Volleyball team to host regional

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the No. 18 Grand Valley State volleyball team has been selected to host the NCAA Midwest Region Tournament.

GVSU (23-5) enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed after dropping a four-set match in the GLIAC Tournament championship. The Lakers will take on sixth-seeded Missouri S&T (18-13), which swept GVSU on a neutral court earlier this season.

The home-court luck isn’t the first for GVSU this season. The team tied Ferris State atop the GLIAC standings, but was awarded the No. 1 seed – and home court advantage in the GLIAC Tournament – after winning a coin flip. Ferris State beat GVSU in the championship match.

Ferris State, the No. 2 seed in the regional tournament, takes on seventh-seeded Lewis (22-7) in the first round.

The match between GVSU and Missouri S&T is tonight at Fieldhouse Arena at 7:30 p.m. If GVSU wins, it will play again Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.) for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.