FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lipscomb University, which claimed the volleyball regular season championship by going undefeated in conference play, is the No. 1 seed in next week’s Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament, conference officials announced.
The tournament will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at FGCU’s Alico Arena. Quarterfinals will be played on Thursday, Nov. 19, with the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 20. The championship match will be 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Every match during the tournament will have live stats and will be webstreamed (ASun.TV) and available to watch over the Internet.
Defending champion No. 4 Belmont (17-14, 13-7 A-Sun) will face No. 5 Kennesaw State (17-11, 11-9 A-Sun) in the first quarterfinal match at 5:00 pm on Thursday. The second quarterfinal match will pair No. 6 seed Campbell (17-14, 10-10 A-Sun) against third-seed and tournament host FGCU (16-12, 15-5 A-Sun) at 7:30 p.m.
The winner between Belmont and Kennesaw State will face top-seeded Lispcomb on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in one semifinal. The other semifinal will have the winner between FGCU and Campbell meeting No. 2 Jacksonville at 7:30 p.m.
The championship match is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Belmont is the defending tournament champion, but the Lipscomb Bisons are the heavy favorite after finishing with a perfect 20-0 conference record, making them the first team in Atlantic Sun history to ever go undefeated in double round-robin play.
The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship tournament.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 16 at the FGCU Ticket Office. For information on All-Tournament passes or to purchase session/day passes please call the FGCU ticket office at 239-590-7145 or visit the website at http://www.fgcuathletics.com/tickets/default/.
Thursday, November 19th
5:00 p.m. ET - #5 Kennesaw State vs. #4 Belmont
7:30 p.m. ET - #6 Campbell vs. #3 FGCU
Friday, November 20th
5:00 p.m. ET – #4 Belmont or #5 Kennesaw State vs. #1 Lipscomb
7:30 p.m. ET – #3 FGCU or #6 Campbell vs. #2 Jacksonville
Saturday, November 21st
3:00 p.m. ET - Lower seed vs. higher seed