November 11, 2013

Bluffton Volleyball to Open NCAA Regional Play Against Wittenberg

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Bluffton University women's volleyball team will play its first match in the NCAA Division III Championship on November 14 when they travel to Calvin College in Calvin, Michigan for a first-round match in the NCAA Regional against Wittenberg University.

The Beavers (16-18), champions of the HCAC tournament, and the No. 12 ranked Tigers (23-8) will meet Thursday at a time yet to be announced. 

Wittenberg won an NCAA Division III national championship in 2011 and will be making the school's 19th NCAA Tournament appearance.  The Tigers hold a 32-17 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament.

This will be Bluffton's fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2009.

A first-round win by Bluffton would propel them to a match against the winner of the Buffalo State (25-9) vs. Chicago (26-10) match.

Mount Union (30-4), Carnegie Mellon (25-9), Penn St.-Behrend (22-8), and Calvin (29-1) will also take part in the Calvin Regional.