Volleyball Peaking for Playoffs

By Scott Craig   |   November 21, 2019
Westmont volleyball celebrates its GSAC Tournament Championship

Westmont Volleyball (25-6) will host Point University (Georgia) on Saturday, November 23, at 2 pm in Murchison Gym for the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament. This is the Warriors’ 14th appearance in Nationals. This will be the Skyhawks’ first appearance. Westmont volleyball has never played against Point, which changed its name from Atlanta Christian College and moved its campus to West Point in 2012.

The Warriors, who claimed a GSAC Regular Season co-championship, won the GSAC Tournament Championship outright on November 16 in Atherton to secure the automatic berth in the tournament. They defeated Vanguard in five sets (25-19, 23-25, 25-12, 25-16, 15-10) in a semifinal showdown, earning a spot in the championship match. In the nightcap, the Warriors swept the Oaks of Menlo in three sets (25-19, 25-12, 25-15) to capture the GSAC crown.

“I told the team in practice that we had yet to peak,” said first-year coach Ruth McGolpin. “In a hostile environment, we showed everyone, including ourselves, how well we could play.”

The 44-team national event will get underway with 12 National Championship Opening Round matches. The top 19 seeds and championship host Morningside (Iowa) automatically advance to the National Championships December 3-7 in Sioux City, Iowa.


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