The women’s volleyball team is off to California for their first round of NCAA’s. It has been quite an interesting ride for the Pioneers. Last year they finished as Northeast Conference champions and went on to play Nebraska and lost. However this year, they made the ride just as exciting.
The Pioneers were tied with Long Island University at the end of the regular season as regular season champions. Since both teams finished in first place, it was unknown as to who would host the NEC tournament. When they looked at regular seasons stats, LIU and SHU had both lost and beat each other. So what did it come down too? A coin toss! Now, I do not know if it just me, but this is the craziest thing I have ever heard.
So the Pioneers went to Long Island for the tournament in hopes of getting that conference championship ring and proving they deserved it all…again.
The Pioneers were first matched against Central Connecticut in the semi-finals and finished 3-1, prevailing over the Blue Devils. Their next match would be against, Long Island. The two first place teams meet in the finals! The Pioneers came out on top and won 3-1. This is the second year in a row as conference champions.
They are now on the road to Stanford in California. The game is Friday, December 2 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Good luck to the volleyball team!