Monday December 1, 2008

Volleyball Team Reaches NCAA Tournament

First-year head coach Kelly Sheffield guides UD to its first at-large NCAA berth in volleyball. UD hosts the first- and second-round games at the Frericks Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

The University of Dayton volleyball team received its first at-large bid to the NCAA Division I women's volleyball tournament. For the second straight year, UD will host first- and second-round games at the Frericks Center.

UD starts its tournament run versus Western Michigan Friday, Dec. 5, following the evening's first match between Tennessee Tech and Tulane. The first match starts at 5 p.m.

The winners of the Friday matches will battle at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

Tickets are available at the UD ticket office in UD Arena or by calling 937-229-4433. All-session tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for student and seniors, and $4 for children ages 3-12. Single-session tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $4 for children ages 3-12.

The Flyers are 21-12. They finished second in both the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season and tournament.

This is UD's fifth trip to the national tournament since 2000.

UD Sports Information at 937-229-4419.