WAYNE – Championship volleyball took over Rice Auditorium Sunday late afternoon into the evening with an NSIC team advancing to the Elite 8.
Seven matches featured high caliber DII volleyball for fans between Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20.
#2 seed (#3 DII) Concordia-St. Paul took on #5 seed (#7 DII) St. Cloud State for a trip to Seattle, Washington.
After falling behind 2-0, CSP picked up the five-set victory over the Huskies. Scores of the match favored the Golden Bears 24-26, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-13. Concordia-St. Paul is now 29-5 while St. Cloud State has their nine-match win streak snapped falling to 28-6.
NCAA Central Region All-Tournament Team:
Sydney Lanoue (Minnesota Duluth); Maggie Brahmer, Kelsie Cada and Jessie Brandl (Wayne State College); Kenzie Foley, Linsey Rachel and Phebie Rossi (St. Cloud State) and Katie Mattson, Teagan Starkey, Jasmine Mulvihill, Emma Schmidt and Kennedy Brady (Concordia-St. Paul).
The final eight teams will be re-seeded before the national quarterfinal round.
Concordia-St. Paul will advance to the Elite 8 played at the Royal Brougham Pavilion in Seattle, Washington from Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3.
NCAA DII Volleyball Bracket.
Atlantic: Region: #1 Gannon defeated #2 Clarion, 3-1
Central Region: #2 Concordia-St. Paul defeated #5 St. Cloud State, 3-2.
East Region: #6 Southern N.H. defeated Adelphi, 3-2.
Midwest Region: # 5 Missouri-St. Louis defeated #3 Ferris State, 3-2.
South Region: #3 Barry defeated #1 Tampa, 3-0
Southeast Region: #1 Wingate defeated #6 Flagler, 3-0
South Central Region: #2 West Texas A&M defeated #1 MSU Denver, 3-0
West Region: #3 Cal State LA defeated #8 Chaminade, 3-0.