Post by Cubicle No More ... on Nov 28, 2022 3:02:47 GMT -5
Women's Volleyball to Battle LSU In NCAA First Round
Women's Volleyball 11.27.2022
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team (22-6, 19-1 Big West) will be heading to Stanford, Calif. for the 2022 NCAA Tournament's First and Second Rounds as announced on Sunday afternoon. For the third-straight season, the Rainbow Wahine earned the Big West's automatic bid into the tournament after clinching the league title on Friday night. Hawai'i will open play against LSU (15-13, 9-9 SEC) on Friday, Dec. 3 at Stanford's Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal (24-4, 19-1 PAC-12) are the No. 1 seed and will take on Pepperdine (19-10, 10-8 WCC) in the First Round.
This is Hawai'i's 29th-consecutive and 40th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Hawai'i received an automatic bid after winning its 11th overall and seventh Big West title since rejoining the league in 2012. UH head coach Robyn Ah Mow's has led the Rainbow Wahine to their last five-straight NCAA tourneys. UH did not compete in 2021 as the Big West canceled the fall 2020 season due to Covid-19.
Thirty-two conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 32 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and placed within four regions. Texas earned the top seed overall, followed by Stanford, Wisconsin, and Louisville.
2022 NCAA DI Women's Volleyball Tournament First and Second Rounds FIRST ROUND MATCH: Hawai'i (22-6, 19-1 Big West) vs. LSU (15-13, 9-9 SEC) SITE: Maples Pavilion (Stanford University) – Stanford, Calif. DATE: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 TIME: 2:30. P.M. HT
Post by Cubicle No More ... on Nov 28, 2022 3:14:27 GMT -5
Tigers Punch Ticket to NCAA Tournament
November 27, 2022
BATON ROUGE, La. – For the first time since 2017 the LSU Tigers Volleyball team punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
“This is what we have worked for all season long,” said head coach Tonya Johnson. “I feel like this team has put in the time and effort to be rewarded with this. I could not be more excited and prouder of a group of young women and what they stand for. I am super excited that they represent LSU.”
The Tigers will travel to Stanford, Calif. and will play No. 8 seed Hawai’i in the first round at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday, December 2. Pepperdine and No. 1 seed Stanford will also play in the first round of the Stanford Quarter. The first-round winners will play in the second round Saturday with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the line.
LSU is making its 16th NCAA Tournament appearance and has a 14-15 record in NCAA Tournament matches.
LSU concluded the regular season with an overall 15-13 record, including a 9-9 mark in SEC play. It is the Tigers first winning season since 2017.
Post by Cubicle No More ... on Nov 29, 2022 14:43:44 GMT -5
LSU volleyball makes NCAA Tournament for first time since 2017
Jason Willis | @jasonwillis4 Nov 28, 2022, Reveille
The LSU volleyball team celebrates a point on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, during LSU’s 3-2 victory against Mississippi State at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. Erin Barker
On Sunday, Nov. 27, the NCAA aired its annual Selection Show for the NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament on ESPNU. The LSU Tigers, along with many other volleyball teams in the country, waited to see if they would hear their name called to be included in the tournament, a feat the program has not accomplished since 2017.
Much to the excitement of the team and staff, who exploded into celebration upon hearing the news, LSU was announced to have received an at-large tournament berth. It represents a great accomplishment for Head Coach Tonya Johnson and her staff in their first year with the program after taking over for long-time Head Coach Fran Flory.
“I feel like the team has put in the time and the effort and the hard work to be rewarded with this, and I couldn’t be more excited and proud of a group of young women and what they stand for. I’m super excited that they represent LSU,” said Johnson.