Rams head to Mid-South Volleyball Tournament
Bluefield College heads to Louisville for the Mid-South Conference Tournament on Friday.
November 8, 2012
BLUEFIELD, Va. -- Bluefield College's volleyball team heads to Louisville, Ky., to face the top seeded and 11th ranked Tigers of Georgetown as the eight-team 2012 MSC Tournament begins on Friday at the MidAmerican Sports Center in Louisville at 3 p.m. EST.
Four quarterfinal matches are schedule for Friday with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Saturday.
Georgetown swept through the MSC in 2012 winning all of its 15 matches en route to the tournament's top-seed. Lindsey Wilson College -- the 2011 MSC Tournament champion -- is the No. 2 seed in the tournament after ending the regular season with a 12-3 regular season.
The Blue Raiders (25-12) open the tournament at 9 a.m. ET on Friday against No. 7 seed St. Catharine College (12-18, 5-10 MSC). In match two on Friday, University of Rio Grande (20-9, 11-3) faces sixth-seeded University of the Cumberlands (19-11, 7-8). The RedStorm and Patriots meet at 11 a.m. ET.
Match three features fourth-seeded Campbellsville University (25-9, 11-4) and fifth-seeded Shawnee State University (22-12, 10-4) at 1 p.m. ET while the nightcap includes Georgetown (31-3) and eighth-seeded Bluefield College (16-21, 4-10) at 3 p.m. ET.
The tournament's semifinals are scheduled for 10 a.m. and Noon ET with the finals slated for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Seeding for the tournament is based on the team's conference winning percentage throughout the 2012 season. The top eight winning percentages advance to the tournament.
Bluefield and UVa.-Wise tied for the eighth seed with 4-10 records. The Rams earned the berth into the tournament based on the conference's tiebreaker rules.
The tournament champion receives the conference's automatic bid into the NAIA National Tournament.