Gorlok Volleyball Takes on Emory in NCAA First Round

| November 12, 2014
Webster University volleyball team 2014-2015

The Webster University volleyball team has captured the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the fourth consecutive year.

For the third time in its last five NCAA III Championships appearances, the Webster University volleyball team gears up for first-round regional play vs. Atlanta’s Emory University, winners of the University Athletic Association (UAA), and ranked sixth nationally in the NCAA III. The two teams square off on Friday, Nov. 14. at 3 p.m. on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

Webster (22-12) closed the regular season by capturing the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) for the fourth straight year, winning an automatic bid to the NCAA III Championships. The Gorloks entered the tournament as the #2 seed, and defeated #3 Westminster College, 3-1, then defeated #4 Spalding University, 3-0, for the crown. It was the second time Webster has won four straight SLIAC titles, also winning from 2006-09, giving them eight NCAA appearances in the last nine years.

Emory earned an automatic bid to the NCAAs by winning the UAA Championship and are the #1 seed in the Regional. The Eagles (34-3) are making their 20th NCAA Tournament appearance, marking their 19th consecutive appearance. Emory has an all-time record of 35-19 in the tournament, which includes winning the 2010 NCAA III National Championship.

Webster played in regionals in Chicago the past two seasons, but faced the host Washington University in both 2009 and 2011.

Webster University students presenting a Webster ID and children under 2 will be admitted free. Admission for senior citizen and adults tickets is $6; students and children under 12 is $4.

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