MADISON, S.D. – The 2019 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Volleyball ‘Super Six’ Conference Postseason Tournament pairings and schedule has been announced. The top six teams in the North Star volleyball conference standings qualified for the postseason tournament. The conference postseason tournament is scheduled to take place at Watertown Civic Arena in Watertown on Nov. 15-16.
Top-seed and nationally-ranked No. 6 Viterbo (Wis.) will be No. 1 seed for the conference postseason tournament. The V-Hawks claimed the regular-season outright with an overall record of 29-5 and 13-1 NSAA conference record.
Dakota State (S.D.) (18-11 overall record) and No. 13-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) (25-7 overall record) finished with a two-way tie for second-place in the conference standings with a 10-4 record. The Trojans own the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series with the Bruins, earning a 3-1 victory in the regular-season finale on Friday evening.
The Bruins will take on No. 6 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (12-18 overall record, 4-10 NSAA) in the first quarterfinal match on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. The second quarter final match will feature No. 4 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (20-11 overall record, 9-5 NSAA conference record) and No. 5 seed Presentation (S.D.) (12-17 overall record, 6-8 NSAA conference record) at 12 p.m.
The quarterfinal winners will move on to the evening semifinal session on Nov. 15. In the first semifinal match, the Trojans play the first quarterfinal match winner at 5 p.m. Viterbo takes on the second quarterfinal match winner in the nightcap scheduled for 7 p.m.
The semifinal winners will move on to the North Star conference championship match on Nov. 16. First serve is set for 2 p.m.
The winner of the NSAA Volleyball Postseason Conference Tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament. The national tournament’s opening round is scheduled for Nov. 23 at campus sites, with winners moving on to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa on Dec. 3-7.
Dickinson State (N.D.) (8-15, 3-11 NSAA) and Valley City State (N.D.) (5-20, 1-13 NSAA) all ended their 2019 season on Friday.
Friday, November 15 – Quarterfinals
Match 1: No. 6 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (12-18, 4-10 NSAA) vs. No. 3 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (25-7, 10-4 NSAA) – 10 a.m.
Match 2: No. 5 seed Presentation (S.D.) (12-17, 6-8 NSAA) vs. No. 4 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (20-11, 9-5 NSAA) – 12 p.m.
Friday, November 15 – Semifinals
Match 3: Match 1 winner vs. No. 2 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (18-11, 10-4 NSAA) – 5 p.m.
Match 4: Match 2 winner vs. No. 1 seed Viterbo (Wis.) (29-5, 13-1 NSAA) – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 – Championship Match
Match 5: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner – 2 p.m.