November 2, 2001

Winner-take-all: Women's Volleyball to play Bethany College with Playoffs potentially on the Line

Winner-take-all: Women's Volleyball to play Bethany College with Playoffs potentially on the Line

When the Women's Volleyball team plays at Bethany College on Saturday night, there may be far more than regional pride at stake.

Going into Friday night, UCSC is ranked just one match ahead of Bethany College in the Southern Division Cal Pac rankings. This creates a number of scenarios in which the team's match on Saturday may become critical. Should Bethany College (9-4 in conference play) defeat the College of Notre Dame on Friday night, UCSC (10-3 in conference play) would then have to beat Menlo College tonight at the West Field to maintain their one match advantage. UCSC would then play Bethany on Saturday, will a loss leading to a tie in the standings.

The team's record currently stands at 13-11 and 10-3 in Cal Pac play, with only two matches remaining.