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VOLLEYBALL SEEDED FOURTH AT FOOD LION SAC TOURNAMENT

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The pairings for the 2008 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Tournament have been announced and Tusculum College will be the No. 4 seed and open against fifth-seeded Newberry College. That quarterfinal match will be played this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Stanford Arena on the campus of Mars Hill College, the host site of this year's tournament.

The winner of that match will advance to Friday's semifinal against the winner of the Wingate University/Brevard College match at 1 p.m. The SAC Tournament championship will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from Stanford Arena. The winner receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Tusculum (21-10) finished fourth in the regular season standings with a 9-7 league slate, tied for the second most SAC wins in school history.

Tusculum and Newberry split their two regular season meetings. The Pioneers won in Greeneville 3-0 in September, while Newberry captured a four-set win over TC last month in Newberry, S.C. This year's quarterfinal draw will mark the first time the two teams have met in the SAC Tournament.

Tusculum will wrap up its regular season on Monday when it hosts Montreat College for a 7 p.m. match at Pioneer Arena. TC will honor seniors Heather MacArthur, Kelsey Hayden and Brittney Oblinger prior to Monday night's match.

- SAC -

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Food Lion SAC Tournament (Quarterfinals)
Stanford Arena, Mars Hill, N.C.
No. 8 Brevard vs. No. 1 Wingate, 2:30 p.m.
No. 5 Newberry vs. No. 4 Tusculum, 2:30 p.m.
No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne vs. No. 2 Carson-Newman, 5 pm
No. 6 Lincoln Memorial vs. No. 3 Catawba, 5 pm

Friday, November 14, 2008
Food Lion SAC Tournament (Semifinals)
Stanford Arena, Mars Hill, N.C.
Brevard/Wingate winner vs. Tusculum/Newberry winner, 1 p.m.
Carson-Newman/Lenoir-Rhyne winner vs. Catawba/Lincoln Memorial winner, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 15, 2008
Food Lion SAC Tournament (Championship)
Stanford Arena, Mars Hill, N.C.
Final - 11:30 a.m.



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