STEPHENVILLE – Based on strength of schedule, Tarleton has claimed the No. 4 seed in the Lone Star Conference Volleyball Championship and will receive a bye to avoid Tuesday’s play-in games and advance straight to the three-day league tournament in Commerce.
The new league structure is set for the top 12 teams in the LSC to compete for the tournament title. All 18 teams are seeded based on rating percentage index (RPI) and the division winners earn the top three seeds while the fourth seed is the team with the highest remaining RPI, which was Tarleton. The top four seeds advance to the traditional eight-team tournament field at the No. 1 seed location, which is Texas A&M-Commerce, while the remaining 5-12 seeds will play one-game playoffs at the host institution of the high seed. The winner from each of the four play-in games advance to fill out the tournament field in Commerce.
The complete postseason tournament field is as follows:
LSC Volleyball Championship
November 19-21-22-23, 2019
Tuesday, November 19 (first round games on-campus)
No. 12 Midwestern State at No. 5 West Texas A&M, 6 p.m. (Canyon, Texas)
No. 11 Texas A&M-Kingsville at No. 6 UAFS, 6 p.m. (Fort Smith, Ark.)
No. 10 DBU at No. 7 UT Permian Basin, 6 p.m. (Odessa, Texas)
No. 9 Texas Woman’s at No. 8 Lubbock Christian, 6 p.m. (Lubbock, Texas)
Thursday, November 21 (Quarterfinal Matches at Commerce, Texas)
12 p.m.: No. 3 St. Edward’s vs 6-11 winner
2:30 p.m.: No. 2 Angelo State vs 7-10 winner
5 p.m.: No. 4 Tarleton vs 5-12 winner
7:30 p.m.: No. 1 Texas A&M-Commerce vs 8-9 winner
Friday, November 22 (Semifinal Matches at Commerce, Texas)
5 p.m.: 12 p.m. winner vs 2:30 p.m. winner
7:30 p.m.: 5 p.m. winner vs 7:30 p.m. winner
Saturday, November 23 (at Commerce, Texas)
Championship Game (no earlier than 3 p.m.)
In addition to claiming the LSC title, the winner will receive the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship. Tarleton is currently ranked No. 7 in the South Central Regional rankings.
All games will be streamed live free of charge through the LSC Digital Network at www.lonestarconferencenetwork.com
Ticket information and prices will be announced later in the week. Stay tuned to TarletonSports.com for more information.