Tuesday September 18, 2018
SNc Channels:

About Salem-News.com


Nov-14-2010 17:50printcomments

Raiders To Host Hawks In NAIA Opening Round

Salem-News.com Sports

(Ashland, Oregon) - For the second straight year, the Southern Oregon volleyball team will play host to an NAIA National Championship Opening Round match.

The Raiders (22-3) will host Holy Names (16-10) Saturday at McNeal Pavilion. The match is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. The time will be confirmed on Monday.

The NAIA National Championships feature 36 teams. The top 11 teams and host school Briar Cliff (Iowa) receive a bye in the opening round. The next 24 teams will all play Opening Round matches on Saturday. The winners of the 12 Opening Round matches will join the top 12 teams in the pool play at the NAIA National Championships in Sioux City, Iowa Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The top two teams from each pool will advance to a single-elimination bracket starting Dec. 3.

SOU, both the Cascade Conference regular season co-champion and Cascade Conference postseason tournament champion, earned an automatic bid by winning the conference tournament. Holy Names also earned an automatic bid by winning the California Pacific Conference tournament.

The Raiders, ranked 14th in the final NAIA Top 25 poll, face the Hawks in the season-opening match at McNeal Pavilion. SOU won that match 25-20, 25-17, 25-19.

Other Opening Round matches include Union (Ky.) at Embry-Riddle (Fla.), Malone (Ohio) at Indiana Tech, Trinity Christian (Ill.) at Doane (Neb.), St. Thomas-Houston (Texas) at College of Idaho, St. Ambrose (Iowa) at Dordt (Iowa), Dillard (La.) at Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), Jamestown (N.D.) at Rocky Mountain (Mont.), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) at Lindenwood (Mo.), St. Xavier (Ill.) at Bellevue (Neb.), Oklahoma City at Friends (Kan.) and Indiana East at Shawnee State (Ohio).

This marks the sixth time SOU has made the NAIA National Tournament. SOU hosted Lewis-Clark State in the Opening Round match last year and fell in five sets.

Southern Oregon won the Cascade Conference Postseason Tournament title Saturday with a sweep of then 13th-ranked College of Idaho. The Coyotes dropped to 16th in the final poll.

Source: Southern Oregon University Athletics www.souraiders.com

Comments Leave a comment on this story.

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.

[Return to Top]
©2018 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.

Articles for November 13, 2010 | Articles for November 14, 2010 | Articles for November 15, 2010

The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Steele`s Karate
In Salem
Sign Up Now!

Your customers are looking: Advertise on Salem-News.com!

Tribute to Palestine and to the incredible courage, determination and struggle of the Palestinian People. ~Dom Martin

Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.