Volleyball heads back to Cheney with eye on Big Sky title
GREELEY, Colo. -- Northern Colorado has been working hard all season, and its moment will arrive at 8 p.m. (MT) Friday when it faces off against host Eastern Washington in the 2009 Big Sky Conference Championships at Reese Court. A Bears victory there moves them into Saturday night's 8 p.m. (MT) final against either Portland State or Montana.
- Northern Colorado volleyball has already authored arguably the finest season in school history. At 19 wins, the Bears have won more than they have in any other NCAA Division I season and the most since winning 25 matches in 2004.
- The Bears have some business to tend to, though. They are just two wins away from the school’s first D-I tournament title and NCAA tournament berth. If they can get past EWU and either the PSU or the UM, they’ll be dancing Saturday night.
- It won’t be an easy task, though, and it doesn’t get more difficult than the Bears’ first match. Northern Colorado has defeated Eastern Washington just once in Cheney as a member of the Big Sky and is 2-6 all-time against EWU.
- Looking past the Eagles, the Bears have defeated both of the other teams in this year’s championship field. Northern Colorado knocked off Portland State and Montana 3-1 this year in Greeley.