Pairings set for 2006 NSIC Volleyball Tournament
Monday, October 30, 2006
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- [complete tournament bracket] The Bemidji State University volleyball team has qualified for the 2006 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament to be played No. 2-4 at the Gangelhoff Center on the campus of Concordia University-St. Paul.

The eighth seeded Beavers take their 7-24; 3-15 NSIC mark into the tournament to battle hosting Concordia-St. Paul Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to wrap up the first day of competition as the final quarterfinal match. The No. 1 seeded Golden Bears look to defend their 2004 and 2005 tournament titles a well as preserve their untarnished record versus the NSIC this season (15-0). CSP heads into the tournament after being ranked No. 6 in the Oct. 23 American Volleyball Coaches' Association NCAA Division II national poll. With a win over No. 4 during its last week of play, CSP may certainly climb the ranks in this week's version of the poll.

Follow BSU every step of the way via the internet. Concordia-St. Paul announced today that live stats will be available for each match at http://www.csp.edu/Athletics/LiveStats. All but the championship match will also be available for live viewing at http://www.csp.edu/ctp/live_streaming.html. The championship match will be tape delayed for a Fox Sports Net telecast.

The Beavers are in search of their first win in the two-year history of the event. BSU is 0-2 all-time with the later loss coming at the hands of the Golden Bears. Last fall CSP discarded the Beavers in straight games, 3-0 (30-12, 30-12, 30-23).

2006 Tournament Schedule
Thursday, November 2 - Quarterfinals

Match A No. 3 SW Minnesota State (26-7, 14-4 NSIC) vs. No. 6 Winona State (17-15, 8-10 NSIC) - Noon
Match B No. 2 Wayne State (26-6, 15-3 NSIC) vs. No. 7 Minn. Crookston (8-26, 4-14 NSIC) - 2:30
Match C No. 4 MSU Moorhead (16-11, 11-7 NSIC) vs. No. 5 Northern State (16-12, 10-8 NSIC) - 5:00
Match D No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul (31-2, 18-0 NSIC) vs. No. 8 Bemidji State (7-24, 3-15 NSIC) - 7:30

Friday, November 3 - Semifinals
Match E Winner A vs. Winner B 5:00
Match F Winner C vs. Winner D 7:30

Saturday, November 4 - Championship
Semifinal Winners 7:00

- tournament champion receives automatic qualification to the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Tournament
- standings based on regular season finish.

Ticket Information
Single Session-Weekend Pass

Adults $8.00-15.00
Seniors $6.00-10.00
Students $2.00-4.00
Children Under 5 free free

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