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Division III volleyball => Women's volleyball discussion => Topic started by: OshDude on October 11, 2009, 11:45:52 am

Title: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on October 11, 2009, 11:45:52 am
Feel free to rename the topic.

The 2009 Handbook (http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/champ_handbooks/volleyball/2009/09_3_w_volleyball.pdf) was released a couple days ago. I mentioned it on the blog (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/), but there are some changes this year.

• The OWP and OOWP formula is made explicit. OWP counts for 1/3 and OOWP for 2/3.
• Webcasting/other live coverage capabilities now a stated criterion for regional hosts.
• "Once ranked, always ranked" replaces "ranked opponents are those that appear in the final regional rankings." Not direct quotes from the Handbook.

Also from the 2009 Handbook:
• 62 teams this year (61 in '08). Should be seven eight-team regionals and one six-teamer.
• 40 Pool A's (was 38 in '08 ... welcome, Landmark/GSAC)
• Pool B and C breakdowns were not mentioned but should be released with regional hosts. My guess is 20 C's and 2 B's (Was 19 and 4 last season).

Key dates:
10/21: Regional rankings begin
11/4: Regional hosts selected (a few days later than in '08, when an originally selected host did not make the tourney and subsequently did not host a regional).
11/8: Tournament teams selected
11/9: Online selection show
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 11, 2009, 02:14:44 pm
Thanks, Dude.

What I don't like about the Volleyball Handbook are these items:

1)  It does not list the teams in the conferences that participate.
2)  It does not delineate the composition of the Regions by teams and conferences.  (In fact, I do not see a link to where this information has been compiled for easy access.)
3)  It does not tally the member institutions by Pool A or Pool B.
4)  It does not "show the math" as to how the bids were determined.
5)  It does not list those teams that have opted for NAIA, NCCAA or USCAA playoffs instead.
6)  It does not show the teams that are provisional and those that are re-classifying into and out of D-III.

We do get an idea of when the NECC and the UMAC will receive their Pool A bids from this section of the Handbook.


Quote
Conference Membership Deadline
To receive automatic qualification for the 2009-10 championships, conferences must
have their membership established and defined by April 1, 2008.

One can get the impression that there will not be sufficient teams left in Pool B to allocate a bid in the near future.  (Chapman, Trinity DC. Mount Mary WI, anyone else?)


Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on October 12, 2009, 02:17:48 am
Thanks, Dude.

What I don't like about the Volleyball Handbook are these items:

1)  It does not list the teams in the conferences that participate.
2)  It does not delineate the composition of the Regions by teams and conferences.  (In fact, I do not see a link to where this information has been compiled for easy access.)
3)  It does not tally the member institutions by Pool A or Pool B.
4)  It does not "show the math" as to how the bids were determined.
5)  It does not list those teams that have opted for NAIA, NCCAA or USCAA playoffs instead.
6)  It does not show the teams that are provisional and those that are re-classifying into and out of D-III.

We do get an idea of when the NECC and the UMAC will receive their Pool A bids from this section of the Handbook.


Quote
Conference Membership Deadline
To receive automatic qualification for the 2009-10 championships, conferences must
have their membership established and defined by April 1, 2008.

One can get the impression that there will not be sufficient teams left in Pool B to allocate a bid in the near future.  (Chapman, Trinity DC. Mount Mary WI, anyone else?)
Agreed on all, Ralph.
2) I, too, miss the lists of teams by region. It's a bit bulky and in some cases outdated, but here (http://web1.ncaa.org/onlineDir/exec/sponsorship?sortOrder=0&division=3&sport=WVB) is a sortable database that I use.

But this one (http://ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e/Pools+2009.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e) is better. It has projected eligibility years and everything. Why not copy and paste this info to the Handbook like was done in past years? I'm with you there. Thought I'd leave the first link up there so maybe the NCAA will update it. For example, East Bay is no longer a D-III volleyball program.

Anyway, the bid allocation is 19 C's (376 teams) and 3 B's (35 teams). In the West, there are only 18 Pool A teams and 3 Pool B's (but the link only mentions Santa Cruz and Chapman as full members, with La Sierra as a provisional. What's 1+1+0?). Still, 20 or 21 teams? Pretty thin, considering there are three regions with 60+.

Your last point could impact Nebraska Wesleyan the most.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:07:00 pm
Central Region  (39 teams)

Pool A Conferences (4)

Institutions in AQ Conferences (30)

Pool B Independents (9)

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (9)
Buena Vista University
Central College (Iowa)
Coe College
Cornell College
University of Dubuque
Loras College
Luther College
Simpson College
Wartburg College

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (12)
Augsburg College
Bethel University (Minnesota)
Carleton College
Concordia College, Moorhead
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University
Macalester College
College of St. Benedict
St. Catherine University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
St. Olaf College
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (8 )
Blackburn College
Eureka College
Fontbonne University
Greenville College
MacMurray College
Principia College
Webster University
Westminster College (Missouri)

University Athletic Association (1*)
Washington University (Missouri)

* University Athletic Association is noted in Pool A in 6 regions.
^ Provisional


Pool B Independents (9)

Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (8 )  (Should be Pool A in 2010-11.)
Bethany Lutheran College
Crown College (MN)
Martin Luther College
University of Minnesota, Morris
Northland College
Northwestern College
Presentation College
College of St. Scholastica

Nebraska Wesleyan University

^ North Central University (10-11)
^ Spalding University (12-13)/St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:14:37 pm
GREAT LAKES REGION  (48 teams)

Pool A Conferences (7)

Institutions in AQ Conferences (48)

Pool B Independents (0)

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (9)
Anderson University (Indiana)
Bluffton University
Defiance College
Franklin College
Hanover College
Manchester College
College of Mount St. Joseph
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (9)
Adrian College
Albion College
Alma College
Calvin College
Hope College
Kalamazoo College
Olivet College
Saint Mary’s College (Indiana)
Trine University

