Bryan Is Number 1 Seed In AAC Voleyball Tournament

Monday, November 05, 2012
Bryan College is the regular-season champions and No. 1 seed as it finished with a 16-2 conference mark in the upcoming Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament.

The tournament begins Wednesday and is being held at the MeadowView Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tn.

The format for the tournament is a 10-team tournament with single-elimination through the quarterfinal round and double-elimination duing the semifinal and championship rounds.

There was a four-way tie for second between Montreat, Milligan, Union and Virginia Intermont.
All four teams split with one another, but Montreat won the tie-breakers over the other three for the No. 2 seed since it swept Milligan, scored more total points than Union (186-185) and Virginia Intermont (139-114). Milligan is the third seed since it defeated Union 3-1 (Union won 3-2 over Milligan) and swept Virginia Intermont (Virginia Intermont won 3-1 over Milligan). Union is the fourth seed because it outscored Virginia Intermont 212-197 in the two matches since Union and Virginia Intermont both defeated each other 3-2.

There was one other tie in the standings as Tennessee Wesleyan and Reinhardt finished with 4-14 conference records for the No. 7 seed. Tennessee Wesleyan swept Reinhardt to give the Lady Bulldogs the seventh seed.

Here are tournament seedings:

No. 1 - Bryan (28-9 overall, 16-2 AAC)
No. 2 - Montreat (21-12 overall, 13-5 AAC)
No. 3 - Milligan (19-14 overall, 13-5 AAC)
No. 4 - Union (17-16 overall, 13-5 AAC)
No. 5 - Virginia Intermont (21-9 overall, 13-5 AAC)
No. 6 - Columbia (19-10 overall, 10-8 AAC)
No. 7 - Tennessee Wesleyan (8-16 overall, 4-14 AAC)
No. 8 - Reinhardt (14-22, 4-14 AAC)
No. 9 - St. Andrews (8-25 overall, 3-15 AAC)
No. 10 - Point (6-21 overall, 1-17 AAC)

Tournanment Schedule
Wednesday, November 7
Game 1 - No. 8 Reinhardt vs. No. 9 St. Andrews, 11 am
Game 2 - No. 7 Tennessee Wesleyan vs. No. 10 Point, 11 am
Game 3 - No. 4 Union vs. No. 5 Virginia Intermont, 3:30 pm
Game 4 - No. 3 Milligan vs. No. 6 Columbia, 3:30 pm
Game 5 - No. 2 Montreat vs. Game 2 winner, 6:30 pm
Game 6 - No. 1 Bryan vs. Game 1 winner, 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 8
Game 7 - Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 11 am
Game 8 - Game 3 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 1 pm
Game 9 - Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 4 pm
Game 10 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 6 pm

Friday, November 9
Game 11 - Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 loser, 10 am
Game 12 - Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 2 pm (Championship Match)
Game 13 - Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 4 pm (if necessary)

Union is seeking its third AAC Tournament title in the past four years. The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the championship match last year but lost to Montreat.

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