ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' volleyball team will travel to Richardson for the 2017 American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament.
The Cowgirls, the No. 3 seed out of the ASC West, will play UT Tyler, the No. 2 seed out of the ASC East at noon on Thursday. If the Cowgirls win, they will play Mary Hardin-Baylor at 5 p.m. on Thursday. If they lose, they would play at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in an elimination game in the double-elimination tournament.
HSU goes into the tournament winners of its last four matches and sports a 14-15 record. The Cowgirls are making their 13th straight appearance in the ASC Championship Tournament.
The Cowgirls won the title in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The five ASC titles are the most by any one team in league history. HSU is 24-11 all-time in the tournament.
HSU and UT Tyler (22-6) have played twice this season. The Patriots won the first match of the season in five games and won 3-0 in the ASC crossover. HSU beat the Patriots in the ASC Tournament a year ago.
The Cowgirls have six players that were honored by the league's head coaches in the yearly awards announced on Wednesday. Senior middle blocker Grace Schulz was named first-team all-ASC and all-ASC West Division.
Thursday, November 2
Game 1: E2 - UT Tyler vs. W3 - Hardin-Simmons, Noon
Game 2: W2 - Concordia Texas vs. E3 - East Texas Baptist, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: W1 - Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Winner Game 1 (E2 / W3), 5 p.m.
Game 4: E1 - UT Dallas vs. Winner Game 2 (W2 / E3), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 3
Game 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, Noon
Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, 2:30 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 5 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 11 a.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 2 p.m.
Game 11: Game 10 Teams, 6 p.m. (If needed)
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