Volleyball 7-3 in Conference: Pirates Earn Regionals Bid, Again

Kaitlyn Foster, Rachel Thibodeau, Lacey Stickland,Kaitlyn Corbett, and Olivia Drummond celebrate a win in the tournament hosted at SU two weeks ago. Photo by Kerry Quinn

By Kara Koinis
This weekend, the volleyball team will be competing in the NCAA regional tournament. After their performance at the SCAC Conference tournament, the women’s volleyball team is now sitting on an overall record of 24-11 and 7-3 in Conference.
The Pirates volleyball team traveled to Colorado Springs for the SCAC Conference tournament where they won their first match against Centenary 3-0. The Bucs lost their second game against Trinity (3-0) then pulled out a second win on Sunday against Austin College, winning third place overall.
“We finished the SCAC tournament on a win and were able to see our teammate, Rachel Thibodeau, awarded the SCAC Player of the Year and named to the SCAC all-tournament team,” junior Lorin Froetschel said.
Along with Thibodeau, sophomore Chandler Lentz and first-year Katie Foster were also named to the second team all-conference.
The team qualified for their eighth consecutive bid to the NCAA National Tournament, which will take place this weekend in Thousand Oaks, California. They will begin the tournament against California Lutheran on Friday, a team they lost to earlier in the season.
“We’re excited about the opportunity given to us and we’re going to make the best of it,” sophomore Chandler Lentz said. “This weekend will just come down to believing in each other and ourselves.”

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