Big Rapids, Mich. - Ticket prices and match times have been set for the 2012 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Volleyball Tournament, which will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Ferris State, which is seeded fifth overall in the field, will go up against the tourney's number-four seed Lewis (Ill.) on Thursday, Nov. 29, in quarterfinal-round action at the Ruth Lilly Center. It will be the last of four quarterfinal matches at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Nationally-ranked Indianapolis was chosen as the top seed and will host the regional tournament from Thursday to Saturday (Nov. 29-Dec. 1). Semifinals will take place on Friday night with the championship match on Saturday.
Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. The prices are based per session and no all-tourney passes will be available.
Ferris State will be making its second consecutive NCAA Tournament bid following last year's trip to the regional semifinals. FSU's upcoming regional appearance will represent the program's 17th all-time as the Bulldogs have compiled a 8-17 overall record in NCAA Tournament competition.
Ferris State and Lewis met earlier this season in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)/Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Crossover Tournament with the Flyers taking a close 3-2 victory in Aurora, Ill.
Ferris State, which is coached by 17th-year head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm, is presently 23-7 overall this campaign following a 3-2 setback to Wayne State in the GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinals held Wednesday (Nov. 14) evening at the Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids.
The Bulldogs placed second overall this season in the GLIAC standings with a 16-2 league mark and came within one victory of claiming a second-straight league championship. Lewis owns a 26-10 overall record this season and posted a 15-3 mark in GLVC action. The Flyers advanced to the GLVC Tournament Championship match before falling to Rockhurst (Mo.) 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
The winners of each of the 2012 eight regionals will advance to the national finals (Dec. 6-8) which will be conducted on the campus of West Florida.
Here are the quarterfinal-round pairing for the 2012 NCAA-II Midwest Regional Tournament:
Thursday, November 29
12 p.m. Match 1 (#3 Grand Valley State vs. #6 Hillsdale)
2:30 p.m. Match 2 (#2 Northwood vs. #7 Ashland)
5 p.m. Match 3 (#1 Indianapolis vs. #8 Rockhurst)
7:30 p.m. Match 4 (#4 Lewis vs. #5 Ferris State)
Friday, November 30
5 p.m. Match 5 (Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2)
7:30 p.m. Match 6 (Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4)
Saturday, December 1
4 p.m. Match 7 (Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6)