Covenant Seeded 3rd In South Division For USA South Volleyball Tournament; Faces Meredith In Opener

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Covenant is seeded third in the South Division for the 2013 USA South Volleyball Tournament at Martinsville, Va.

Covenant will face North #2 seed Meredith on Friday at 3 p.m.

Covenant is 11-5 and Meredith 15-4.

The tournament will consist of the top five teams from the North Division and the top three teams from the South Division.

 All tournament contests will be played at Martinsville's Patrick Henry Community College. The matches will take place in Stone Hall on the Patrick Henry campus. 

This is the second consecutive year the USA South has held its volleyball tournament matches in the city of Martinsville. Both the semifinals and final will take place on Saturday.

The 2013 Volleyball Tournament seeding is as follows: 

North Division  

Seed

Team

Record

#1

Averett

17-2

#2

Meredith

15-4

#3

William Peace

11-8

#4

Methodist

9-10

#5

Greensboro

9-10

--

N.C. Wesleyan

7-12

--

Ferrum

3-16

--

Mary Baldwin

0-19

South Division

Seed

Team

Record

#1

Maryville

16-0

#2

Piedmont

12-4

#3

Covenant

11-5

--

LaGrange

5-11

--

Huntingdon

1-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament Schedule

First Round - Friday, November 8
#5 North-Greensboro vs. #1 South-Maryville - 1 p.m.
#3 South-Covenant vs. #2 North-Meredith - 3 p.m.
#4 North-Methodist vs. #1 North-Averett - 5 p.m.
#3 North-William Peace vs. #2 South-Piedmont - 7 p.m.

Semifinals - Saturday, November 9
#5/#4 Winner vs. #8/#1 Winner - noon
#6/#3 Winner vs. #7/#2 Winner - 2 p.m.

Final - Saturday, November 9
Semifinal Winners - 6 p.m.


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