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Badger Volleyball Hosts SIAC Championship


The Spring Hill College volleyball team earned their fourth consecutive Championship title at the SIAC Women’s Volleyball Championship tournament on November 11-13. 

The Badgers welcomed the conference’s top teams to The Hill to compete for a spot in the NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championship. The tournament took place in the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center. Badger Nation showed up in support of the team and helped them compete for their fourth straight conference title.

Senior Kassandra Fairly was proud to have a home-field advantage going into the tournament.

“It’s exciting for me because we get to have it in our home gym,” Fairly said. “We get to have everybody from our school watching, my parents, my whole family is here.”

In the first round, the Badgers competed against Benedict, which resulted in a sweeping victory, 25-4. The Badgers then faced Albany State. The Badgers emerged victorious with an ending score of 25-18.

The team then beat Edward Waters 25-13 in the final championship game on November 13.

Senior and SIAC Libero of the Year Mikayla Boyer reflected on what she thought motivated the team to achieve their placement on the final podium.
“When we watched them play yesterday and saw how well they hit and how well they defend,” Boyer said. "We knew that we were really gonna have to step up our game.” Boyer continued, “I felt like today, we just kept getting better and better and better. Our goal wasn’t to win by 15 points, it was to just play as hard as we possibly can. For us, this is our last home game. It was nice to be home.”

The Badgers will head to the NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championship in Tampa to battle against the number one seed, Tampa in the tournament’s first round.

For more information on the Spring Hill College Volleyball team visit their website at SHC Women's Volleyball. Visit their social channels @shc_volleyball on Twitter, SHCBADGERS Athletics on Facebook, @shcvolleyball on Instagram.

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