Ferris State vs. BYU-Hawaii
National Quarterfinal Match
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 3:30 p.m. (ET)
U.S. Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa - The Ferris State University women's volleyball team will square off against BYU-Hawaii in the second of four quarterfinal-round contests on Thursday afternoon in the 2013 NCAA Elite Eight at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
Thursday's match is slated for a 3:30 p.m. (ET) start and will be carried live by Sunny 97.3 FM and streamed online via the Bulldog Sports Network at FerrisStateBulldogs.com with Rob Bentley on the call. Pre-match coverage will begin at 3 p.m. (ET).
The NCAA will also provide both a live video production and live internet statistics throughout the match (see links above).
Ferris State, which is one of eight remaining teams left in the country, overcame the odds in thrilling fashion to claim the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship and move on to the Elite Eight as the Bulldogs topped archrival Grand Valley State 3-2 in a come from behind victory in the title match last Saturday (Dec. 7) in Allendale. FSU dropped the opening two sets of Saturday's match and trailed 11-7 in the fifth and final frame before climbing back to notch the improbable victory. It capped an exciting three-day run for the Bulldogs as they marched to the regional championship.
The Bulldogs, who are 25-8 overall, are one of eight regional champions who will descend on the U.S. Cellular Center aiming for a national championship. Along with the Bulldogs, the other seven participants will include LIU-Post, West Texas A&M, Tampa, Concordia-St. Paul, BYU-Hawaii, Wingate and Wheeling Jesuit.
Thursday afternoon's match will mark the second-ever series' tilt between the Bulldogs and BYU-Hawaii. The Seasiders previously reached the NCAA-II National Semifinals a year ago while falling to the eventual national champion in Concordia-St. Paul. Their lone loss this year in a 27-1 record was a 3-2 setback at Hawaii Pacific on Sept. 26 in PacWest Conference action.
The winner of Thursday's national quarterfinal will advance to the national semifinals on Friday night at the U.S. Cellular Center with the national championship match set for Saturday evening in Cedar Rapids.