SEATTLE --- Seattle U volleyball wrap up the 2019 regular season on Sunday when it visits California Baptist for a 2 pm showdown. With a spot in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament still up for the grabs, the Redhawks face a must-win situation as its one-game behind CSU Bakersfield for the tournament’s sixth-seed.
A SEATTLE U WIN WOULD
• ...give the Redhawks 13 wins on the season, for the first time since 2015.
• ...be WAC win number four of the season.
• ...potentially clinch a spot in the WAC Tournament (see Postseason Scenarios)
• ...be better than a loss.
• ...be career win number 244 for head coach James Finley.
• ...be the first win versus CBU in four tries.
A seventh-consecutive conference tournament appearance for Seattle U is possible if:
• Seattle U wins against California Baptist - AND -
• CSU Bakersfield falls to Grand Canyon - IF THAT HAPPENS -
• Then CSU Bakersfield and Seattle U end up tied at 4-12, the Redhawks would clinch the final spot as they hold the second tiebreaker, winning more sets in head-to-head competition (5-4).
THEY GOT HISTORY
Saturday’s trip to California Baptist will the second of the year and fourth all-time meeting. Seattle U dropped the initial meeting of the year, 3-0, and heads into the match trailing the series, 3-0.
A GLIMPSE AT THE LANCERS
California Baptist is started the week with a 6-8 mark in the WAC, while carrying an overall record of 12-15.
• The Lancer attack began the week fifth among WAC in hitting (.204), fourth in kills per set (12..15) and second in service aces (158).
• Sydney Marks leads CBU with 2.74 kills per set behind a .220-clip, while averaging 0.75 blocks per set.
• Tijana Milojevic is 547 digs shy of program’s all-time career record, currently held by Maggie Safranski (2002-05) with 2,008 ... her 38 acces this season is sixth-best among the Redhawks’ Division I record book with Kaytylin Dill (39/2008) and Cristin Richards (40/2010) just ahead in the single-season listing.
• Rachel Stark is eight kills shy of passing Katarina Marinkovic (2016-17) for seventh on the program’s Division I kills list.
• Eve Kerschenbaum’s 370 kills this season is third-best among the prograsm’s Division I single totals and 49 shy of Kaytlyn Dill’s 419 kills in 2012.