The high-power offense for Pfeiffer preformed like it had all season long and the team is now heading to its first NCAA Tournament.
Middle attacker Fabio Diniz had a match-high 14 kills and zero attack errors as Pfeiffer swept Erskine 27-25, 25-20, 27-25 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament finals on Wednesday in Misenheimer. North Carolina.
Diniz was one of two Falcons to have double-digit kills in the championship match. All-conference outside attacker Jonathan Martinez also added 13 kills against Erskine.
Pfeiffer out-hit the defending-conference champion Erskine .360 to .247, including Diniz leading all players with a .737 attack percentage.
The Falcons entered the conference tournament as the regular season championships and in the nation’s top five for attack percentage. In addition, the Falcons have at least a .300 attack percentage in 14 of their last 16 matches.
Erskine all-conference outside attacker Roberto Perez in the loss had a team-high 11 kills.
With this victory, Pfeiffer advances as the Conference Carolinas automatic berth to the upcoming six-team NCAA Tournament. This is the first time in its program history that it will compete in the NCAA Tournament.
The Falcons are projected to be the No. 6 seed for the NCAA Tournament in the latest Off the Block bracketology.