Date: November 5, 2001
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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W&L VOLLEYBALL EARNS NCAA TOURNAMENT BID
Generals To Face Christopher Newport On Thursday
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team
received the third seed and will face sixth-seeded Christopher Newport
on Thursday evening at 5:00 pm CST in the first round of the NCAA Division
III South Regional held in San Antonio, Texas. The winner of the match
will advance to meet Emory University in a South Regional semifinal on
W&L defeated Christopher Newport, 3-1, in the W&L Invitational
on September 8.
Trinity University is the region's top-seed and host of the six-team regional.
The Tigers will take on the winner of the East Texas Baptist/Maryville
match in Friday's other semifinal. The winners of Friday's semifinal matches
will square off on Saturday for the right to play in the Division III
Quarterfinals on November 17.
The Generals, ranked No. 3 in the latest South Regional poll, earned the
automatic bid after claiming the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title
on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Roanoke. W&L concluded
its regular season with an overall record of 29-4. The 29 victories ties
a school-record set during the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
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