Scottsdale, AZ - The T-Birds jumped out to an impressive 25-21 set one victory in the opening round of the Region I - DII tournament Thursday night against the Scottsdale Artichokes. Mesa however just couldn't control the Artichokes during the final three sets, falling 19-25, 20-25, 16-25.
The T-Birds will now play in the 11 am elimination match Friday morning against the Pima Aztecs, who lost to the Glendale Gauchos in the 4 pm match Thursday. If Mesa wins the 11 am match, they will play the winner of the Scottsdale-Glendale match in the last match of the night at 7 pm. If Mesa loses vs Pima, the T-Birds will be eliminated.
NJCAA Region I, Division II - (All at Scottsdale CC)
Game 1: (2) Glendale CC - 3 vs. (3) Pima CC - 0, Thursday, Nov. 7, 4:00pm
Game 2: (1) Scottsdale CC - 3 vs. (4) Mesa CC - 1, Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:00pm
Game 3: Pima vs. Mesa Friday, Nov. 8, 11:00am
Game 4: Glendale vs. Scottsdale Friday, Nov. 8, 2:00pm
Game 5: Winner game 3 vs. Loser game 4 Friday, Nov. 8, 7:00pm
Game 6: Winner game 4 vs. Winner game 5 Saturday, Nov. 9, 4:00 pm
Game 7: (If necessary) Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:00pm
(minimum of 45 minutes rest and warm-up prior to the start of the next match)