31st NAIA National Volleyball Tournment
31st NAIA National Volleyball Tournment
Volleyball - Mon, Nov. 15, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the Volleyball National Championship Opening Round matches for the 31st annual event. The top-11 teams in addition to host school Briar Cliff (Iowa) will receive a bye, while the next 24 teams will play in the Opening Round matches on Nov. 20. All matches will be played at on-campus sites.

Dillard will travel to San Diego to play host team, Point Loma Nazarene University. The match will begin at 2:00 pm in Golden Gymnasium.

The Lady Bleu Devils won the GCAC Tournament Championship and enter Saturday's match with a 20-11 overall record. The Sea Lions ended the regular season with a 17-12 mark and finished up as the 17th ranked team in the NAIA.

The winners of the National Championship Opening Round matches will advance to the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa, location of the NAIA National Championship presented by Siouxland Sports Medicine Foundation Nov. 30 - Dec. 4.

The following teams have received an opening round bye: Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Biola (Calif.), California Baptist, Columbia (Mo.), Concordia (Calif.), Fresno Pacific (Calif.), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Lee (Tenn.), Northwestern (Iowa), Taylor (Ind.) and Texas at Brownsville.

The final 24 teams will be placed into six pools and will play round robin pool play Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, with the top two teams from each pool advancing to the single-elimination bracket starting Dec. 3. The championship match will take place at 8 p.m. CST on Dec. 4 in Sioux City.

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2010 NAIA Volleyball National Championship Opening Round
 - Nov. 20 - On-Campus Sites

Match 1

Union (Ky.) at Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

Match 2

Malone (Ohio) at Indiana Tech

Match 3

Holy Names at Southern Oregon

Match 4

Trinity Christian (Ill.) at Doane (Neb.)

Match 5

St. Thomas-Houston (Texas) at College of Idaho

Match 6

St. Ambrose (Iowa) at Dordt (Iowa)

Match 7

Dillard (La.) at Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Match 8

Jamestown (N.D.) at Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

Match 9

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) at Lindenwood (Mo.)

Match 10

St. Xavier (Ill.) at Bellevue (Neb.)

Match 11

Oklahoma City at Friends (Kan.)

Match 12

Indiana East at Shawnee State (Ohio)

Record: 11-8 Home: 5-2 Away: 2-2 Neutral: 4-4 GCAC: 3-1