Colorado College to Play for SCAC Volleyball Championship

Colorado College to Play for SCAC Volleyball Championship

IRVING, Texas -- Colorado College came out hot, hitting .413 it the opening set, and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the University of Dallas in Saturday's first semifinal of the 2018 SCAC Volleyball Championship. Official Championships Website | Postgame Interview

The fourth-ranked Tigers will look to defend their SCAC title as they will take on the winner of the Trinity University/Southwestern University match tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Colorado College hit .433 with just two attack errors in taking the 25-12 opening set win.
  • The second set was more of the same as the Tigers had just one attack error (hitting .312) to post the 25-16 win.
  • Dallas did not go down easily, leading by as much as 13-9 midway through the third, but Colorado College outscored the Crusaders 16-6 the rest of the way and completed the match sweep, 25-19.

COLORADO COLLEGE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Marguerite Speathling: 9 kills, .471 hitting percentage, 3 blocks
  • Haley Harris: 10 kills, 12 digs
  • Myca Steffey-Bean: 7 kills, .353 hitting percentage
  • Lizzy Counts: 36 assists, 8 digs

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Dayjah Whyte: 8 kills, 3 blocks
  • Elizabeth Smith: 26 assists, 7 digs
  • Isabel Garcia: 7 kills, 7 digs

NOTABLES

  • The meeting was just the third between the two programs in SCAC Tournament play, and the first since 2014 when Colorado College defeated Dallas, 3-1, in the third place match. 
  • Colorado College has reached the 30-win plateau for the eighth time in 10 seasons and the 10th overall.

UP NEXT

Colorado College (30-2) advances to take on the winner of Trinity and Southwestern in tomorrow's championship game, which is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. CT start time. Dallas (20-14) will take on the Trinity/Southwestern loser in tomorrow's third/fourth place match at 10 a.m.

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