Initial look at Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal matches

The regular season is over and the bracket is set for the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

Check out the match-ups and historical information to know about the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals.



No. 1 seed Pfeiffer (18-3, 17-1 CC) vs. No. 8 seed North Greenville (10-19, 4-14 CC)
Match vitals:
Misenheimer, North Carolina
Season seers: Pfeiffer leads 2-0
Last CC Tournament title: Pfeiffer (2013); North Greenville (never)
Historical stats to know: Pfeiffer is 4-1 all-time at home during the postseason with its only loss occurring last season in the conference tournament semifinals. North Greenville is the first program in its inaugural season to make the postseason since Erskine and Belmont Abbey both reached the Conference Tournament quarterfinals in 2013.

No. 2 seed Erskine (19-6, 15-3 CC) vs. No. 7 seed Barton (13-17, 9-9 CC)
Match vitals:
6:30 p.m. in Due West, South Carolina
Season series: Erskine leads 2-0
Last CC Tournament title: Erskine (2014); Barton (never)
Historical stats to know: All-conference outside attacker Michael Michelau had a combined 32 kills and .314 attack percentage in Erskine’s two Conference Carolinas Tournament sweeps last season. Barton’s last six conference matches to close-out the regular season went to a decisive fifth game.

No. 3 seed Mount Olive (12-10, 11-7 CC) vs. No. 6 seed Belmont Abbey (13-13, 9-9 CC)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Mount Olive, North Carolina
Season series: Mount Olive leads 2-0
Last CC Tournament title: Mount Olive (2011); Belmont Abbey (never)
Historical stats to know: Mount Olive is undefeated all-time against Belmont Abbey and until earlier this season had not lost a game in the head-to-head series. Belmont Abbey is making its first postseason appearance since losing in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals as a first-year program.

No. 4 seed Limestone (13-14, 11-7 CC) vs. No. 5 seed King (15-12, 10-8 CC)
Match vitals:
6:30 p.m. in Gaffney, South Carolina
Season series: Tied at 1-1
Last CC Tournament title: Limestone (never); King (never)
Historical stats to know: This is the third consecutive year Limestone has earned the No. 4 seed and is 1-1 in those Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals. King is making its first postseason appearance since 2011 when it reached the Conference Carolinas championship match.