Posted: Nov 10, 2012 3:22 PM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE - The Ragin' Cajuns volleyball team secured a trip to the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky., following Friday's action in Sun Belt play.
Louisiana (16-15, 6-8 Sun Belt) collected its ticket to the SBC Tournament after Florida Atlantic wrapped up a five-set victory over South Alabama in Boca Raton, Fla. FAU's win dropped USA to 6-8 in league play and into a seventh place tie along with the Cajuns and FIU.
The Ragin' Cajuns have completed SBC play, leaving their conference mark at 6-8. FIU (9-18, 6-8 Sun Belt) and USA (13-16, 6-8 Sun Belt) meet on Saturday in Miami in a winner-take-all match for a tournament berth, with the loser falling below the Cajuns who have locked up the No. 8 seed.
Head coach Heather Mazeitis-Fontenot's team has qualified for the Sun Belt Tournament for the second time in the past three seasons (advanced to 2010 event in Murfreesboro, Tenn.). Mazeitis-Fontenot is the first Cajuns coach to lead the team to multiple SBC Tournaments since Chris Campbell made three straight trips from 1999-2001.
Though official tournament matchups won't be finalized until completion of league play on Sunday, the Ragin' Cajuns know that their opponent is tournament-host Western Kentucky (29-3, 15-0 Sun Belt)). The Hilltoppers, who ran the table in SBC play this season, secured the top seed nearly three weeks ago.
More information on the UL-WKU matchup and the entire Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament will be available late Sunday afternoon on RaginCajuns.com.
The Sun Belt Volleyball Tournament is scheduled to run Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17 at E.A. Diddle Arena on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Ky. For advance 2012 Sun Belt Volleyball Championship tickets please contact the Western Kentucky University ticket office at 1-800-5-BIG RED.
In addition to UL and WKU, the following schools have secured a spot in the SBC Tournament: Troy, UALR, North Texas, Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee.
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