Volleyball Set for NCAA Championship Action Friday at #2 Texas

Volleyball Set for NCAA Championship Action Friday at #2 Texas

The MAAC Champions will meet the Longhorns in Austin at 8 p.m. (ET)

For the second time in the past three seasons, Fairfield University Volleyball will travel to the University of Texas for the NCAA Championship First Round. The Stags and host Longhorns will clash on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Gregory Gym in Austin. First serve will air live on the Longhorn Network at 8 p.m. (ET).

In addition to airing on ESPN's Longhorn Network, Friday's action will be available via WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Streaming access is limited to those with a Longhorn Network subscription. Click here for subscription information .

Fairfield (25-6) brings a 21-match winning streak to the national stage on the heels of its third consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship. The 2017 crown is also the conference-record 10th MAAC Championship in program history. Head Coach Todd Kress has been at the helm for five MAAC Championships, tying Siena's Garvey Pierre for the most titles by a head coach. Fairfield was unbeaten in the MAAC regular season (18-0) for the second consecutive campaign and has won 51 straight matches against conference opponents – the longest active streak in the nation.

The sixth-seeded team in the tournament and #2 nationally-ranked team in the AVCA Coaches Poll, the Texas Longhorns are 24-2 this fall after winning the Big 12 Championship with an unblemished 16-0 conference record. Texas has reached the Final Four in five consecutive seasons, highlighted by winning the 2012 National Championship.

The opposite side of the bracket will feature NC State and Oregon State squaring off at 5:30 p.m. (ET) in Friday's first match from Austin. The winners will meet on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. (ET) for a berth in the regional rounds (Dec. 8-9) to be hosted by the highest-seeded advancing team in each bracket.

Fairfield Volleyball at #2 Texas

Date: Friday, Dec. 1
Time: 8 p.m. (ET)
Location: Gregory Gym - Austin, Texas

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The Stags square off with the Longhorns in the NCAA Championship First Round

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