Sunday, 28 October 2018 05:01 Metro Sports Report Kirkwood
FORT DODGE - The ninth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles will face seventh-ranked Iowa Central in the championship match of the NJCAA XI-A regional volleyball tournament Sunday in Fort Dodge.
The Eagles edged DMACC, 3-2, in the regional semifinals Saturday by winning the fifth set, 15-13. Iowa Central advanced with a 3-0 sweep of Southeastern in the semifinals.
The championship match between Kirkwood (30-8) and Iowa Central (28-9) is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Kirkwood gained a measure of revenge against DMACC in the semifinals by winning 13-25, 25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13. The Bears defeated Kirkwood in an ICCAC conference match, 3-1, on Aug. 29.
Kirkwood was seeded No. 5 in the regional tournament and DMACC was seeded No. 4, so the victory by Kirkwood was considered a mild upset.
Kirkwood was trimmed by Iowa Central, 3-2, in a conference match in Fort Dodge on Oct. 10, with Iowa Central winning the fifth set 19-17 in overtime. Iowa Central is the No. 1 seed in the regional tournament.