Nov. 28, 2010
Match Times for USC Region
San Diego and Long Beach State on Friday at 6 pm (Mountain Time)
USC and New Mexico at 8 pm (Mountain Time)
Two winners on Saturday: 6 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Ticket prices: call 213 740 GO SC (4672) to order
$10.00 - Adults
$6.00 - Child, Students & Seniors
All Sessions Pass:
$15 - Adult
$12 - Child, Students & Seniors
What: NCAA DI Volleyball Championships
Friday: Lobos (20-9) vs. USC (25-4), Time: 8 p.m. Mountain Time, Los Angeles
GoLobos.com: GameTracker, Recap, Stats
The University of New Mexico volleyball team received its second consecutive NCAA bid Sunday afternoon as the field for the 2010 tournament was announced. The Lobos will open first-round play Friday at the University of Southern California (25-4, 14-4 Pac 10), which received the No. 6 seed in the 64-team field. San Diego and Long Beach State will also be featured in the first round at USC with the winners meeting in second-round action on Saturday.
It will be the ninth appearance in the national postseason for the Lobo volleyball program. UNM appeared in the first NCAA Tournament in 1981. The next time UNM made the tournament was 1988, followed by a string of five consecutive appearances from 1990-94. New Mexico is 5-8 overall in NCAA Tournament action with five second round appearances.
The New Mexico volleyball team becomes the fifth Lobo fall sports team to advance to the NCAA postseason. The volleyball team joins the men's and women's cross country teams and the men's and women's soccer teams in 2010. It is the first time in UNM history that five fall sports have qualified for postseason. The previous best was four in 2009 - men's and women's cross country, volleyball and men's soccer.
Stay tuned to GoLobos.com for more information and game time when it is released.