Seasiders to face Ferris State in quarterfinals Thursday

Seasiders to face Ferris State in quarterfinals Thursday

LAIE, Hawaii (Dec. 9, 2013) - After an incredible five-set comeback victory to earn the regional title, the BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball team will now play Ferris State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championships on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. CT/10:30 a.m. HT.

All matches will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Both two seeds, Ferris State (25-8), out of Big Rapids, Mich. and BYU-Hawaii (27-1) are coming off 3-2 victories in the championship match of each region. The Bulldogs and Seasiders took down the No. 1 seeds in their respective region to punch their ticket to the national quarterfinals.

The Seasiders are making their second consecutive appearance at the national tournament after making a run to the semifinals last season.

Along with the BYU-Hawaii and Ferris State, the other six participants include LIU-Post, West Texas A&M, Tampa, Concordia-St. Paul, Wingate and Wheeling Jesuit.

A pre-tournament press conference featuring all eight teams will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 starting at 6:25 p.m. CT/2:25 p.m. HT. Fans can watch all press conferences live at the following link: NCAA DII Volleyball Press Conferences

Tickets will be sold at the U.S. Celluar Center at the event and prices for a single-session are $12 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens along with $2 for a child. An all-session ticket can be purchased for either $30 for adults or $15 for students/seniors.

Spectator parking for the tournament will be available at and around the U.S. Cellular Center.

Complete coverage of the Elight Eight, including schedules, brackets, live statistics and video will be available thru with links available later this week at

Additional fan information, including directions and local hotel information, has been provided by Elite Eight host Upper Iowa University can be found HERE.

Stay tuned to for additional details pertaining to the Elite Eight as it becomes available.

Below is the schedule & match pairings for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight
(Note: All times Central)

Thursday, December 12
12:00 p.m. – Match # 1 East–LIU Post vs. South Central–West Texas A&M
2:30 p.m. – Match # 2 West-BYU-Hawaii vs. Midwest-Ferris State
5:00 p.m. – Match # 3 South-Tampa vs. Central-Concordia St. Paul
7:30 p.m. – Match # 4 Southeast-Wingate vs. Atlantic-Wheeling Jesuit

Friday, December 13
5:00 p.m. – Match # 5 Match # 1 winner vs. Match # 2 winner
7:30 p.m. – Match # 6 Match # 3 winner vs. Match # 4 winner

Saturday, December 14
7:00 p.m. – NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball National Championship Match

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