2016 NSAA Volleyball Conference Postseason Tournament field set

2016 NSAA Volleyball Conference Postseason Tournament field set

MADISON, S.D. – The 2016 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Volleyball Conference Postseason Tournament pairings has been announced by the conference office Sunday.  The tournament will begin with four quarterfinal matches with top four teams serving as the host on Tuesday evening.  Tuesday's winners will advance to Friday's semifinals to be held at the top seed remaining after the quarterfinal round, with the championship match scheduled for Saturday which is also taken place at the top seed remaining after the quarterfinal round.

Viterbo (Wis.) won the North Star Athletic Association conference regular-season title for the second straight year, finishing the conference schedule with an undefeated 16-0 record.  The V-Hawks (36-2 overall record) will host No. 8 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (11-25, 3-13 NSAA) in the quarterfinal round.  First serve is set for 6 p.m.

Also in the quarterfinal round, No. 2 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (29-9, 13-3 NSAA) will be the host to No. 7 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (17-21, 6-10 NSAA).  No. 6 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (12-20, 6-10 NSAA) travels to No. 3 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (23-11, 13-3 NSAA).  No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (11-21, 7-9 NSAA) plays No. 5 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (12-19, 7-9 NSAA).

Bellevue won the tiebreaker over Jamestown in numbers of sets won, as well as Valley City State's tiebreaker over Dickinson State.  Dakota State owned the tiebreaker over Waldorf with higher set points scored.

All other Tuesday's quarterfinal round matches are set for 7 p.m.

Friday's semifinals and Saturday's championship matches will be held at the top seed remaining after the quarterfinal round.  The semifinals are set for Friday with the championship match slated for Saturday.  Times for those matches are not determined.

The winner of the NSAA Volleyball Postseason Conference Tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament.  The national tournament's opening round is scheduled for Nov. 19 at campus sites, with winners moving on to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa on Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

2016 North Star Athletic Association Volleyball Conference Postseason Tournament
(Overall Record, NSAA Conference Record)

Tuesday, November 8 - Quarterfinals - Top Seeds Host
Match 1:  No. 8 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (11-25, 3-13 NSAA) @ No. 1 seed Viterbo (Wis.) (36-2, 16-0 NSAA) – 6 p.m. LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO
Match 2:  No. 5 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (12-19, 7-9 NSAA) @ No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (11-21, 7-9 NSAA) – 7 p.m. LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO
Match 3:  No. 6 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (12-20, 6-10 NSAA) @ No. 3 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (23-11, 13-3 NSAA) – 7 p.m. LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO
Match 4:  No. 7 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (17-21, 6-10 NSAA) @ No. 2 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (29-9, 13-3 NSAA) – 7 p.m. LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO

 

Friday, November 11 - Semifinals - Top Seed Remaining after Quarterfinals will be the Host Team
Match 5:  Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner – TBA LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO
Match 6:  Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner - TBA LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO

 

Saturday, November 12 - Championship - Top Seed Remaining after Quarterfinals will be the Host Team
Match 7:  Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner – TBA LIVE STATS LIVE VIDEO

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director