ROCK HILL, S.C. - With the South Atlantic Conference volleyball regular season coming to a close on Saturday, pairings for next week's Food Lion SAC Volleyball Championship have been set. Mars Hill (14-11) earned the sixth seed and will face Lincoln Memorial in the Tournament Quarterfinals.
Ticket prices for the tournament are as follows: All-Session $15, Adult Single Day* $6, Children Single Day (13 and under) $3, College Student (with valid I.D.) $2.
* Adult single day tickets are $1 off with Food Lion MVP Card
Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill tied with an 8-10 conference mark and split their two matches, but the Bears earn the fifth seed because of their 1-1 record against LMU. MHC lost both of its matchups with the Railsplitters this season.
Mars Hill closed the regular season on a three-match winning streak with two wins against conference opponents Anderson and Carson-Newman.
SAC regular-season champion Wingate, currently 25-0, will be the event's top seed. Wingate finished with a perfect record in SAC play for the fifth season in a row, keeping intact a streak of 82-consecutive conference matches.
The 2011 Food Lion SAC Volleyball Championship will begin on Friday, Nov. 11 with quarterfinal matches on the campus of Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tenn. Semifinals will take place on Saturday, followed by the title match on Sunday.
The event promises to be a competitive one, as the SAC has been one of the top Division II conferences in the nation this season. Currently, seven league teams appear in the NCAA Southeast Region rankings, led by No. 2 Wingate.
Complete information on the event will be updated throughout the week at Championship Central at www.thesac.com.
2011 Food Lion SAC Volleyball Championship - Quarterfinals
No. 1 Wingate vs. No. 8 Carson-Newman
No. 4 Tusculum vs. No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne
No. 3 Lincoln Memorial vs. No. 6 Mars Hill
No. 2 Catawba vs. No. 7 Newberry