Scorpions Stop John Brown, 3-0; Advance to Semifinals
Posted November 16, 2007
LUBBOCK -- There were no celebrations after UTB/TSC defeated John Brown University in the NAIA Region VI Volleyball Tournament Friday, November 16.
Region VI Volleyball Tournament Pairings
Friday-Saturday, November 16-17, 2007
at Lubbock Christian University
Friday, November 16
11 a.m. -- #1 UTB/TSC def. #8 John Brown University (Ark.), 3-0
1:30 p.m. -- #4 Oklahoma City University def. #5
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 3-0
6:30 p.m. -- #3 Texas Wesleyan University vs. #6 Wayland Baptist University
Saturday November 17
11 a.m. -- UTB/TSC def. Oklahoma City University, 3-0
1:30 p.m. -- Lubbock Christian University vs. Texas
7 p.m. -- UTB/TSC vs. winner of Lubbock Christian-Texas Wesleyan match
The Scorpions advanced to the regional semifinals against Oklahoma City University with a 30-18, 30-26, 30-24 victory over John Brown University at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.
The Scorpions advanced their record to 31-7 while JBU finished its season with a 14-20 record. UTB/TSC, the 18th-ranked NAIA team in the country, is the top seed in the tournament while JBU was #8.
Fourth-seeded Oklahoma City stopped fifth-seeded Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 3-0, to set up its match with the Scorpions.
As the top seed, the Scorpions are favored to win the eight-team tournament and advance to the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Columbia, Mo. November 28-December 1.
Freshman Talita Milasauskas was dominant against the Golden Eagles in the first two games, collecting 15 of her 16 kills. She added 15 digs and eight blocks. She had seven kills and only one error in the first game.
Claudia Alarcon added 10 kills and 14 digs, while Daianarah Bracero had 36 assists.
The regional tournament is composed of teams from the Red River Athletic Conference and the Sooner Athletic Conference.
UTB/TSC and OCU never met in 2007, but the Scorpions eliminated OCU in a Region VI first-round game in 2006.
The other semifinal pairing matches #2 seed Lubbock Christian University and #3 seed Texas Wesleyan University. The championship match is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday.