SCIAC Women's Volleyball Postseason Tournament Set to Begin Thursday

SCIAC Women's Volleyball Postseason Tournament Set to Begin Thursday

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The 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women's Volleyball Postseason Tournament is slated to begin Thursday, November 7 with semifinal action. The SCIAC Tournament championship contest will then take place on Saturday, November 9. 

For the third straight season, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) enters SCIAC Postseason Tournament action as the top seed and currently stands at 24-3 overall, 15-1 in league action. The Athenas, who are riding an 11-match winning streak, have won three SCIAC Tournament titles (2015, 2017, 2018) and finished as the runner-up three times (2013, 2014, 2016). CMS is making its eighth appearance in the league tournament since the tournament's inception in 2009. 

Making its fifth appearance in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament is Chapman which garnered the second seed. Fueled by a 14-2 mark in SCIAC play during the regular season, the Panthers (22-4 overall) are winners in three straight, and five of their last six contests enter playoff action. Chapman advanced to the tournament final in 2012 and finished as the runner-up. 

California Lutheran earned the third seed in the conference tournament in 2019 and is making its 11th appearance in the SCIAC postseason. The Regals have won five tournament crowns (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016), and finished as the runner-up four times (2011, 2015, 2017, 2018). Cal Lutheran takes to the court in the 2019 SCIAC playoffs with a 17-10 overall record, highlighted by an 11-5 mark in SCIAC play. 

Winners in three of its last five outings, La Verne enters the SCIAC Postseason Tournament as the fourth seed in the tournament. Standing at 15-12 overall, 9-7 in SCIAC action, the Leopards are making their ninth appearance having finished as the tournament runners-up in 2009 and 2010. 

Versus the Tournament Field

CMS
W vs. La Verne, 3-1 (Sept. 24)
W vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-1 (Sept. 27)
L vs. Chapman, 3-2 (Oct. 1)
W vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-2 (Oct. 15)
W vs. Chapman, 3-0 (Oct. 19)
W vs. La Verne, 3-2 (Nov. 2)

Chapman
W vs. CMS, 3-2 (Oct. 1)
W vs. La Verne, 3-0 (Oct. 4)
W vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-2 (Oct. 5)
L vs. CMS, 3-0 (Oct. 19)
W vs. La Verne, 3-1 (Oct. 22)
L vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-0 (Oct. 25)

Cal Lutheran
L vs. CMS, 3-1 (Sept. 27)
L vs. La Verne, 3-1 (Sept. 28)
L vs. Chapman, 3-2 (Oct. 5)
L vs. CMS, 3-2 (Oct. 15)
W vs. La Verne, 3-1 (Oct. 18)
W vs. Chapman, 3-0 (Oct. 25)

La Verne
L vs. CMS, 3-1 (Sept. 24)
W vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-1 (Sept. 28)
L vs. Chapman, 3-0 (Oct. 4)
L vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-1 (Oct. 18)
L vs. Chapman, 3-1 (Oct. 22)
L vs. CMS, 3-2 (Nov. 2)

2019 SCIAC Women's Volleyball Postseason Tournament
Semifinals - Thursday, November 7, 2019 (at highest seeds)
No. 4 La Verne at No. 1 CMS - 7 p.m. 
No. 3 Cal Lutheran at No. 2 Chapman - 7 p.m. 

Championship - Saturday, November 9, 2019 
Semifinal Winners (at highest remaining seed)