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Vikings headed to Sioux City to compete at NAIA Volleyball Championship final site Nov 28-Dec 3
Women's Volleyball - Sat, Nov. 19, 2011

The No. 22 Grand View volleyball team (39-7) cruised past Olivet Nazarene (Ill. ) in the opening round of the NAIA Volleyball Championship played today in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Twenty-four teams played at twelve host sites throughout the country today; twelve advance to the final site.

Making their first national tournament appearance, the Vikings swept the Tigers in three sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-18) to advance to the NAIA Championship final site at the Tyson Events Center held in Sioux City November 29-December 3.

Grand View was a force at the net, hitting .333 as a team for the match. Charmin Anderson led GV, hitting .556 with 11 kills. Devon Jensen put away 15 balls; Erin Smith added 10 kills.

Grand View collected 59 digs as a team, led defensively by Jensen's 19 digs. Iwa Belisario and Amber Boevers collected 13 digs apiece. BOXSCORE

"What a great win today!  We were very well prepared and focused which showed in the match result.  It was a true team win as we got great performances from everyone on the court and the energy was fantastic.  This has been such a great experience so far and everyone is very much looking forward to getting ready for our trip to Sioux City," said Head Coach Tina Carter.

Final site match-ups will be announced by the NAIA tonight.  Check the Grand View Viking web site for updates. 

NAIA Volleyball Championship Information

W - Volleyball
Overall HAAC Streak
24-7 (.774) 15-0 (1.000) Won 4