Volleyball clinches playoff berth

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 27, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team clinched a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs Friday night without playing a match.

The Western New Mexico Mustangs defeated Colorado State-Pueblo 3-0 at Pueblo, keeping the Mustangs a game behind UCCS with just one match remaining for both teams. Also Friday, Western State was beaten 3-2 by Mesa State. Western State also entered the match a game behind UCCS.

Since the Mountain Lions own a tiebreaker advantage over both teams and canâ€TMt move up in the standings either, they will occupy the No. 7 seed regardless of Saturdayâ€TMs results.

The RMAC volleyball tournament will begin Thursday. If Western New Mexico wins Saturday at Adams State, the tournament will be held in Silver City, N.M. If Western New Mexico loses and Nebraska-Kearney beats Colorado Christian, the tournament will be in Kearney, Neb.

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