Dolphin Volleyball in Must-Win Tiebreak Match

The Lady Phin Volleyball team travels to Mount Vernon tomorrow, November 12, to play Skagit Valley in a must-win tie break match.  The teams finished tied for fourth in conference play with 5-7 records. The winner of this match will travel to Tacoma to participate in the NWAC Championship tournament.  The tournament will be held at the Tacoma Convention Center from November 20-23, 2014.

NWAC rules state that in a tie where the season series was split, a playoff must occur when a tie determines who goes to the championship tournament and who stays home.  The host venue was determined by the results against the top teams in the North.  Both teams were swept by both Olympic and Bellevue (the #1 & #2 respectively).  However, the Phins were also swept by #3 Everett while the Cardinals split their series with the Trojans.

The Phins have struggled over the 2nd half of the season, going 2-4 in conference play and 3-9 including tournament play since October 15th.  Conversely, the Cardinals have gone 4-2 in conference play and 7-3 including tournaments during the same time period.

However, the Phin defense has looked unstoppable at times, with blocking helping to stifle many a offensive rally.  The offense is led by the middle hitter duo sophomore M’Kailah Redden & freshman Anya Golubitskikh who have 134 & 137 kills respectively.

Game time is 6pm at Skagit Valley College.  Good luck ladies!!

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