Charger Volleyball Clinches No. 2 Seed in NJCAA D-II District Tournaments

Charger Volleyball Clinches No. 2 Seed in NJCAA D-II District Tournaments

The Edison State Community College women's volleyball team, who competes in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC), is seeded number 2 in the Region XII Great Lakes District A Tournament. They will face number 3 seed Oakland Community College from Bloomfield Hills, MI, who competes in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA). The teams will compete at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019. 

"Traditionally, Oakland has been a strong team, but they lost a set to Lakeland Community College earlier in the season, a team we have defeated twice. We're pretty evenly matched, so it will be a good game," said Head Volleyball Coach Julia Haupricht. 

Haupricht will lean on the leadership of sophomores Sarah Pothast, of Wapakoneta, and Whitney Pleiman, of Russia, to pull out a win in the first round of tournament action. 

"Whitney Pleiman is a great defensive player, who is leading Edison State in the number of career digs with about 1,700, she's on track to set a college record. So, it will be interesting to see how many more she'll get as she competes in the postseason." 

"Sarah Pothast is a key offensive player, producing about ten kills per game. We can count on her when we need to score," added Haupricht. 

Haupricht and the Lady Chargers are taking the postseason play one step at a time. 

"Right now, our focus is to come out on top in the first round of tournament action with a win." 

Winners of Thursday's game will advance to the semi-final and district championship game, which will be played on Friday, November 8, 2019, and Saturday, November 9, 2019. District champions will then advance to the national tournament. 

All D-II District Tournament games will be played at St. Clair County Community College (SC4) Fieldhouse located at 323 Erie St. in Port Huron, Michigan. Admission is $10 per person. 

The Edison State women's volleyball team finished their regular season 13-16 overall and 8-8 in conference play.

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