FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University volleyball team – 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champions – will head to East Lansing to meet ninth-seeded and 15th-ranked Michigan State in the NCAA Championship First Round on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The Stags enter their second consecutive NCAA postseason at 28-5 overall and riding a 22-match winning streak – the nation’s longest active streak.
The Spartans of Michigan State are 24-8 this fall, hosting NCAA action at Jenison Field House after reaching the Second Round last year with a win over Arkansas State followed by a loss at host Washington. Cleveland State (25-5) and Arizona (18-14) will meet in Friday's opening match at 5 p.m. The winners of the two First Round contests will play on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.