off.”
Dixie State made the tournament last year after a 17-9 regular season, and improved in 2014 with a 20-8 record, including a 17-3 mark in the Pacific West Conference. DSU finished as the runner-up to the PacWest title to BYU-Hawaii, who took the league’s automatic bid and earned a 5-seed. The seeding sets up a potential second-round matchup between Dixie State and the Seasiders.
Eight eight-team regionals will be played at on-campus sites. Regional competition will be single-elimination, best three-of-five-set matches and will not include a third-place match. The winners of each of the eight regionals will advance to the finals, December 4-6, at Knights Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Competition at the finals site will be single-elimination; best three-of-five-set matches.
Match times, details and broadcast plans will be announced shortly.
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