The Midland University volleyball team begins the 2019 season, tonight, hosting the Midland Invitational at the Wikert Event Center. At 5pm, Briar Cliff plays St. Ambrose, and at 7pm, the Warriors take on Grand View University.
Midland is coming off a 26-8 season from 2018 and an appearance in the NAIA National Semifinals. Grand View, also was a national semifinalist last year, and finished the year 38-1. Warriors’ Coach Paul Giesselmann talked about opening the season against the Vikings:
Grand View is pre-season ranked #3 in the country, while Midland is ranked #8 in the NAIA. Tonight’s match will be broadcast on Big Dog 98.9 FM and 1340 AM. Competition continues on Saturday. The weekend’s matches will be highlighted by recognizing first responders and volunteers that contributed to relief during the March Flooding in Eastern Nebraska.