November 5, 2001

W&L VOLLEYBALL EARNS NCAA TOURNAMENT BID

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee volleyball team received the third seed and will face sixth-seeded Christopher Newport on Thursday evening at 5:00 pm CST in the first round of the NCAA Division III South Regional held in San Antonio, Texas. The winner of the match will advance to meet Emory University in a South Regional semifinal on Friday.

W&L defeated Christopher Newport, 3-1, in the W&L Invitational on September 8.

Trinity University is the region's top-seed and host of the six-team regional. The Tigers will take on the winner of the East Texas Baptist/Maryville match in Friday's other semifinal. The winners of Friday's semifinal matches will square off on Saturday for the right to play in the Division III Quarterfinals on November 17.

The Generals, ranked No. 3 in the latest South Regional poll, earned the automatic bid after claiming the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Roanoke. W&L concluded its regular season with an overall record of 29-4. The 29 victories ties a school-record set during the 1995 and 1996 seasons.

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