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Post by notjuanjones on Nov 19, 2017 19:46:16 GMT -5
AU's volleyball team completed another successful run through the Patriot League Sunday, sweeping second-seeded Navy 25-17, 25-14 and 25-22 to win the PL Tournament for the fifth straight year and receive another automatic NCAA tournament bid. It's the 15th PL title for AU in its 17 years in the PL, continuing a run of dominance under Barry Goldberg that few schools in any PL sport have achieved. Aleksandra (Ola) Kazala was again incredible, earning Tournament MVP honors after netting 18 kills against the Mids on Sunday. She, Kennedy Etheridge and Vela McBride all made the all-tournament team. AU was outstanding against a good Navy team, running out to early leads in the first two sets for easy wins, then coming back against the desperate Mids in the third set after falling down two points midway through.
AU will find out its first-round opponent in the NCAAs next Sunday night during the Volleyball Selection show on ESPNU.
Congrats to Barry Goldberg. He is a great coach, and creator and sustainer of the greatest, most successful athletic program in school history. It's not even close.