North Coast Athletic Conference (9)
Allegheny College
Denison University
Earlham College
Hiram College
Kenyon College
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Wittenberg University
College of Wooster

Ohio Athletic Conference (10)
Baldwin-Wallace College
Capital University
Heidelberg College
John Carroll University
Marietta College
Mount Union
Muskingum College
Ohio Northern University
Otterbein College
Wilmington College (Ohio)

Presidents’ Athletic Conference (8 )
Bethany College (West Virginia)
Chatham University
Grove City College
Thiel College
Thomas More College
Washington and Jefferson College
Waynesburg College
Westminster College (Pennsylvania)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (2#)
Centre College
DePauw University

University Athletic Association (1*)
Case Western Reserve University

# Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is noted in Pool A in 3 regions.
* University Athletic Association is noted in Pool A in 6 regions.
^ Provisional
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:21:22 pm
MID ATLANTIC REGION  (66 teams)

Pool A Conferences (8 )

Institutions in AQ Conferences (65 66)

Pool B Independents (1 0)

Allegheny Mountain (9)
Frostburg State University
Hilbert College
La Roche College
Medaille College
Mount Aloysius College
Penn State University, Altoona
Pennsylvania State University, Erie, the Behrend College
University of Pittsburgh, Bradford
University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg

Capital Athletic Conference Inc. (9)
Gallaudet University
Hood College
University of Mary Washington
Marymount University (Virginia)
Salisbury University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Stevenson University
Wesley College
York College (Pennsylvania)

Centennial Conference (11)
Bryn Mawr College
Dickinson College
Franklin & Marshall College
Gettysburg College
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
McDaniel College
Muhlenberg College
Swarthmore College
Ursinus College
Washington College (Maryland)

Colonial States Athletic Conference (12)
Baptist Bible College
Cabrini College
Cedar Crest College
Centenary (New Jersey)
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Immaculata University
Keystone College
Marywood University
Neumann College
College of Notre Dame (Maryland)
Philadelphia Bible College
Rosemont College

Commonwealth Conference (7 8 )
Albright College
Alvernia College
Arcadia University
Elizabethtown College
Lebanon Valley College
Lycoming College
Messiah College
Widener University

Freedom Conference (9  8 )
Alvernia College  Moved to Commonwealth Conference in 2009-10
Delaware Valley College
DeSales University
Eastern University
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham
King’s College (Pennsylvania)
Manhattanville College
Misericordia University
Wilkes University

Landmark Conference (7)
Catholic University
Goucher College
Juniata College
Moravian College
University of Scranton
Susquehanna University
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

University Athletic Association (1*)
Carnegie Mellon University

^ Provisional

Pool B Independents (1  0 )

Penn State Berks College/North Eastern Athletic Conference


^ Franciscan University of Steubenville (11-12)/AMCC
^ Lancaster Bible College (10-11)
^ Penn State University, Abington (13-14)/North Eastern Athletic Conference
^ Penn State Harrisburg (10-11)/North Eastern Athletic Conference
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:26:36 pm
MIDWEST REGION  (43 teams)

Pool A Conferences (4)

Institutions in Conferences (41)

Pool B Independents (2)

College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (8 )
Augustana College (Illinois)
Carthage College
Elmhurst College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Millikin University
North Central College
North Park University
Wheaton College (Illinois)

Midwest Conference (10)
Beloit College
Carroll College (Wisconsin)
Grinnell College
Illinois College
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University
Monmouth College (Illinois)
Ripon College
St. Norbert College

Northern Athletics Conference (13)
Alverno College
Aurora University
Benedictine University (Illinois)
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University (Wisconsin)
Dominican University (Illinois)
Edgewood College
Lakeland College
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
Marian University (Wisconsin)
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Rockford College
Wisconsin Lutheran College

University Athletic Association (1*)
University of Chicago

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (9)
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin, Stout
University of Wisconsin, Superior
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

* University Athletic Association is noted in Pool A in 6 regions.

Pool B Independents (2)
Finlandia University
Mount Mary College
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:33:28 pm
NEW ENGLAND REGION (77 teams)

Pool A Conferences (8 )

Institutions in Conferences (68)

Pool B Independents (9)

Commonwealth Coast Conference (11)
Anna Maria College
Colby-Sawyer College
Eastern Nazarene College
Endicott College
Gordon College
University of New England
Regis College (Massachusetts)
Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England College

Great Northeast Athletic Conference (13)
Albertus Magnus College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)
Johnson and Wales University
Lasell College
Mount Ida College
Norwich University
Pine Manor College
Rivier College
Simmons College
St. Joseph College (Connecticut)
Saint Joseph’s College (Maine)
Suffolk University

Little East Conference (8 )
Eastern Connecticut State University
Keene State College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Plymouth State University
Rhode Island College
University of Southern Maine
Western Connecticut State University

Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (7)
Bridgewater State College
Framingham State College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Salem State College
Westfield State College
Worcester State College

New England Small College Athletic Conference (11)
Amherst College
Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College
Connecticut College
Hamilton College
Middlebury College
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Tufts University
Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Williams College

New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (10)
Babson College
Clark University (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mount Holyoke College
Smith College
Springfield College
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Wellesley College
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

North Atlantic Conference (7)
Castleton State College
Green Mountain College
Husson College
Johnson State College
Maine Maritime Academy
University of Maine, Farmington
Thomas College

University Athletic Association (1*)
Brandeis University

* University Athletic Association is noted in Pool A in 6 regions.

