The second match is under way at the NCAA Division II West Regional Volleyball Tournament. Cal State San Bernardino did a good job getting The Den ready to play since Coussoulis Arena was not available because of a previously scheduled BB King concert.
The Den really had not been used for anything other than routine practices for the last 10 or so years so you can image that it needed a little TLC. Not only did it need a good cleanup, there were other factors to tend to as well. A sound system had to be put in, along with wireless acess for media and tournament staff.
Athletic Director Kevin Hatcher said he was pleased with how the school’s staff came together to get everything done. Between layoffs and furloughs it took everyone pulling together to make it work.
Hatcher could have another schdeuling dilemna to deal with in the next two weeks. He said the school did submit a bit to host nationals should the Coyotes advance. The problem is that that same weekend the CCAA basketball teams open play and Cal State is slated to host East Bay and San Diego.
It’s a problem he hopes to have to deal with soon.
Games are already running behind schedule. The first match of the day went five with Cal State Los Angeles beating Sonoma State 3-2 (20-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-20, 15-12.
UC San Diego is now on the court againt San Francisco State.
Then it’s Hawaii-Hilo against Alaska-Anchorage
The Coyotes are slated to play Seattle Pacific at 7:30 p.m. It will be 8 p.m. at the earliest though.