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Region III Opponent Set: HASTINGS

Doane will face a familiar foe when they open Region III Tournament play on November 14.  The Tigers will travel to Hastings to take on the Broncos.  The match-up will be the third meeting between the two teams this year.  First serve is scheduled for 8:00 pm.

In the first match-up in September, Hastings won 3-1 in Hastings.  The Broncos had 66 kills in that match-up and used eight ace serves to propel them to three straight victories after Doane had taken game one.  The game scores were 25-30, 30-25, 30-20, 30-28.

Match-up No. 2 took place in Crete and again Hastings won 3-1.  The game scores were 30-26, 30-24, 26-30, 30-25.  Each team collected 63 kills but Hastings held an advantage with 13 team blocks.

The Broncos are led by GPAC Player-of-the-Year Celeste Bauer.  Bauer averaged 3.4 kills per game and 4.3 digs per game.  GPAC Libero-of-the-Year Renee Faimon averages 7.3 digs per game.

The winner of Tuesday's match will advance to the semifinals of the Region III Tournament and will take on Dickinson State on November 17 in Dickinson, N.D.