BOONE, N.C. — By winning the Sun Belt East Division title, Appalachian State volleyball has earned a double bye and will be seeded second at the Sun Belt Volleyball Tournament, which begins on Nov. 15 in Atlanta, Ga.
App State will play at 2:30 p.m. in the semifinal round against either No. 3 seed Coastal Carolina, No. 6 seed Arkansas State or No. 7 seed South Alabama.
The Mountaineers clinched the Sun Belt East Division title on Friday with a 3-1 win at Troy. It marked the first division title for App State since the Sun Belt moved to a division format in 2016. App State finished the 2018 regular season with a 21-7 record, including a 13-3 mark in Sun Belt play.
Appalachian State swept the season season series against Coastal Carolina, winning 3-0 in Boone and 3-2 in Conway. The Mountaineers faced Arkansas State once during the regular season and posted a 3-2 win in Boone. The Black and Gold also swept the season series with South Alabama, winning 3-0 in Boone and 3-1 in Mobile.
All contests of the Sun Belt Tournament will be broadcast on ESPN+.
2018 SUN BELT VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All Times Eastern and Subject to Change
Thursday, November 15 – First Round
Match 1: No. 7 South Alabama vs. No. 6 Arkansas State (ESPN+), 5:00 p.m.
Match 2: No. 8 Troy vs. No. 5 UTA (ESPN+), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 16 – Quarterfinals
Match 3: Match 1 Winner vs. No. 3 Coastal Carolina (ESPN+), 5:00 p.m.
Match 4: Match 2 Winner vs. No. 4 Little Rock (ESPN+), 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 – Semifinals
Match 5: Match 3 Winner vs. No. 2 Appalachian State (ESPN+), 2:30 p.m.
Match 6: Match 4 Winner vs. No. 1 Texas State (ESPN+), 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 – Final
Match 7: Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner (ESPN+), 1:00 p.m.