SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs move up to No. 8 in AVCA national poll

Independent file photo SMSU’s Lydia Sussner goes up for a block during their match against MSU Moorhead on Saturday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team (10-2, 4-0 NSIC) moves up one spot to No. 8 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Division II weekly poll released on Monday afternoon.

SMSU is 10-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference after defeating then-ranked, No. 8 Northern State, in five sets in the home opener last Friday night. The Mustangs then swept MSU Moorhead on Saturday to continue an undefeated record in conference play.

SMSU has been ranked in the Top 25 for 180 consecutive polls, dating back to Sept. 5, 2006.

SMSU is one eight NSIC schools ranked in this week’s Top 25 with Minnesota Duluth leading the way at No. 3. Concordia-St. Paul is ranked No. 7, followed by SMSU at No. 8, Northern State at No. 9, St. Cloud State at No. 12, Wayne State at No. 15, Sioux Falls at No. 19 and Upper Iowa at No. 22.

Southwest Minnesota State hosts No. 22 Upper Iowa on Friday at 6 p.m. in the annual “red out” match sponsored by Avera in the PE Gym. SMSU will host RV Winona State on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. to cap off a four-match homestead.

–Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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