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The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team will look to earn its third
straight trip to the NJCAA Division II Championship when it plays in
this weekend’s Region IV District B tournament at Lake County.
The Chargers (31-11), ranked 20th
in the country, will begin their quest for a three-peat against the
host Lancers (7-21) in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Saturday. The teams
did not meet during the regular
season. Sandburg is the No. 2 seed among District A teams, and Lake
County is the No. 7 seed from District B in the crossover-format
IV District A and District B tournament champions each qualify for the
NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship from Nov. 21-23 in Charleston,
top four teams from one district advance to the championship round of
both the District A and District B tournaments, the championship matches
would be played according to seed. In that scenario, Sandburg
would play District A No. 3 McHenry County, and No. 1 seed Waubonsee
would face No. 4 Sauk Valley.
this season, the Chargers have set a school record for victories and
clinched their second straight Arrowhead Conference championship,
sharing the title with Sauk Valley at 9-1.
REGION IV DIVISION II DISTRICT A & B TOURNAMENTS
At College of Lake County, Grayslake
District A tournament
1: Waubonsee (A1) vs. Triton (B8), 10 a.m.
2: Kankakee (B4) vs. Black Hawk (A5), 4 p.m.
3: Bryant & Stratton (B2) vs. Kishwaukee (A7), noon
4: McHenry County (A3) vs. Morton (B6), 10 a.m.
District B tournament
5: Moraine Valley (B1) vs. Illinois Valley (A8), 2 p.m.
6: Sauk Valley (A4) vs. South Suburban (B5), 2 p.m.
7: Sandburg (A2) vs. Lake County (B7), 4 p.m.
8: Oakton (B3) vs. Highland (A6), noon
9: Winner 1 vs. Winner 2, 10 a.m.
10: Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, noon
11: Winner 5 vs. Winner 6, 10 a.m.
12: Winner 7 vs. Winner 8, noon
District A: Winner 9 vs. Winner 10, 2:30 p.m.*
District B: Winner 11 vs. Winner 12, 2:30 p.m.*
* Championship matches would be reseeded if top four seeds from one district all advance