Samira Luis was one of the CIAA's best freshmen this year. The outside hitter hopes to carry her success into the NCAA Tournament
Dec. 5, 2013
WHEELING, WV - The Fayetteville State volleyball team will face Wheeling Jesuit in the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Lady Broncos (19-7 overall) received the eighth seed in the NCAA Atlantic Region after defeating Winston-Salem State 3-1 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship match.
The rematch is slated for 7:30 pm tonight as the fourth match of the day. Wheeling Jesuit, the region's top seed, is hosting the regional tournament for the second consecutive time. Last season, WJU swept Fayetteville State in the first round, 25-10, 25-15 and 25-10.
Fans will be able to follow the tournament via the host site at http://athletics.wju.edu/sports/2013/12/2/WVB_1202135917.aspx.
A total online experience can be found on the host site. All matches will have links for live stats, live video, post-game interviews and more. The webcast for all games are free.
The following links are related to Fayetteville State: Live Stats (http://www.wju.edu/athletics/26/xlive.htm) | Web Cast (mms://media.wju.edu/live10) | Post Game (mms://media.wju.edu/live15).
This season, the Cardinals went unbeaten in their inaugural season in the Mountain East Conference and finished 34-5 overall, closing out the year on a 10-match win streak.
FSU finished 12-4 in CIAA play. Senior middle-hitter Joylene Thompson has led the court all season. She was garnered pre-season and post-season All CIAA honors and was named the conference tournament most valuable player. Three other Lady Broncos also received accolades for their play; Taylor Norris, Samira Luis and Jessica Hardy.
The schedule for the tournament is as follows:
First Round - Thursday, December 5th
Match 1 - 12:00pm: #3 California PA vs. #6 Gannon
Match 2 - 2:30pm: #2 Clarion vs. #7 Seton Hill
Match 3 - 5:00pm: #4 Shippensburg vs. #5 Pitt-Johnstown
Match 4 - 7:30pm: #1 Wheeling Jesuit vs. #8 Fayetteville State
Second Round - Friday, December 6th
Match 5 - 5:00pm: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2
Match 6 - 7:30pm: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4
Regional Championship - Saturday, Dec. 7th
Match 7 - 7:00pm: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6