Poly prepares for NCAA Tournament

Ryan Chartrand

The Cal Poly volleyball team hosts Michigan at 8 p.m. Friday in an NCAA Tournament first-round match. It is the first time Cal Poly has hosted a regional since 1989.

The Mustangs, who are ranked 14th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association College Sports TV poll, are seeded 15th in the 64-team field and enter the tournament 22-5 overall after winning the Big West Conference title with a 13-1 record.

At left, Cal Poly junior setter Chelsea Hayes (13) and sophomore middle blocker Jaclyn Houston (11) go up for a block against Long Beach State’s Dyanne Lawlor (15) on Oct. 27 in Mott Gym. The Mustangs won the match 3-0, one of 10 three-game sweeps in their final 12 regular-season matches.

For a complete preview of this weekend’s NCAA Tournament action, see the Mustang Daily’s special GameDay pullout section Friday. Also be sure to check out the Mustang Daily GameDay Podcast which will also be posted here on mustangdaily.net tomorrow.