^ Provisional

Pool B Independents (9)

New England Collegiate Conference (8 )  (Should be Pool A in 2010-11)
Bay Path College
Becker College
Daniel Webster College
Elms College
Lesley University
Mitchell College
Newbury College
Southern Vermont College

University of Maine at Presque Isle

^ Lyndon State College (10-11)/NAC
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:44:21 pm
NEW YORK REGION (63 teams)

Pool A Conferences (7)

Institutions in Conferences (55 56)

Pool B Independents (8 7)

City University of New York Athletic Conference (10)
Baruch College
Brooklyn College
City College of New York
Hunter College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lehman College, City University of New York
Medgar Evers College
New York City College of Technology
College of Staten Island
York College (New York)

Empire 8 (9)
Alfred University
Elmira College
Hartwick College
Ithaca College
Nazareth College
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. John Fisher College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Utica College

New Jersey Athletic Conference (9)
Kean University
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Rowan University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark
William Paterson University of New Jersey

North Eastern Athletic Conference (5)
Cazenovia College
D’Youville College
Keuka College
Morrisville State College
State University of New York Institute of Technology

Skyline Conference (10)
Bard College
State University of New York at Farmingdale
State University of New York Maritime College
Mount Saint Mary College (New York)
College of Mount St. Vincent
State University College at Old Westbury
Polytechnic University (New York)
Purchase College, State University of New York
The Sage Colleges
St. Joseph’s College (Long Island)

State University of New York Athletic Conference (10)
College of Brockport, State University of New York
Buffalo State College
State University College at Cortland
State University College at Fredonia
State University College at Geneseo
State University College at New Paltz
State University College at Oneonta
State University of New York at Oswego
Plattsburgh State University of New York

University Athletic Association (2*)
New York University
University of Rochester

* University Athletic Association is noted in Pool A in 6 regions.

Pool B Independents (8 7)

Liberty League (5)
Clarkson University
Skidmore College
St. Lawrence University
Union College (New York)
Vassar College

College of New Rochelle
College of Saint Elizabeth   (Now a member of the NEAC)
Yeshiva University

^ State University of New York at Cobleskill (12-13)/ North Eastern Athletic Conference
^ St. Joseph’s College, New York (11-12)

^ Provisional
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:50:09 pm
SOUTH REGION (54 teams)

Pool A Conferences (6)

Institutions in Conferences (51)

Pool B Independents (3)

American Southwest Conference (13)
Concordia University Texas
East Texas Baptist University
Hardin-Simmons University
Howard Payne University
LeTourneau University
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
McMurry University
Mississippi College
Schreiner University
Sul Ross State University
Texas Lutheran University
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Tyler

Great South Athletic Conference (8 )
Agnes Scott College
Huntingdon College
La Grange College
Maryville College (Tennessee)
Piedmont College
Salem College
Spelman College
Wesleyan College (Georgia)

Old Dominion Athletic Conference (11)
Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Eastern Mennonite University
Emory and Henry College
Guilford College
Lynchburg College
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Roanoke College
Sweet Briar College
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington and Lee University

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (8#)
Austin College
Hendrix College
Millsaps College
Oglethorpe University
Rhodes College
University of the South
Southwestern University (Texas)
Trinity University (Texas)

USA South Athletic Conference (10)
Averett University
Christopher Newport University
Ferrum College
Greensboro College
Mary Baldwin College
Meredith College
Methodist University
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Peace College
Shenandoah University

University Athletic Association (1*)
Emory University

# Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is noted in Pool A in 3 regions.
* University Athletic Association is noted in Pool A in 6 regions.


^ Provisional

Pool B Independents (3  2 )

University of Dallas  (NEAC affiliate in 2009)
Rust College
Trinity College (District of Columbia)
^ Berry College (13-14)
^ Birmingham-Southern College (11-12)
^ Covenant College (13-14)
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 10:54:13 pm
WEST REGION (20 teams)

Pool A Conferences (3)

Institutions in Conferences (18)

Pool B Independents (3  2)

Northwest Conference (9)
George Fox University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University (Oregon)
University of Puget South
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Willamette University

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (8 )
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges
University of La Verne
Occidental College
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
University of Redlands
Whittier College

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (1#)
Colorado College

Pool B Independents (3 2)
University of California, Santa Cruz
Chapman University

^ La Sierra University


# Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is noted in Pool A in 3 regions.
^ Provisional
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 12, 2009, 11:00:30 pm
There are several errors in the lists that I have copied from this pdf entitled,

2009 NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL POOLS.


http://ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e/Pools+2009.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e

I will list the errors that I have found.

NEAC Dallas (University of Dallas is a member this year.)

http://www.neacsports.com/School-Dallas.shtml

The NEAC has a multi-region exemption.

College of St Elizabeth is now a member of the NEAC

http://www.neacsports.com/Standings-WVolleyball-09.html

I have also corrected the listings in the Handbook for these changes:

Alvernia switching conferences.

PSU-Berks is in the NEAC and not an independent.



If you need it, here's (http://ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?key=/ncaa/ncaa/sports+and+championship/volleyball/championship+administration/index#DIII) where I found the pools link.

Pools (http://ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e/Pools+2009.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e)

http://ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e/Pools+2009.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=2dfdba804f9f79f48bc1dfbe749a3a0e

Thanks
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on October 13, 2009, 09:10:56 am
If you need it, here's (http://ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?key=/ncaa/ncaa/sports+and+championship/volleyball/championship+administration/index#DIII) where I found the pools link.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 31, 2009, 09:42:49 am
October 28, 2009 Regional Rankings (http://www.ncaa.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ncaa/sports/w-volley/auto_pdf/d3WVB102809)

CENTRAL REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Washington U. in St. Louis 20-0 22-3
2. Nebraska Wesleyan 10-2 10-2
3. St. Thomas (Minnesota) 21-5 22-6
4. St. Benedict 22-5 22-5
5. St. Mary’s (Minnesota) 20-6 20-7
6. Simpson 16-10 17-10
7. St. Olaf 22-2 23-3
8. Luther 18-9 22-10

