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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516For the third year in a row, the Golden Eagles volleyball team is heading to the NJCAA national tournament. After finishing the regular season 35-8, and 10-2 in conference play, RVC found itself in a three-way tie for the conference title. On the strength of tiebreakers, the Golden Eagles went into Saturday's regional tournament as the #1 seed. As luck would have it, this was also the year RVC was hosting the regional tournament, giving RVC the home edge in addition to the #1 seed.
In Saturday morning's first semifinal match, the Golden Eagles defeated Joliet Junior College, 25-16, 25-20, 25-22 to advance to the championship match. Harper College followed with a win over Madison College, setting up a rematch of the 2007 and 2008 Region IV championship matches. RVC defeated Harper in the 2007 tournament and fell to Harper in the 2008 tournament. Meanwhile, Madison College was denied a shot at revenge as RVC had knocked off Madison in the regional championship match in each of the last two seasons. Madison had also beaten RVC in both conference match-ups earlier this season. Regardless, it was RVC versus Harper in this year's finals and RVC secured the match in three games, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19.
In her three seasons at the helm, RVC head coach Abby Jenkins has now led her team to the national tournament all three years. The Golden Eagles placed third in each of the last two seasons at nationals.The NJCAA national tournament will be played November 9-10 in Rochester, MN.