Volleyball Conference Tournament

The regular season conference schedule has ended and the final standings have been decided. The top eight teams in the standings have advanced to the CCAC Tournament and will begin play on November 6. The Trolls finished with a 15-2 CCAC record and are the No. 2 seed. They will host No. 7 University of St. Francis (Joliet, Illinois) in a quarterfinal match on November 6 at 7 pm.

During the regular season the Trinity and St. Francis met twice in conference play. The Trolls defeated the Saints in three sets on September 20, but fell in five sets in the second match-up on October 23. In addition to that loss, the only other conference defeat for the Trolls was to Saint Xavier University.  

Tournament Seeds and Final Standings:
No. 1 Saint Xavier University                17-1 CCAC, 24-9 overall
No. 2 Trinity Christian College              15-2 CCAC, 26-8 overall
No. 3 Olivet Nazarene University          14-3 CCAC, 22-15 overall
No. 4 Cardinal Stritch University           13-5 CCAC, 19-19 overall
No. 5 Trinity International University     12-6 CCAC, 23-14 overall
No. 6 Indiana University-South Bend    9-8 CCAC, 13-19 overall
No. 7 University of St. Francis               8-9 CCAC, 14-27 overall
No. 8 St. Ambrose University                7-11 CCAC, 12-20 overall

CCAC Tournament Schedule:
November 6, Quarterfinal Round
Match 1 – No. 1 Saint Xavier hosts No. 8 St. Ambrose at 7 pm
Match 2 – No. 4 Cardinal Stritch hosts No. 5 Trinity International at 7 pm
Match 3 – No. 2 Trinity Christian hosts No. 7 St. Francis at 7 pm
Match 4 – No. 3 Olivet Nazarene hosts No. 6 IU-South Bend at 7 pm
November 6, Semifinal Round
Winners of Match 1 and Match 2 at higher seed at 7 pm
Winners of Match 3 and Match 4 at higher seed at 7 pm
November 10, Championship Match
Winners of semifinals matches at higher seed at 7 pm

As the regular season champions, Saint Xavier has earned one of the conference’s automatic bids to the NAIA National Championship.  The other bid goes to the CCAC Tournament champion or the tournament runner-up if Saint Xavier captures the tournament title.  The National Tournament Opening Round is on November 17 at various sites and final site action takes place on November 27-December 1 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Complete conference results and tournament information can be found at: www.ccacsports.com