GREAT LAKES REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Hope 17-1 23-2
2. Ohio Northern 18-2 22-3
3. Heidelberg 15-2 24-5
4. Calvin 17-4 20-5
5. Mount Union 18-4 19-4
6. Wittenberg 18-4 21-4
7. DePauw 20-5 26-6
8. Thomas More 24-7 25-9

MID-ATLANTIC REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Juniata 16-0 26-2
2. Haverford 19-2 24-3
3. Eastern 19-2 23-4
4. Salisbury 16-4 22-4
5. Frostburg State 24-2 25-4
6. Lebanon Valley 24-2 25-2
7. DeSales 17-5 18-6
8. Mary Washington 15-10 17-10

MIDWEST REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 29-1 31-1
2. Wisconsin-Whitewater 20-5 25-5
3. Carthage 19-3 24-4
4. North Central (Illinois) 22-2 27-3
5. Wisconsin-Platteville 14-7 19-10
6. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 21-5 22-6
7. Chicago 19-10 22-10
8. Illinois Wesleyan 14-11 16-13

NEW ENGLAND REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Tufts 23-2 25-2
2. Massachusetts-Boston 21-2 24-4
3. Williams 14-7 15-8
4. Connecticut College 19-5 19-5
5. Amherst 19-5 19-5
6. Springfield 24-5 24-5
7. Middlebury 15-4 18-4
8. MIT 18-5 23-7

NEW YORK REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. New York University 19-5 22-7
2. New Paltz State 18-2 26-5
3. Stevens Institute of Technology 22-4 22-7
4. Clarkson 20-2 24-5
5. Nazareth 21-7 22-11
6. Fredonia State 20-8 21-10
7. Cortland State 18-8 18-11
8. Vassar 15-6 17-7

SOUTH REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Emory 14-1 26-4
2. Southwestern (Texas) 24-0 26-3
3. Texas-Dallas 19-0 20-0
4. Christopher Newport 23-4 28-6
5. Randolph-Macon 16-3 20-5
6. Trinity (Texas) 23-6 24-8
7. Washington and Lee 16-7 17-10
8. Lynchburg 16-5 17-7

WEST REGION In-Region Record Overall Record
1. Colorado College 23-2 29-3
2. Pacific Lutheran 15-4 16-5
3. Redlands 17-4 18-4
4. George Fox 12-4 15-5
5. Puget Sound 12-6 14-6
6. Cal Lutheran 14-5 16-10
7. La Verne 13-10 17-12
8. Pomona-Pitzer 10-11 12-12


In each region, 8 teams are ranked by the Evaluations committee, whether there are 20 teams in the (West) region or 77 (New England).
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 07, 2009, 10:14:46 pm
Midwest Region AQ's"

WIAC:  UW-Whitewater
MWC:   St. Norbert
CCIW:  Carthage
NAthCon:   Lakeland
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 07, 2009, 10:17:40 pm
Great Lakes AQ's (so far):

MIAA:  Calvin
NCAC: Wittenberg
OAC:   Ohio Northern
HCAC:  Bluffton
PAC:  Thomas More
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 07, 2009, 10:20:36 pm
Central Region AQ's:

IIAC:  Simpson
MIAC:  St. Benedict
UMAC:  St. Scholastica
SLIAC:  Webster
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 07, 2009, 10:33:10 pm
West Region AQ's:

NWC:  Pacific Lutheran (no tournament)
SCIAC:  Redlands
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 07, 2009, 10:34:54 pm
South Region AQ's:

ASC:   UT-Dallas
ODAC:  Randolph-Macon
USA South:  Christopher Newport
SCAC:  Southwestern-TX

Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 08, 2009, 09:03:01 am
Mid-Atlantic AQ's:

CAC:  Salisbury
CSAC:  Cabrini
AMCC: Frostburg State
Centennial:  Haverford
Landmark:  Juniata
Commonwealth/Freedom:  Lebanon Valley
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 08, 2009, 09:31:50 pm
New England Region AQ's:

GNAC:  Emerson
Little East:  UMass/Boston
MASCAC: Westfield State
NAC:  Maine Maritime
NECC:  Daniel Webster
NESCAC:  Williams
NEWMAC:  Wellesley
TCCC:  Roger Williams
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 08, 2009, 09:48:26 pm
New York Region AQ's:

NJAC:  Richard Stockton
SUNYAC:  New Paltz
E8:  Stevens Tech
NEAC:  U of Dallas
Liberty League:  Clarkson
Skyline:  Polytechnic
CUNYAC:  CCNY
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 09, 2009, 01:22:31 am
NECC (Daniel Webster), UMAC (St. Scholastica) and LL (Clarkson) are not Pool A conferences. Missing are the UAA (Emory), GSAC (Maryville) and Freedom (Eastern).

You can see all of the AQ's on this page:
http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/mwc-conference-tourneys-2009/ (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/mwc-conference-tourneys-2009/)

While you're there, here are the 22 at-large teams that I think are in:
http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/my-22-at-large-predictions/ (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/my-22-at-large-predictions/)
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 09, 2009, 01:18:51 pm
Clarkson (28-6 overall ) got in, will play Wellesley.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 09, 2009, 10:00:06 pm
If you have an interest, Regional Guides for the Hope, Oshkosh and Wash U regionals are now up.
http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/ (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 15, 2009, 12:29:51 pm
If you liked the D-III Regional Guides, the D-III Nationals Guide is up on the blog (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/). Even if you didn't like the Regional Guides, you can still check it out.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 17, 2009, 07:44:24 pm
I very much like the D-III Nationals Guide.  Thanks for posting.  My favorite part is your prediction that the championship will be played by Washington University and someone else.  I watched the Bears play every home game and watched the losses to Ohio Northern, Hope College, and Division II UMSL.  And, of all the teams I watched, including Juniata, the team that impressed me most was Hope College. 

