Tigers start national tournamnet pool-play Nov. 27 against IU East. Photo by Richard Davis
Volleyball - Sun, Nov. 18, 2012
Georgetown College's volleyball team learned its Sioux
City, Iowa pool opponents Sunday afternoon. The No. 13 Tigers will be pitted
against No. 1 Concordia (30-0), No. 12 Indiana University East (43-3) and
There are six pools of four teams each. The top two teams
from every pool will advance to a 12-team single-elimination tournament. Four
teams from pool-play will receive a bye in the opening round of the elimination
All of Georgetown's pool-play matches will be at 5:45 CST
starting Nov. 27 with IU East. The next day the team plays Concordia and
finishes with Morningside on Nov. 29.
"That Tuesday match (against IU East) is key," said GC
coach Nick Griffin. "They are a senior laden team. We have seen them a lot in
the past several years, but didn't play each other this year.
"The Wolves were at the Boneyard Brawl, so we got to
see them play and vice versa. I think both programs are comparable and maybe
the notable difference is their experience. We are young, but just as talented.
It will be a huge match."
Concordia is without one of its All-Americans, who
suffered a season-ending injury recently. However, Griffin knows "they are
The veteran coach knows Morningside is probably coming in
a little under the radar, playing in a very tough Great Plains Athletic
Conference. He is glad to be playing them third, getting two days to study this
If the Tigers advance out of pool-play the elimination
round begins Nov. 30. If they get one of the four byes they will only play one
match that day, but if not, will have to play two in order to advance to the Dec.
1 morning semifinals. Finals are also set for Dec. 1 at 8 pm CST.
This is GC's 15th time in the national tournament. The
Tigers have been to six Elite Eights, including the 2009 run to the national
NeuLion, the NAIA's official video-streaming company of
12 select NAIA national championship events, will be broadcasting all single-elimination