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Volleyball - Thu, Nov. 10, 2005
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2005 TranSouth Athletic Conference

Volleyball Tournament

The TranSouth Conference Tournament was held last weekend in Henderson, Tenn. and Union University captured the tournament championship. Union's Gladys Wandera was named the tournament's MVP.
During the opening round of the tournament, the 2004 Post Season honors were released for the conference. Union's Brian Dunn was named Coach of the Year, Gladys Wandera of Union was named the Player of the Year, Karina Souza of Freed-Hardeman was named the Freshman of the Year, and Martin Methodist's Fabiola Nepomuneno was named the Newcomer of the Year.
The volleyball season has moved on the NAIA Region XI Tournament which is this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky (Nov. 19-20). Union University, Freed-Hardeman University, and Martin Methodist College have moved on to represent the conference at the region tournament. Freed-Hardeman, the No. 4 seed, will play No. 5 Cumberland College (Ky.) at 6:00 pm on Friday. The No. 6 seeded Martin Methodist College RedHawks will play the No. 3 seed, Campbellsville University, at 8:00 pm on Friday. Union, the No. 2 seed, earns a bye and will play on Saturday at 1:00 pm versus the winner of the Martin Methodist/Campbellsville match. The Championship match for this single elimination tournament will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

In the final NAIA National Volleyball Poll, Union sits at the No. 14 spot entering the region tournaments. Because of our region's success this season, there are two scenarios sent down by the NAIA that would allow the runner-up team from the Region XI Tournament to earn an at-large bid to the NAIA National Tournament. Hope still remains for three teams to advance to the nationals. The region champion will earn a spot in the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament scheduled for Dec. 1-4 in San Diego, California. Should either of the two scenarios be used, the runner-up team from our region will earn an at-large bid to nationals.
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1 Martin Methodist College RedHawks (12-8, 9-1)
#2 Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions (16-7, 7-3)
#3 Lyon College Pipers (17-17, 5-5)
#4 Union University Lady Bulldogs (18-16, 4-6)

#5 Cumberland University Lady Bulldogs (16-16, 3-7)

#6 Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans (9-18, 2-8)

Tournament Schedule

Thursday, November 10

 9:00 a.m. (Game 1) - No. 4 Union University def. No. 5 Cumberland University 3-0 (30-21, 30-23, 32-30)
11:00 a.m. - (Game 2) - No. 3 Lyon College def. No. 6 Trevecca Nazarene 3-0 (30-28, 30-27, 30-19)

1:00 p.m. - (Game 3) - No. 1Martin Methodist def. No. 4 Union 3-0 (30-12, 30-24, 30-20)

3:00 p.m. - (Game 4) - No. 2Freed-Hardeman def. No. 3 Lyon College 3-0 (30-26, 30-19, 30-12)

5 p.m. - (Game 5) - No. 6 Trevecca Nazarene def. No. 4 Union 3-2 (30-27, 27-30, 30-21, 22-30, 15-11)
Union Eliminated

7 p.m. - (Game 6) - No. 3 Lyon def. No. 5 Cumberland 3-0 (30-17, 30-20, 30-18)
Cumberland Eliminated

Friday, November 11
Game 7 - No. 1 Martin Methodist def. No. 2 Freed-Hardeman 3-1 (28-30, 30-28, 30-22, 30-21)

Game 8 - No. 3 Lyon def. No. 6 Trevecca Nazarene 3-1 (30-32, 30-25, 30-24, 30-21)
Trevecca Nazarene Eliminated

Game 9 - No. 2 Freed-Hardeman def. No. 3 Lyon 3-0 (30-15, 30-21, 30-28)
Lyon Eliminated

Game 10 - No. 1 Martin Methodist def. No. 2 Freed-Hardeman 3-0 (30-23, 30-15, 30-24)
Martin Methodist wins first-ever TSAC Tournament Championship

All-Tournament Team:
LaKenya Wrightsil          SO       MH       Big Spring, TX                MMC
Fabianna Lima               JR        MH       Minas Gieras, Brazil       MMC
Sofia Zuluaga                 SO       S         El Santuario, Colombia   MMC
Brittany Johnson            JR        OH       Alamo, TN                     FHU
Renata Pedreira             SO       MH       Rio de Janerio, Brazil     FHU
Karina Souza                 SO       OH       Rio de Janerio, Brazil     FHU
Alyson Boone               JR        MB        Cabot, AR                     Lyon
Jessica Sylvester           SO       S          Palo Cedro, CA              Lyon
Valerie Hicks                 SR        L          Knoxville, TN                 TNU
Taina Ovchinnikov          JR       MB        Sao Paulo, Brazil           TNU
Megan Corbin                SO      OH        Summertown, TN           CU
Monica Schirmer            JR       OH         Long Beach, CA            UU

Most Valuable Player: 
Fabianna Lima    JR        MH       Minas Gieras, Brazil       MMC
TSAC Volleyball All-Conference Teams

First Team
Gladys Wandera, Union
Karina Souza, Freed Hardeman
Fabiola Nepomuneno, Martin Methodist
Phylis Anyango, Union
Fabianna Lima, Martin Methodist
Renata Pedreira, Freed-Hardeman
Jodi Reimer, Trevecca
Debbie Perry, Cumberland
Ceca Brckalo, Lyon
Allison Shein, Union
Nicole Garber, Union

Second Team
Rachel Vanderburg, Cumberland
Brittany Johnson, Freed-Hardeman
Erin Nickleson, Freed-Hardeman
Susie Harper, Lyon
Daria Paunovic, Lyon
Yellen Rosales, Lyon
Alison Sablick, Lyon
Tedy Georgieva, Union
Jacqueline Gilchrist, Martin Methodist
Kimberly Moman, Martin Methodist