The match was very close and we did take the third set, but Hope College looked super confident and in control for most of the match.

We will see.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 17, 2009, 10:18:38 pm
I very much like the D-III Nationals Guide.  Thanks for posting.  My favorite part is your prediction that the championship will be played by Washington University and someone else.  I watched the Bears play every home game and watched the losses to Ohio Northern, Hope College, and Division II UMSL.  And, of all the teams I watched, including Juniata, the team that impressed me most was Hope College. 

The match was very close and we did take the third set, but Hope College looked super confident and in control for most of the match.

We will see.
Big fan of Hope over here. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the Dutch beat Wash U, but I think getting Marilee Fisher back at setter and the maturation of both Wash U freshmen makes the Bears a slight favorite. Albers and Budde vs. VandeGuchte and Fiedler will be fun to watch at the net.

I think the semis and finals will be highly entertaining, and all are pick 'ems in my opinion (if the higher-ranked teams advance on Thursday).
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 18, 2009, 10:59:51 pm
Shame that the quarterfinal games will not be broadcast online.  Then again, I have to work tomorrow so it probably better that the games are not going to be online.

Should be very good volleyball the rest of the way...and I think the Bears are ready for whatever comes our way.  Good luck to Wisconsin-Oshkosh as well.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 19, 2009, 08:41:22 am
Shame that the quarterfinal games will not be broadcast online.  Then again, I have to work tomorrow so it probably better that the games are not going to be online.

Should be very good volleyball the rest of the way...and I think the Bears are ready for whatever comes our way.  Good luck to Wisconsin-Oshkosh as well.
All matches will be webcasted today. See the John Carroll championship site (http://www.jcusports.com/sports/2009/8/17/NCAAD3VB2009.aspx) for the links under webcast access. All are also listed on the NCAA site.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 19, 2009, 10:26:21 am
Thanks!  I am glad I mentioned my concern.  The Washington University Athletics home page only had a link to the live stats.  They are usually very good at posting the live video link if available.  I should have looked a little closer.

I also noticed a number of Division I soccer games online on the CBS Sports website.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 19, 2009, 05:48:36 pm
It looks like we get a Hope-Washington University rematch.  Should be very good.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: hope1 on November 19, 2009, 06:05:15 pm
hope beat them ealier in the seasson
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ron Boerger on November 19, 2009, 08:48:07 pm
Juniata defeats Trinity (TX), 25-16, 27-25, 25-23. 

Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 19, 2009, 10:49:37 pm
@hope1: You should assume that if I knew enough to know that the Hope-Washington University rematch is indeed a rematch, then I know a little about the previous match.  In my experience, it is a good idea to read back a few messages when posting.  Had you done so, you would have noticed that I referred to Hope College as the most confident team I had watched all season. 

Exhibit A:
I watched the Bears play every home game and watched the losses to Ohio Northern, Hope College, and Division II UMSL.  And, of all the teams I watched, including Juniata, the team that impressed me most was Hope College.  The match was very close and we did take the third set, but Hope College looked super confident and in control for most of the match.

If it ain't Dutch it ain't much!

I do think that both teams played very similar matches against similar opponents today.  I also think that our two freshmen are going to be much better prepared this time around.

Having said all that, I think volleyball fans have three very good matches ahead.  The four best teams are here and ready to play!
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 19, 2009, 11:04:24 pm
@OshDude: I very much appreciate the analysis on your blog.  You had a much more positive assessment of Washington University than I did.  I was working today, and missed the 8 or 9 point run in the first set and much of the last set.  I may have missed some of the best action.

I also flipped back and forth between work and the Hope match and most of what I had seen was Hope College playing well.

I am going to go in to work early tomorrow so I can watch the entire match in the afternoon.

I am with you...I appreciate the webcast, but the announcer needed to study his information beforehand.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 19, 2009, 11:45:25 pm
@OshDude: I very much appreciate the analysis on your blog.  You had a much more positive assessment of Washington University than I did.  I was working today, and missed the 8 or 9 point run in the first set and much of the last set.  I may have missed some of the best action.

I also flipped back and forth between work and the Hope match and most of what I had seen was Hope College playing well.

I am going to go in to work early tomorrow so I can watch the entire match in the afternoon.

I am with you...I appreciate the webcast, but the announcer needed to study his information beforehand.
Thanks. Just one dude's opinion. I believe in the big tent. Awesome if I see things differently than others. It leads to better conversation.

Brandt went on a huge service run in Set 1. If she has an ice pack tomorrow, her right shoulder is probably sore from repetitive motion. About a 50/50 split in terms of Bears points earned and received there. Set 4 was meh. Total domination. Looked like Wash U decided it was time to end it.

Hope today compared to other D-III teams I have ever seen would grade out just fine. But comparing Hope to Hope, this match didn't do it for me. The hitting percentage wound up much higher than I thought it would when I was watching. Didn't have live stats up for that one, and I write as I watch to have the stuff up a minute or two after the final point. But there were so many errors. I credit Hope for winning, but 37 errors in four sets isn't great. If I would have guessed at the number of Hope errors without a box score, I would have said 45. You may be right in that I was too tough on Hope. The overall stats suggest that, but it wasn't the feeling I had just watching it.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 20, 2009, 04:48:20 pm
Both Hope and Washington University seem tentative early on.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 20, 2009, 06:02:56 pm
The game is not over, but Hope has simply taken over.  This reminds me of the first match.  Hope looks like they are having loads of fun and Washington University is struggling; getting outplayed and committing too many errors.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 20, 2009, 06:33:55 pm
What a match?  Washington University with the comeback, but clearly not over.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Wydown Blvd. on November 20, 2009, 10:14:10 pm
Wow. what a rally by the bears!

