Clarion women’s volleyball set to take on Seton Hill in Atlantic Region Playoffs

The Clarion University women’s volleyball takes on Seton Hill University, Thursday, Dec. 5, in the first round of the NCAA Division II volleyball playoffs.
Clarion is not a stranger to Seton Hill, as they both are from the PSAC-West.
Clarion and Seton Hill have faced off twice now, and Clarion has come out on top both times in their matches.
In their first match, Clarion won three sets to none, and in their second match Clarion won three sets to one.
The two teams will meet in Wheeling, W. Va in hopes to advance out of the Atlantic Region, where they are seeded.
Clarion with the better overall season record 32-4 is seeded second. Seton Hill had overall record of 26-11 and is seeded seventh in the Atlantic Region of the tournament.
“They run all of their plays through the middle and right side, so we have to be comfortable defending that,” said Clarion Head Coach Jenn Mills. “We know how they work as a team and we practice enough the correct ways to defend that. I need my girls to be confident and be consistent. All we have to do is knock out the minor errors and that shouldn’t be a problem.”
The team will need the help of senior Carlie Bieranowski to help gain the victory of Seton Hill.
“We need to maintain a high level of energy and leave it all out there,” said Bieranowski. “Seton Hill works quickly with their game play and we need to be able to slow that pace down.”
Clarion is not new to the playoffs as it has made the national tournament the past three years, but they will have a starter, who hasn’t had much experience in this position.
Morgan Seybold, a sophomore libero will be out on the court Thursday against Seton Hill.
“We need to make sure that we are all on our game and have super high energy, and if we are I think that we will beat them,” said Seybold. “I think we need to take advantage of every second we have to prepare and make all practices productive. If we all come out strong, I don’t think anyone can stop us.”
The link to the girls’ game Thursday, can be found on the PSAC website at psacsports.org, where you can be directed to a live stream of all games out of the Atlantic Region.

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