Southern Virginia and Salisbury each overcame early deficits to advance to the CAC volleyball semifinals with first-round victories on Tuesday night. Third-seeded Southern Virginia downed sixth-seeded Marymount 3-1, while fourth-seeded Salisbury recovered from a 2-0 hole to defeat fifth-seeded York, 3-2.
With the wins, Southern Virginia and Salisbury now move on to Thursday's CAC semifinals. The Knights will travel to second-seeded Mary Washington, while the Sea Gulls will travel to top-seeded Christopher Newport. Both matches are set for 7 p.m. starts.
2017 Capital Athletic Conference Tournament Schedule
First Round - Tuesday, Oct. 31
Game 1: at #4 Salisbury 3, #5 York 2
Game 2: at #3 Southern Virginia 3, #6 Marymount 1
Note - #1 & #2 Seeds earn first-round byes
Semifinal Round - Thursday, Nov. 2
Game 3: #4 Salisbury at #1 Christopher Newport, 7 p.m.
Game 4: #3 Southern Virginia at #2 Mary Washington, 7 p.m.
Championship - Saturday, Nov. 4
Game 5: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 (at highest remaining seed)