The women’s club volleyball teams fell short of expectations on Saturday in the regional tournament they hosted in Fetzer Gym. During the gold bracket round of the tournament, the A team lost in the third set to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
This tournament was critical for UNC as it affects its rankings for the main competition of the season, the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation’s championship tournament in Denver, Colorado, in April.
“In club (volleyball) we have ranking tournaments, which basically determine our seeding for the national tournaments, and this is our first of the year,” said UNC co-captain Maredith Devlin. “And also because there are only a certain amount, it brings in a lot more competition than our other tournaments of the year.”
In most tournaments, the teams face other North Carolina schools, but this tournament was more representative of what the teams will face at nationals, said the other UNC co-captain, Allison O’Connor.
Overall, UNC's A team finished at 2-2 for the tournament, beating UNC-Greensboro and Auburn University but losing to the University of South Carolina in pool play and UNC Charlotte in the bracket play.