Friday, May 04, 2007

IPFW Volleydons Advance to National Championship Game

IPFW upset Pepperdine in the Division 1 Men's Volleyball Semi-Final 3 to 1 Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio. This is the sixth time the Dons have been in the Final Four but the first time they have made it to the Championship Game. Beating Pepperdine is a huge upset as they had only lost one match during the regular season, and West Coast teams tend to dominate the sport... although some Eastern teams have slipped in and one a few championships in the 2000's.

IPFW plays UC-Irvine in the final in Columbus Saturday. To my knowledge I'm not aware of any sport where a Fort Wayne team has won a top-level (Division 1 or Top Pro League) championship. An ESPN link to the story with video is here.

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