NAIA - Women's Volleyball - Opening Round Recap - Ottawa (Kan.)

2019 Women’s Volleyball Opening Round Recap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – [RESULTS] Twelve of the 24 teams that competed in the NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Opening Round won their match on Saturday at campus sites around the country and advance to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa.

Highlights

  • There were two visiting teams that won their matches: Martin Methodist (Tenn.) and IU Kokomo (Ind.).
  • Martin Methodist, Saint Mary (Kan.) and Xavier (La.) are advancing to the final site for the first time.
  • Seven matches were finished in three sets, three matches were decided in four sets and two matches concluded in five sets.
  • Opening round quick leaders
    • Kills – 6.4 averages, 32 total, Jodi Kelly, Madonna (Mich.)
    • Assists – 14.3 average, 43 total, Audrey Baldwin, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
    • Digs – 8.3 average, 25 total, Jennifer Torres, Xavier (La.)
    • Blocks – 3.0 average, 12 total, Breanna Vail, Ottawa (Kan.)
  • Reinhardt (Ga.) advances to the final site for the second time after defeating Florida Memorial in straight sets. The Eagles are now 2-1 in opening rounds.
  • Martin Methodist (Tenn.) defeated Milligan (Tenn.), 3-1. The Redhawks advance to the final site for the first time.
  • In their 18th appearance, Madonna (Mich.) advances to Sioux City with a 3-2 win over IU South Bend (Ind.). The Crusaders have appeared in four opening round match-ups in their 18 appearances and have won all of them.
  • Ottawa (Kan.) advances to the final site for the fourth time with a 3-0 win over Brescia (Ky.). The Braves have competed in six opening rounds and hold an opening round record of 4-2.
  • Xavier (La.) advances to the final site for the first time with a 3-0 win over William Carey (Miss.). The Gold Nuggets won their first opening round match-up out of eight previous appearances.
  • Bellevue (Neb.) advances to the final site for the eighth time with a 3-0 win over Lincoln (Ill.). The Bruins currently hold a 6-3 opening round record.
  • In only their second opening round appearance, Westmont (Calif.) advances to the final site with a 3-0 win over Point (Ga.). In all of the teams' 13 appearances, the Warriors have played at the final site.
  • Saint Mary (Kan.) advances to the final site in the teams' first appearance after defeating Dakota State (S.D.), 3-0.
  • IU Kokomo advances to the final site for the second time after defeating Trinity Christian (Ill.). This is the first opening round win for IU Kokomo. In 2016 the Cougars automatically advanced to the final site.
  • Saint Mary (Neb.) advances to the final site for the ninth time after the Flames defeated Lincoln Christian (Ill.) in straight sets. This was the first opening round match-up that the Flames have competed in.
  • Texas Wesleyan had a comeback win after being down two sets to Huston-Tillotson (Texas) and came back to win 3-2. Texas Wesleyan advances to the final site for the 10th time. This is the third opening round that Texas Wesleyan has competed in and the team currently holds an opening round record of 2-1.
  • Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) advances to the final site with a 3-0 win over Menlo (Calif.). This is the second opening round that the Eagles have competed in as they advance to Sioux City for the third time.
  • Pool play schedule and pairings will be announced on www.naia.org on Sunday, November 24.

 

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Opening Round Results

No. 20 Saint Mary (Neb.) def. Lincoln Christian (Ill.), 3-0

No. 21 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) def. Menlo (Calif.), 3-0

No. 23 Bellevue (Neb.) def. Lincoln (Ill.), 3-0

No. 24 Reinhardt (Ga.) def. Florida Memorial, 3-0

Westmont (Calif.) def. Point (Ga.), 3-0

IU Kokomo (Ind.) def. Trinity Christian (Ill.), 3-1

Xavier (La.) def. William Carey (Miss.), 3-0

Madonna (Mich.) def. IU South Bend (Ind.), 3-2

Ottawa (Kan.) def. Brescia (Ky.), 3-1

Texas Wesleyan def. Huston-Tillotson (Texas), 3-2

Martin Methodist (Tenn.) def. Milligan (Tenn.), 3-1

Saint Mary (Kan.) def. No. 22 Dakota State (S.D.), 3-0