Match Times Set For NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Dec. 1, 2003

SEATTLE -- Match times have been set for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Volleyball Championships to be held on the Washington campus Dec. 5-6.

The 14th-ranked Washington volleyball team (20-8), who was selected as the 12th seed in the tournament, will face Northwestern on Fri., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., while 13th-ranked Santa Clara and Utah will play the afternoon match at 4:30 p.m.

The winners of the first round matches will meet in the second round on Sat., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

The Huskies are one of 33 teams to receive an at-large bid and join 31 automatic qualifiers to make up the 64-team field. Northwestern, Santa Clara and Utah also received at-large berths.

This is Washington's eight NCAA Tournament appearance and second in a row. Last season, the Huskies made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1997 and defeated Colorado State in the first round before falling to No. 2 seed Hawaii. Washington's best NCAA finish came in 1997 when the Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16.


December 4-5 at Stanford
Pacific (Calif.) (17-3) vs. San Francisco (23-7)
Stanford (23-6) vs. Sacramento State (23-11)

December 5-6 at WashingtonSanta Clara (20-10) vs. Utah (21-8)
Northwestern (18-14) vs. Washington (20-8)

December 5-6 at MinnesotaUC Santa Barbara (19-8) vs. Northern Iowa (27-5)
Minnesota (22-10) vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay (23-10)

December 4-5 at PepperdineKansas (21-10) vs. Long Beach State (19-10)
Manhattan (21-13) vs. Pepperdine (25-2)

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