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Holland, MI match-ups:

Eastern-PA vs. Emory

UMass-Boston vs. Calvin

Cal Lutheran vs. Clarkson

UW-Stevens Point vs. Hope

Possible X-factor:  IMHO, the team least expected to get this far (at least on paper) is UW-Stevens Point--the question is can they knock off their second consecutive ranked opponent on that opponent's home floor?

Team with most momentum:  CLU--  the Regals' comeback against Hardin-Simmons got them rolling again--however, should they get past Clarkson, they would have to beat Hope to get to the final.

Toss-up:  Eastern-PA vs. Emory  (though Eastern PA knocked off home-standing Juniata in that regional-- :-X :-\

"Extra man" factor-- how many of those in attendance are going to be gunning for a Hope/Calvin championship match?
               (UMass-Boston is just about in the same boat as UW-Stevens Point in that regard).

One other stat of note:  At my last check, 6 of these teams were in the Top 20 in the nation in terms of team hitting percentage.

Quarterfinal Winners:

Emory (3-0)

Calvin (3-1)

Cal Lutheran (3-1)

and the upset of the day-- UW-Stevens Point (3-0)  (2nd match in a row the Pointers knock out a host school on that hosts' floor))

It'll be CLU vs Calvin for all the marbles tonight.

(Knights will have the closest thing to home court advantage, but CLU's got a loud fan base as well, and the Regals are on a hot run as well)

Calvin comes back from a 2-0 set deficit to take the 2013 title!


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