Two storied programs face off for the title tomorrow. Even though there were a lot of newbies in the elite eight, its amazing that the "old head" programs make it to the championship match.

Juniata v. WashU at 7pm (est.)
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 20, 2009, 11:56:52 pm
The Hope-Washington University semifinal was one of the best volleyball matches I have seen, all things considered. 

I do have to hand it to Hope for a brilliant match.  The team was all smiles and seemed to enjoy every minute.  Congratulations to the Flying Dutch on their first ever Final Four.

Unfortunately, I could not watch the Juniata-Oshkosh match.

Congratulations to Washington University on yet another championship appearance and best of luck tomorrow!  Go Bears.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 21, 2009, 09:13:59 am
The Hope-Washington University semifinal was one of the best volleyball matches I have seen, all things considered. 

I do have to hand it to Hope for a brilliant match.  The team was all smiles and seemed to enjoy every minute.  Congratulations to the Flying Dutch on their first ever Final Four.

Unfortunately, I could not watch the Juniata-Oshkosh match.

Congratulations to Washington University on yet another championship appearance and best of luck tomorrow!  Go Bears.
You missed a JC defensive clinic and a UWO team that didn't pass or close out sets very well. So, you didn't miss much.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 21, 2009, 04:06:04 pm
Just a few hours away from the championship.

It will be interesting to see how Washington University plays Juniata today, especially in the first set, after coming so close to defeat before rallying back to win it in five sets.

Will fatigue be an issue?  Nerves?  And, will the team move past the service errors and other mistakes from yesterday?  Will the Bears be able to spark runs as it did in the last two matches?

The last match with Juniata was record breaking.  The Bears played so well, but they also had home court advantage and one of the largest and most vocal student contingents that I have seen.

The more critical question for me: is my internet going to work well enough to watch?
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 21, 2009, 09:05:21 pm
Congratulations Bears for bringing home No. 10.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 21, 2009, 09:43:21 pm
This poster seconds that! (I wonder how happy Wydown Blvd is with that result.  .  . )
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 21, 2009, 10:06:45 pm
Congratulations Bears for bringing home No. 10.
Grats to you and yours, WUH. Nothing was easy in Wash U's road. Carthage, Colorado, Hope, Juniata ... the Bears definitely earned it. And they only lose two players next year, although those two are/were pretty important. But we may have to get used to seeing Wash U in the finals. Like we weren't already, but ...

(Bummer that Oshkosh and Wash U didn't play each other this year EDIT: play each other at all, not in the finals, although I would have been all right with that. Would like to have seen that matchup once this year)
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WUPHF on November 22, 2009, 12:24:39 am
Oshdude: thanks for the congratulations and again thanks for the online guide.  Maybe our teams will cross paths in a tournament next year.

If you are still looking for a Sports Information Directors job as it indicates on the blog, keep trying because your writing is good.  And, if you do not have a lot of luck quickly, consider a graduate program in Journalism or Educational Administration.  A lot of athletic departments offer graduate assistantships (free tuition and a stipend).  You will find something.

Talk to you next year!
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 22, 2009, 10:11:12 am
Oshdude: thanks for the congratulations and again thanks for the online guide.  Maybe our teams will cross paths in a tournament next year.

If you are still looking for a Sports Information Directors job as it indicates on the blog, keep trying because your writing is good.  And, if you do not have a lot of luck quickly, consider a graduate program in Journalism or Educational Administration.  A lot of athletic departments offer graduate assistantships (free tuition and a stipend).  You will find something.

Talk to you next year!
Funny you mention that last bit. My plan is to head back to school within the next year or two in one of those two ways.

The newspaper market is pretty crazy, but I'm stubborn enough to wait awhile longer. If huge, influential papers like the ones in San Francisco and Newark are on the brink, it's about time I move along. It's frustrating having only my little sites that don't allow me the resources to do more in-depth stuff. So the sites look like what they are: something I do in my spare time to satisfy my need to write and do nerdy compilation stuff. Writing the occasional story for local papers, a national mag and one of the sites in the D3sports.com network is fun. But a full-time sports job sounds a bit better. SID work seems appealing. I hope to find out whether it is.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Wydown Blvd. on December 03, 2009, 01:41:55 am
WLCALUM83 thanks for the shout out a while back... :)
Definitely happy to bring another banner to the WUSTL Fieldhouse.
Sidenote: The season was very similar to the 2007 season when the Bears won the championship. Ups and downs throughout the year, at times not executing like best team out there, always had an athlete for an outside hitter (Alberts in 07 and Budde in 09), consistency at middle hitter, losing the UAA conference championship, the list of similarities goes on and on.

One of the best parts for WashU fans is they only graduate 2 seniors!
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on March 18, 2010, 10:30:13 am
Not D-III related but Oshkosh is hosting "The best kept secret in volleyball," The Waupaca Boatride Tournament at the Country USA grounds.

It's a two-day (7/9-10, but play on 7/10 only) event featuring coed grass 4s, men's/women's grass 3s, junior boy's/girl's 4s and men's/women's sand doubles. Oh, and there's beer/beverages and music included in the entry;). Many camp out at one of the sites right on the grounds. It's quite a sight. Plus, there are cash and merch prizes.

A lot of WIAC players – men and women – routinely play and place in the many divisions. Organizers are expecting about 725 teams this year.

http://www.waupacaboatride.com/ (http://www.waupacaboatride.com/)
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 07, 2011, 12:25:38 am
If anyone cares what I think, about six hours ago I posted my projected field of 64 (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/) along with regional hosts. Mouse that hyperlink or mouse the globe next to my handle for that and the other D-III volleyball stuff I do.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Captain Bob on November 07, 2011, 04:31:11 pm
Actual field of 64:
http://cnusports.com/documents/2011/11/7/volleyball-women_d3_2011.pdf?id=1859

Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 08, 2011, 07:39:53 pm
A Washington-St. Louis Regional Guide (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/) is up for anyone who's interested in such things.

