D III Women's Volleyball

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11/9: UW-Stevens Point, St. Thomas, Chicago, Elmhurst, Wartburg, Cornell, Dominican, Northwestern, Webster earn Pool A bids

See the Conference Tourneys page for Pool A winners around the country.

WIAC 3rd-place
UW-Eau Claire 3, UW-La Crosse 0 UWEC’s Maggie Holcombe had 41 assists.
WIAC final

#19 UW-Stevens Point 3, UW-Whitewater 1 UWSP’s Krista Loos had 18 kills.

MIAC final
#4 St. Thomas 3, #7 Saint Benedict 2 Set 5 ended 15-11; UST’s Jill Greenfield had 16 kills, 19 digs.

UAA 3rd-place
Carnegie Mellon 3, #8 Washington-St. Louis 2 Set 5 ended 15-9; WUSTL hit .038 over the last two sets.
UAA final
#T20 Chicago 3, #6 Emory 1 UC’s Nikki DelZenero had 57 assists, 13 digs.

CCIW final
#5 Elmhurst 3, Millikin 1 EC’s Kaitlyn Wilks went 15-3-27 with 10 digs.

IIAC final
Wartburg 3, Coe 0 WC’s Ramey Sieck had 27 assists, 18 digs, 8 kills.

MWC final
#T20 Cornell 3, St. Norbert 0 CC’s Kathleen O’Connor had 15 kills.

NACC final
Dominican 3, Edgewood 0 DU’s Carri Chambers had 18 kills, 10 digs.

UMAC final
Northwestern 3, Minnesota Morris 1 UNW’s Kendra Korporal had 14 kills.

SLIAC semis
Principia 3, Greenville 2 Set 5 ended 15-11; PC’s Tess Rountree had 29 kills, 30 digs.
Webster 3, Westminster 0 Webster’s Sam Kersting went 14-1-26 with 6 blocks.
SLIAC final
Webster 3, Principia 0 WU’s Sam Kersting went 14-3-25.

GSAC semis
Salem 3, Finlandia 1 FU hit .086.

NCCAA Regional semis
• Faith Baptist 3, North Central (Minn.) 1

Top 25 upset watch
#2 Calvin 3, #1 Hope 2
#3 Cal Lutheran 3, #24 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0
#9 Juniata 3, Susquehanna 1
#10 Mount Union 3, Heidelberg 0
#11 Colorado College 3, Texas Lutheran 0
#12 Wittenberg 3, #25 DePauw 0
#12 Wittenberg 3, Hiram 0
#14 Trinity (Texas) 3, Southwestern 2
#15 Pacific Lutheran 3, Lewis & Clark 0
#17 Eastern 3, DeSales 0
Pacific (Ore.) 3, #18 Puget Sound 2
#22 Stevenson 3, Messiah 0
#23 Clarkson 3, Union (N.Y.) 0
#25 DePauw 3, Dension 0

-Ricky Nelson


Written by Ricky Nelson

November 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The South Region is a bit of a mess.
    #1 – Emory holding form a plays Chicago in the finals
    #2 – Trinity makes finals but holds on by the skin of their teeth against TLU
    #3 – UTD loses early in the tournament and now it’s a real question where they will be ranked and whether they get a bid.
    #4 – UMHB loses early but with their double-elimination format are still alive. Need to beat ETBU and H-S twice (!) to win the bid.
    #5 – Berry is on track in their tournament
    #6 – Southwestern shocks CC (in a sweep) and makes finals against Trinity.
    #7 – Randolph-Macon is out of their tournament.
    #8 – Centre is out, as well.
    UR – Hardin-Simmons in their finals and will play ETBU or UMHB. Double-elimination so they have two chances.

    I don’t envy the person doing the rankings this final time. In my mind, UTD is the big loser here as I had them in the tournament if they had made their finals. UMHB is still OK if they can make the finals (I think). Randolph-Macon and Centre should now be out of the rankings and have little hope. I think Hardin-Simmons still has to win their tournament to get a bid.

    Watching some of these conference tournaments and seeing really good teams playing poorly. Nerves have to be getting to some of these girls.


    November 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

  2. The fourth rankings are tough to gauge. I shall do my best with my predictions, but there is always a UTD situation or three to deal with each year.

    I’m struggling with the second Pool B already. I’m sure the committee will, too.

    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

  3. how does regionals hosting work? what are your best guesses at who will host?


    November 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  4. This is from the 2013 Pre-Championship Manual: The highest-seeded team that has submitted a bid and meets all selection criteria will be selected as the host institution, provided geographic proximity is maintained.

    I do not know which institutions submitted bids to host, making the guesswork even more difficult. I have not looked too closely at hosts because I don’t know the 43 Pool A’s, but I feel fairly comfortable in saying Emory, Clarkson, Elmhurst and Calvin could host regionals this year. Provided they submitted host bids that is. Beyond that, I’ll have to wait until more results come in.

    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

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