CAC Playoff First-Round Information
No. 3 Southern Virginia (21-7, 7-2 CAC) vs. No. 6 Marymount (14-13, 4-5 CAC)
Date: October 31, 2017
Service: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Knight Sports Arena, Buena Vista, Va.
Career vs. Saints: 4-3. The Knights beat Marymount in the final conference game of the regular season on Saturday, topping the Saints 3-2.
About the Knights
The Knights are looking for their first post-season win in program history after making it to the Capital Athletic Conference playoffs for the second time. Southern Virginia is led by attackers Penny Gwynn and Hannah Allred who have combined for 727 kills this season. The Knights average 12.77 kills and 11.72 assists per set. Setter LaRee Crockett leads the CAC with 10.06 assists per set.
As a team, the Knights lead the conference with a hitting percentage of .224 and 2.16 service aces per set. Overall the Knights have 205 service aces and 153 total blocks.
Game Outlook from Head Coach Nicole Gwynn
We have worked so hard this season on and off the court so we're so grateful to see that that hard work has paid off enough for us to get to the playoffs again. We are excited to be here and confident in our ability to continue. Marymount is a talented and well-coached team so it will take hard work to earn a second victory over them, but working hard is one thing our team has done really well for most of this season.
About the Saints
Marymount University secured their sixth-straight playoff appearance last week after a 3-2 win over Frostburg State. The Saints, who were picked fourth in the CAC preseason poll enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed.
The Saints average 11.78 kills and 11.11 assists per set. They have had 170 service aces this season, and 140 blocks.