The Calvin and Moorhead Guides are delayed until tomorrow due to needing five all-conference teams.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 09, 2011, 02:51:54 pm
The Calvin and Concordia-Moorhead Regional Guides are up (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/), if that's something that interests you.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 14, 2011, 07:50:42 pm
A championship poll and the 2011 Nationals Guide have been posted (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/).
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Captain Bob on November 18, 2011, 06:13:12 pm
I'm here in St. Louis and was thrilled to see my Captains take the first game of the national quarterfinals 3-1 over SUNY-Cortland. Anyone else make the trip to support their school?
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 20, 2011, 11:53:16 pm
Congrats to Witt. Great team.

A recap was posted (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/) minutes after the match in you're interested.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 03, 2012, 04:54:19 pm
Early 11/3/2012 D3 VB AQ's:

Midwest Conference:  Cornell  (per Twitter)
CCIW:  Elmhurst  (per Twitter)
OAC:  Otterbein
TCCC:  Roger Williams
WIAC:  UW-Eau Claire

   1 other development:  Top seed in the E8 tournament was upset today (per Twitter)..  IMHO, Mt. Union, UW-Stevens Pt. and Hope get in. Randolph-Macon?? Not sure.

More AQ's in:

MIAA:  Calvin
ASC:    Hardin-Simmons
NAthCon:  Benedictine
Landmark:  Juniata
ODAC:     Washington & Lee
IIAC:  Wartburg
NCAC:  Wittenberg

Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 04, 2012, 12:51:26 am
Don't want to be redundant, but due to a quirky conference safety net, Mount Union is the AQ in the OAC.

While I'm here, check out my D-III women's volleyball blog (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/). Please.
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: OshDude on November 06, 2012, 07:33:09 pm
There are things of more import going on tonight, but if you get a chance, check out the newly published Elmhurst Regional Guide (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/2012-elmhurst-regional-guide/) and St. Thomas Regional Guide (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/2012-st-thomas-regional-guide/) at the blog (http://uwoshvball.wordpress.com/).

If you find them useful, tell a friend.
Title: Re: 2013 Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 09, 2013, 11:35:53 am
Heard  the following teams got upset or eliminated in their respective tourneys thus far:

ASC:  #1 UT-Dallas
OAC:  ranked Otterbein
ODAC:  #2 Randolph-Macon

SCAC;  Colorado College is one match loss away from elimination:

(adds a bit more to the "on the bubble watch")

Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 11, 2013, 11:33:18 am
Some 2013 Bracket Observations:

"Somethin's Gotta Give Right Away Dept."

Ranked vs. Ranked 1st round matches:

Elmhurst Regional:  Wash-MO vs. UW-Whitewater
St. Thomas Regional:  Augsburg vs. Pacific Lutheran
                                 St. Benedict vs. Cornell-IA

Underdog/champ match-up (at least on paper):  Agnes Scott vs. ranked Emory  (Agnes Scott comes out of a comparably weak GSAC).
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Flying Dutch Fan on November 11, 2013, 12:27:38 pm
While I would have preferred Hope to be playing at home, I am very grateful to see that Hope & Calvin are in separate regions.  So any potential for a 4th meeting will be for the National Championship - which would be a home match for Hope :)
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Calvin Regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 14, 2013, 01:00:49 pm
Joining Bluffton/Wittenberg in progress:  Tigers took Set 1, Set 2 about to get underway:

Update:  Wittenberg takes this one in 3 
                      (25-16, 25-19, 25-20)
Witt:  Seidenstricker 15 kills, Murray 15 digs

(Barring a Buffalo State upset, the Tigers figure to have an interesting 2nd round matchup with U of Chicago tomorrow).

Match 2 Update: Buffalo State has forced a 4th set in the match vs. Chicago--

Update: Bengals' upset bid falls short; U of Chicago takes it (25-13, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14)
                                      U of Chicago:  Del Zenero 50 assists- 4 players with 11 or more digs

Match 3 Update:   OAC ups its' record to 2-0 on the day, Mt. Union takes Carnegie Mellon (3-0)


Day 2:  Final:  Wittenberg over U of Chicago (28-30, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21)
                         
                           This regional host school also wins, taking Mt. Union in 5
                       

Title: Re: Postseason (13 St. Thomas Regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 14, 2013, 01:49:15 pm
Cornell-IA/St. Benedict midway thru 1st set at the moment. . .
  Update:   Final  St. Benedict over Cornell  (25-16, 25-16, 25-17)
                    Blazers:  4 players with 12 or more digs.

Update:      Looking in on UW-Stevens Point/Wartburg--IA squad up 1-0 midway thru 2nd as I post--

Update:      FINAL:  UW-Stevens Point comes back from 2 sets down to stun Wartburg
                                                (21-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-12)
                                       Pointers:  Brunkhorst 24 kills, Picel 26 digs (highest of 5 Pointers with 10 or more digs)
                                            (the dogfight of the day so far)

Day 2:  Look-in on UW-Stevens-Pt./St. Benedict
                                    Match tied at 1 set each at the moment

                    Update:  Pointers take it
                                             (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20)

                    Update    St. Thomas over Augsburg in 4



   
Title: Re: Postseason '13 Elmhurst Regional
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 14, 2013, 02:41:37 pm
Final just in:
    Hope over Webster
          (25-21, 25-13, 25-17)       (FDF cheering. . . . )
                    Next up--they get the DePauw/Otterbein winner 

 Otterbein up 2-0 on DePauw at current look-in--

Update:   Hope's next opponent is---
                                 Otterbein, which beat DePauw in 3

Day 2:

         Hope over Otterbein (3-1)  (Dutch only 1 match win away from Elite 8)

         Elmhurst knocks off Washington-MO (3-0)
 
