Towson Volleyball To Face Georgia In First Round Of NCAA Tournament
TOWSON - Towson University’s Women’s Volleyball Team has qualified for the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.
Towson finished the season with a 29-1 record, including marquee wins in the CAA tournament against #7 Pittsburgh and Rutgers and a sweep of Delaware to earn their fourth-straight CAA championship.
2022 is the first year the NCAA Volleyball tournament has featured a 32-team bracket. Towson is ranked eighth in their quarter of the bracket and will face Georgia in the first round. Volleyball juggernaut The University of Texas is ranked #1 on Towson’s quarter of the bracket. Texas enters the tournament with a 22-1 record against some of the most challenging schools in the country.
Towson Volleyball has an all-time record of 1-4 in the NCAA Tournament, with their win coming against American University in 2019.
In 2019, Towson was ejected in the second round in a crushing 3-1 loss to Penn State. The Nittany Lions went on to end Towson’s hopes in 2021 as well, with another 3-1 victory, this time in the first round.
The Towson Towerlight reports that Women’s Volleyball head coach Don Metil sees this year as different.
“This team just continues to set milestones and break into the record books in different ways,” Metil said. “Here in the NCAA’s first year, where they decided to seed 32 teams, this group of young ladies has put together a body of work that is entrusted by a group of folks that we never even met that believe in Towson Volleyball.”
Georgia comes into this matchup with a record of 22-7 and owns the all-time matchup against Towson, winning their only prior battle in 2000 in back-to-back sets. This year marks Georgia’s 11th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and their second under 2022 SEC Coach of the Year, Tom Black.
The Tigers open their fourth-straight appearance in the Big Dance on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. with the game against Georgia.