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Volleyball on Verge of Second Consecutive SLIAC League Championship

Volleyball on Verge of Second Consecutive SLIAC League Championship

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The volleyball team finds themselves on the verge of winning the SLIAC conference for the second straight year and for only the second time in school history.  A win Tuesday night will guarantee a first place finish for the Panthers, but they may have to share the title. 

Tonight is the last night of conference matches, and it all comes down to the results of two games for the top two teams.  Greenville and Webster have been neck and neck the entire year and this evening one team will separate itself from the other.

There are several scenarios, and the outcome of each greatly effects what happens from here.  Greenville plays Eureka at home tonight, and Webster plays Westminster on the road.

If Greenville wins and Webster loses, then Greenville will be the outright conference champions and host the tournament for the second straight year.

If Greenville loses and Webster wins, then Webster will be the outright conference champion and host the conference tournament.

If both teams lose tonight then Webster will take it and host.

If both teams win tonight then there is a tie for the conference champion and both teams will be named conference champions.  

When two teams finish as conference champions, there are eight levels of tiebreakers to determine the number one seed in the conference tournament.

Greenville and Webster are even on 7-of-8 criteria, and the eighth determining factor is a coin toss.  The toss has already taken place, and Webster won the coin toss.  This means that Webster will host the conference tournament and Greenville will take the No. 2 seed.

This story was published on November 01, 2011

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