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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's volleyball team has secured the number one seed for the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament and will host Wayne State in the quarterfinal-round this Thursday (Nov. 10) evening.
Match time is set for 7 p.m. (ET) inside the Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids and tickets will be sold beginning one hour prior to match time.
The Bulldogs, who are currently ranked 12th nationally along with second in the Midwest Region, would also host the tournament semifinals and finals on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 12-13) by defeating the eighth-seeded Warriors in Thursday's quarterfinal match. Potential match times for the semifinals/finals are to be announced.
The other quarterfinal-round matches on Thursday include second-seeded Hillsdale hosting number seven seed Northwood, third-seeded Saginaw Valley State welcoming sixth-seeded Grand Valley State along with number four seed Ashland hosting fifth-seeded Northern Michigan. All are slated for 7 p.m. (ET) starts.
Ferris State will carry the number one seed into the tournament as the 2011 GLIAC Co-Champion. The Bulldogs finished tied with Hillsdale for the best regular season conference record (18-1), but claimed the top seed through GLIAC tie-breakers.
Ferris State currently holds a 24-2 overall record entering Thursday's quarterfinal and posted a 18-1 mark in GLIAC regular-season action en route to winning the league's North Division and regular-season crown.
Meanwhile, Wayne State is 14-13 on the year and finished 10-9 in league action while finishing third in the South Division.
Earlier this year (Sept. 25), the Bulldogs recorded a 3-0 regular-season home triumph over Wayne State in Big Rapids.
FSU has presently won eight consecutive matches to date this season and owns a 13-0 overall home record this campaign. The Bulldogs have also lost just two sets all year inside the Ewigleben Sports Arena during home match play.