For the first time since 2013, Hawaii will be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament.
The Wahine (24-3) are seeded No. 12 and will play Northern Colorado in Friday’s second match at 7 p.m. In the first match at 4:30 p.m. San Diego will face Washington State.
The winners meet in Saturday’s second round at 7 p.m. The second-round winner moves on to the third round that will be hosted by the highest remaining seed on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Fellow Big West teams UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly received at-large berths. It is the first time since 2013 that the Big West has three teams in the NCAA tournament.
— Big West Conference (@BigWestSports) December 2, 2019
The regional final is Saturday, Dec. 14. The four regional winners advance to the final four, Dec. 19 and 21 in Pittsburgh.
The Wahine are in the region with No. 4 seed Wisconsin. The other seeds are Baylor (1), Texas (2) and Stanford (3).
This the 19th time Hawaii has hosted the opening round but just the third time since 2003. In 2013, the Wahine were seeded 11th, losing to BYU in the second round at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. Prices have not been announced. For information, call 956-4482.
The Big West got two teams in the NIVC: Long Beach State (12-16) and UC Davis (17-12)
Beach is designated as host for the first two rounds of play. On Wednesday, the Aggies drew Tulsa (15-15) and Long Beach State drew Santa Clara (20-11) The winners of the two matches advance Thursday’s second round.