Muskies finish thrid in the National Championship
Athletics - posted on 4/16/2005Date: 4/14/05-4/16/05
Location: NIRSA National Tournament
Score: Pool Play
#6 Lakeland def. #30 Virginia Tech 21-25, 25-16, 15-12
#6 Lakeland def. #43 Penn 25-16, 25-23
#6 Lakeland def. #19 Cal-Davis 25-17, 25-21
#22 Indiana def. #6 Lakeland 28-26, 23-25, 15-11
#6 Lakeland def. #14 Ball State 24-26, 32-30, 15-13
#6 Lakeland def. #22 Indiana 25-7 Tiebreaker Playoff
#6 Lakeland def. #14 Ball State 25-21 Tiebreaker Playoff
16 team Single Elimination Championship
#6 Lakeland def. #17 Maryland 25-22, 25-22 First Round
#6 Lakeland def. #3 Arizona 25-20, 23-25, 15-13 Quarterfinals
#2 Marquette def. #6 Lakeland 25-23, 25-21 Semifinals
Lakeland finishes 3rd in the National Championships
Lakeland Season Record: 41-14
Rocky Koenig named National Libero of the Year
Chris Gornik named second team All-American
Adam Plach named Honorable Mention All-American
Ball State defeated Indiana in the power pool and forced a 3 way tie.
Lakeland finishes 2-5 versus Marquette this season.
Marquette defeated #4 UW-Oshkosh in the Championship Match giving the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference a 1-2-3 finish in the tournament.
Arizona has won 4 of the past 6 National Titles
Quote from Coach Schreiber:
"This is obviously a new high for the program. Two years ago we won a Division II title and now we came within points of being in the Division I title game. The win over Arizona means so much because of their history in the championships. Unfortunately we could not pull out the win over Marquette but we made them play their best volleyball to beat us. Their setting had us guessing and their defense had us frustrated. In the end it was proven what we knew all along…the best volleyball this year was being played in Wisconsin in the WVC. I am very proud to be coaching our group of guys."
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