Coyotes headed to nationals

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team finally delivered when it counted in the Division II West Region championship.

The Coyotes turned in a 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 win over a Cal Poly Pomona squad that had been playing phenomenal volleyball. That says something about how well the Coyotes played.

So now the Coyotes are headed to the Elite Eight. The site will be announced on Monday but Cal State has submitted a bid and the NCAA has appreciated the manner in which the school has hosted events in the past.

The NCAA likes to move the event around and a West Region team hasn’t hosted since Cal State did so in 2003. It was hosted by Washburn, Kan. last year.

The bracket is shaping up favorably for the Coyotes, especially if they get the right to host. Their quarterfinal opponent has been determined. It will be California (Penn.), which came out of what is traditionally a weak Atlantic Region.

There were a couple of upsets in the bottom half of the same bracket. And the Coyotes wouldn’t get defending national champion and current No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul until the final.

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