BAYTOWN — The Region XIV Volleyball Tournament — also known as Little National — begins its three-day, double-elimination format Friday, Nov. 2, at Lee College.
Five teams ranked among the Top 17 in the NJCAA’s final regular-season poll will be competing for two berths at the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Ks., November 15-17. The ranked teams include all four East Zone members: (3) Navarro, (9) Tyler, (11) Trinity Valley, (13) Panola, plus (17) Blinn.
Third-ranked, East Zone champion Navarro (34-3) makes its debut at 1 pm Friday against the South Zone’s No. 4 seeded Coastal Bend Cougars.
The opening-day pairings:
(2-South) Laredo v (3-East) Trinity Valley, 9 am
(2-East) Tyler v (3-South) Lee, 11 am
(1-East) Navarro v (4-South) Coastal Bend, 1 pm
(1-South) Blinn v Play-In Winner (4-East Panola v 5-South Wharton), 3 pm
Loser Match 1 v Loser Match 3, 5 pm
Loser Match 2 v Loser Match 4, 7 pm