Conference tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

The postseason continues tonight with a spot in the MIVA Tournament championship match on the line.

No. 1 Lewis and Lindenwood will open the conference tournament semifinals with the Flyers attempting to move one step closer to clinching their second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.


Check out the postseason college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight.

MIVA TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

No. 1 seed Lewis (25-2, 16-1 MIVA) vs. No. 5 seed Lindenwood (13-11, 8-9 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. Tuesday in Romeoville, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
Season series: Lewis leads 2-0
What to know: The reward for Lindenwood getting its first postseason victory since becoming a NCAA Division II member is pretty daunting. Lindenwood will go on the road once again to play No. 1 Lewis in the conference tournament semifinals. The Flyers are undefeated at home this season and attempting to become the 10th consecutive No. 1 seed in the MIVA Tournament to reach the championship match. Outside attackers Geoff Powell and Greg Petty are both in the conference’s top 10 averaging more than a 3.10 kills per game and earned First-Team All-MIVA honors. Powell finished fifth in voting for the inaugural Karch Kiraly Award, which is presented to the nation’s top outside attacker. In addition, Petty also had a combined 23 kills and a .541 attack percentage in Lewis’ two sweeps against Lindenwood in the regular season. Lindenwood rallied from a road deficit late in the fifth game to upset the No. 4 seed IPFW in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. All-conference opposite Colin Hackworth in the victory had a match-high 16 kills. In addition, Hackworth is second in the conference and among the national leaders with a 3.83 kills per game average.