Monday November 29, 2010

Home Court Advantage

The Flyers volleyball team earned their highest seed in the NCAA Championship tournament and will host first- and second-round matches this weekend.

The Dayton Flyers volleyball team, ranked 12th in the nation, will host Butler in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in the Frericks Center.

As the tournament's overall 14th seed, Dayton (27-3) earned its highest NCAA championship seed in program history and will host the first and second rounds for the third time in the last four years. Butler (21-9) earned the Horizon League's automatic bid. It has won 12 of its last 14 matches.

Ohio State (22-11) and Lipscomb (24-6) will compete first Friday, followed by the Dayton-Butler match. The Buckeyes are one of eight Big Ten Conference teams in the field of 64. Lipscomb earned the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid for the third time in four years. The winners of each game will face off Saturday at a time to be determined.

If the Flyers advance beyond the second round, they will be playing in familiar territory again, as the University of Dayton Arena will host third-round and quarterfinal matches on Dec. 10 and 11.

Stanford, Tennessee and Southern California are the other seeded teams in the Dayton region.

DAYTON, OHIO REGIONAL – First Round Matchups
Dec. 3-4 at Dayton, Ohio (Frericks Center)
Ohio St. (22-11) vs. Lipscomb (24-6), 6 p.m. ET
Butler (21-9) vs. No. 14 Dayton (27-3), 8 p.m. ET

Dec. 3-4 at Stanford, Calif.
No. 3 Stanford (24-3) vs. Albany (NY) (22-8)
Cal St. Fullerton (26-5) vs. Colorado St. (25-4)

Dec. 3-4 at Bloomington, Ind.
No. 11 Tennessee (24-6) vs. Alabama A&M (16-10)
Miami (FL) (23-8) vs. Indiana (21-11)

Dec. 3-4 at Los Angeles, Calif.
San Diego (23-5) vs. Long Beach St. (25-7)
New Mexico (20-9) vs. No. 6 Southern California (25-4)

Opening Round Pass (Both Days)
$10 – Adult
$6 – Students/Senior Citizens
$4 – Children

Single-Session Pass
$6 – Adults
$5 – Students/Senior Citizens
$4 – Children

For more information on the tournament or to purchase tickets, visit the related link.

For more information contact Brian Karst at 937-229-4431 or bkarst1@notes.udayton.edu.