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Region X WVB (Amer. SW, NWC, SCAC, SCIAC)

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Ron Boerger:
Gotta say I don't understand Southwestern getting ranked in front of Colorado, who beat them 2 out of 3 times in H2H and have five more wins and the same number of losses.  A difference of .018 in SOS isn't terribly significant when taken in conjunction with those two things, not to mention CC's 8-4 vRRO to SW's 4-5.   

Ron Boerger:
#14 Southwestern loses 3-1 to #12 Berry in the second round after defeating W&L 3-1 in the first round.

#11 Colorado College faces #4 Wartburg (28-0) after defeating #16 ONU 3-1 in the first round.

Trinity showed its disdain for the NCAA shipping them to New Jersey (and to a regional where they got the #2 seed) by dismantling first-time NCAA participant Cedar Crest (20-5) 25-9, -8, -13.  The Tigers, who hit a blistering .427 while holding the Falcons to -.076, face Middlebury (20-5) who upset (#3 seed) host Stevens 3-1.  That winner likely faces #10 NYU (27-1) for the right to travel to St. Louis.

Trinity-TX will represent Region X in the Elite 8 after knocking off NYU in 4 sets:

(Ron cheering)

CMS also gets in the Elite  8 after coming back from 2 sets down to stun Wartburg on the Knights' home court in 5 sets!

Ron Boerger:
Finals seedings are up and there will be a CMS-TU rematch if both win their opening match.  #2 CMS (30-1, loss to Calvin) faces #7 Berry (28-2, losses to Birmingham-Southern and Emory) while #3 Trinity (34-2, losses to CMS and Tufts) plays #6 Calvin (30-3, losses to Augsberg and Hope (2x)). 

On the other side of the bracket, you have #1 Juniata (30-1, loss to Johns Hopkins in the second match of the season) vs #8 MIT (29-3, losses to Trinity(TX), Williams, Babson) and #4 UW-Eau Claire (losses to Wartburg, St. Norbert, Hope) vs #5 Tufts (21-5, IMO should be #7 or #8 instead of #5, losses to Wesleyan x 2, Springfield, Endicott, Williams).   Guess beating Trinity on the finale of their New England swing of four matches at four different schools in 30 hours (in a 19-17 fifth set) got them a bump. 

Did not see that season-long and undefeated for years #1 Johns Hopkins went down 3-1 to Tufts in their regional final, which should make for an interesting finals.


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