Last night, the Portland Pilots volleyball was selected as one of 32 Division I teams to participate in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) postseason tournament for the first time in program history according to a . It’s the first time the Pilots have ever played in the postseason.
The Pilots had one of their best seasons ever, starting with a 12-0 preseason record and culminating into an 18-12 record, the best in program history. Portland volleyball ended its season ranked eighth of 10 teams in the , finishing 6-12 for conference play.
The NIVC is a single-elimination tournament of top-tier Division I volleyball teams from conferences all over the country. According to the , teams are grouped according to team strength and geographic location.
The winner of this match goes on to play either Utah Valley or Wyoming at Wyoming the next day, Friday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Morgan Wahler is a sports reporter at The Beacon. She can be reached at email@example.com.