IU EAST VOLLEYBALL TO FACE BRYAN IN OPENING ROUND
November 12, 2012IU EAST BROADCAST SPORTS
The Indiana University East volleyball team will host Bryan College in an NAIA
Volleyball National Championship Opening Round match on Nov. 17.
The match will be played at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center. The start time
will be announced.
The winners of the National Championship Opening Round matches will advance to the
Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa, location of the NAIA National
Championship Final Site presented by CNOS. Final Site matches are No. 27 through
IU East (43-3) is making its fourth consecutive appearance in the NAIA Volleyball
National Championship. The Red Wolves are ranked 12th in the Tachikara-NAIA
Volleyball Coaches Poll.
Bryan (32-9) is making its first appearance in the NAIA Volleyball National
Championship. The Lions qualified by winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference
tournament. Bryan is riding a 10-match winning streak.
IU East and Bryan have one previous meeting, in 2009. The Lions rallied for a 23-25,
14-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-11 win at the Asbury College Invitational. IU East has not
lost a match when leading by two sets since that match. IU East's current seniors
were freshmen when the Red Wolves played Bryan in 2009. The Lions have one player
remaining from that 2009 match.