Q&A with Erskine coach Schmitt about upcoming NCAA Tournament

Erskine isn’t just satisfied with reaching the NCAA Tournament.

Coach Derek Schmitt said in an interview with Off the Block following his team winning the Conference Carolinas championship last week that despite Erskine being significant underdogs he feels the Fleet will be competitive in their upcoming NCAA Tournament match.

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Fear the Fleet: Erskine sweeps Mount Olive to earn berth to NCAA Tournament

In its program’s second year, Erskine is heading to the NCAA Tournament.

Outside attacker Michael Michelau had a team-high four aces and 14 kills as Erskine defeated Mount Olive 25-20, 26-24, 27-25 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match Wednesday in Due West, S.C., to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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Video: Reaction to Erskine, Mount Olive reaching Conference Carolinas title match

Erskine and Mount Olive are each now one win away from becoming the first Conference Carolinas team reach the NCAA Tournament.

The No. 1 seed Erskine and the No. 3 seed Mount Olive won their conference tournament semifinal matches on Saturday to advance to the Conference Carolinas championship match. The winner of that title match will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the six-team NCAA Tournament in Chicago.

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