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Clarkson Regional))
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 15, 2013, 04:16:42 pm
Richard Stockton won Match 1

Colby-Sawyer/New Paltz State still in progress:
   Update:  New Paltz State takes it (3-0)

Match 3:  New York U takes Nazareth in 3

Match 4:  Clarkson over Westfield State (3-0)

Day 2:

New Paltz State over Richard Stockton (3-0)

In Progress:  New York U has just forced at least a 4th set vs. Clarkson

Update:  Final:  Clarkson over New York U (3-1)

Day 3:

Regional Final result:  Clarkson over New Paltz State (3-1)

Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Juniata regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 15, 2013, 04:21:35 pm
Match 1:  Eastern-PA won (3-0)
Match 2:  CNU/Cabrini still in progress (5th set)
                  Update:  CNU takes it (19-25, 25-13, 25-27, 25-23, 15-12)

Match 3:  Stevenson over Salisbury in 3

Match 4:  Juniata over Gallaudet (3-1)

Day 2:

Eastern-PA over CNU (3-0)

Update:  Stevenson over Juniata (3-2)

Day 3:

Regional Final:  Eastern-PA over Stevenson (3-0)
Title: Re: Postseason ( '13 Trinity-TX Regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 15, 2013, 04:34:08 pm
Match 1 winner:  UT-Dallas
Match 2:  Mary Hardin-Baylor up on Southwestern (2-1) in set 4 at the moment--
                Update 1:  This match is going to 5
                 Update 2:  Southwestern pulls it out--
           
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ron Boerger on November 15, 2013, 06:26:04 pm
Southwestern has played much better at the end of the season, but that result over UMHB is an upset.
HSU took the first set from 1-loss Cal Lu, surprise surprise, hitting .064 won't win too many sets.

EDIT:  CLU up 11-5 in third set but trailing 2-0 overall (22-25, 19-25).

FINAL:   CLU wins in five, 15-13 in the final set after trailing 6-8 and 12-13.

I'll be out for a while, WLCALUM83, so feel free to update the Trinity-UC Santa Cruz match.
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Emory Regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 15, 2013, 06:53:58 pm
Final:
     Berry takes Washington and Lee in 3
                  (25-21, 25-23, 27-25)

Final #2:  Colorado College over Maryville-TN in 3

Final #3:  CMS over Thomas More in 3

Final #4:   Emory over Agnes Scott (3-0)

Day 2:

Colorado College over CMS (3-1)

Berry and Emory in progress yet (3rd set, tied 1-1 at the moment)

Update: Final:  Emory over Berry (3-1)

Day 3:

Regional Final:  Emory over Colorado College (3-1)

Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 15, 2013, 10:21:16 pm
Southwestern has played much better at the end of the season, but that result over UMHB is an upset.
HSU took the first set from 1-loss Cal Lu, surprise surprise, hitting .064 won't win too many sets.

EDIT:  CLU up 11-5 in third set but trailing 2-0 overall (22-25, 19-25).

FINAL:   CLU wins in five, 15-13 in the final set after trailing 6-8 and 12-13.


Joining UC Santa Cruz/Trinity TX midway thru 4th set--Tigers up 2-1 at the moment

Update:  It's a final:  Trinity over UC-Santa Cruz, 3 sets to 1
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ron Boerger on November 16, 2013, 12:12:45 am
I believe the SCAC is the only conference with three representatives still in, but two face off tomorrow (Southwestern and Trinity TX). 
Title: Re: Postseason )'13 Trinity-TX regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 16, 2013, 05:44:01 pm
Day 2 update:

Cal Lutheran up 2-0, (they're just underway in Set 3 at the moment)

Update:  It's gone final--Cal Lu eliminates UT-Dallas in 3

Update: Trinity-TX/Southwestern-TX going to a 5th set!
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Flying Dutch Fan on November 16, 2013, 08:22:22 pm
Calvin over Wittenberg in the first two 25-19 and 25-22.

UPDATE: Witt takes the third 25-23

UPDATE: And Witt takes the fourth 26-24. On to a 5th set

UPDATE: Calvin wins the 5th 15-9 and advances to next weekend at Hope.
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 St. Thomas Regional)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 16, 2013, 08:31:10 pm
UW-Stevens Point lost Set 1 to St. Thomas

Update:  Pointers take Set 2

Final:  Welcome to Holland, UW-Stevens Point!
                         
                       Pointers win!  (19-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-19) 
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Flying Dutch Fan on November 16, 2013, 08:32:38 pm
Elmhurst takes the 1st over Hope 26-24

UPDATE: Hope takes the second 25-20

UPDATE: Hope dominates the third and wins 25-14

UPDATE: Hope dominates the 4th 25-15 and will have the home court next weekend!!!!
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: Ron Boerger on November 16, 2013, 09:08:08 pm
Trinity and Southwestern are in a fifth set ... for the THIRD time this year ...

Southwestern won first two sets 26-24, 25-23 ...
TU won second two sets 25-20, 25-20 ...

and Trinity wins the fifth set, 21-19.   Both teams had three match points before the Tigers finally converted on the fourth.    The fourth time these teams have faced off and the fourth win for Trinity.

Regional Final will be #2 Cal Lutheran (32-1) vs #14 Trinity (TX) (36-6). 
Title: Re: Postseason
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 17, 2013, 07:39:03 pm
Cal Lutheran over Trinity-TX  (3-1)
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Elite Eight)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 17, 2013, 08:06:39 pm
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.

Title: Re: Postseason (Elite 8)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 21, 2013, 09:59:02 pm
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))
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Championship Final)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 23, 2013, 07:53:34 am
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)
Title: Re: Postseason ('13 Championship Final)
Post by: WLCALUM83 on November 24, 2013, 08:12:29 am
Calvin comes back from a 2-0 set deficit to take the 2013 title!