SPORTS LIBRARY, Claflin, volleyball

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Claflin University women's volleyball team will enter the 2017 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Championships as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Division and will face LeMoyne Owen College, who is the No. 1 seed in the Western Division in the opening round of the championships.

Play is scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 15-17 at the Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex.

First serve for the Claflin-LeMoyne match is set for 2 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday.

Heading into tournament play, Claflin graduate transfer Diara Lewis was named to the 2017 SIAC Second Team All-Conference.

The double-elimination tournament will culminate with the championship match on Friday at 3 p.m., with an if-necessary game at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Claflin finished the regular season with a 7-19 overall record and 7-10 in the SIAC.

This is the first time in three seasons the Lady Panthers will enter the tournament without the No. 1 seed in the East.

Claflin will play the second match of the tournament on Wednesday. If the Lady Panthers advance, they will face the winner of the Albany State-Lane match on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The championships get underway on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. with the Clark Atlanta-Tuskegee and Benedict Kentucky State matches.

Live updates for all Lady Panther matches will be available thru social media via twitter at the twitter handle ClaflinPanthers.

In the event Claflin loses its first match, the Lady Panthers will face the loser of the Albany State-Lane match at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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