CAC Playoff Semi-Final Information
No. 3 Southern Virginia (22-7, 8-2 CAC) at No. 2 Mary Washington (18-9, 7-2 CAC)
Date: November 2, 2017
Service: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Career vs. Eagles: 1-5. The Knights lost to the Eagles during the regular season, 3-1.
About the Knights
The Knights are in the Capital Athletic Conference playoffs for the second time in program history. Tuesday's first-round win over Marymount marked the Knights' first post-season victory.
Southern Virginia is led by attackers Penny Gwynn and Hannah Allred who have each been named the CAC Player of the Week and have combined for 755 kills this season. The Knights average 12.68 kills and 11.64 assists per set. Setter LaRee Crockett leads the CAC with 10.01 assists per set.
As a team, the Knights lead the conference with a hitting percentage of .221 and are second with 2.14 service aces per set. Overall, the Knights have 212 service aces and 159 total blocks.
Game Outlook from Head Coach Nicole Gwynn
Last time we played Mary Washington it was a very close match but we fell short by making a few too many errors. They are a great team with a great coach, so we are going to need to execute better and be more disciplined. This match will require us to rise up and put forth a better version of ourselves. I'm very confident that our team is ready to rise up and battle, especially after a great battle with Marymount Tuesday.
About the Eagles
The University of Mary Washington Eagles look to defend their title as the 2016 CAC Champions. The Eagles earned the No. 2 seed in the regular season, posting losses to Christopher Newport and Salisbury.
The Eagles lead the conference with 12.86 kills per set.