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DDN: Wright State volleyball: Raiders confident going into NCAA tourney

Jenna Story

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Most college volleyball teams watching the NCAA Selection Show generally applaud when their name pops up on the bracket.

Wright State players followed that tradition, of course, while gathered around a giant screen in McLin Gym. But they also cheered before that — once they saw Fairleigh Dickinson fill the slot directly below No. 1 Texas, meaning the Raiders avoided being the mighty Longhorns’ first-round opponent.

“The clapping was (because) we played Texas before, and it wasn’t nice for us,” first-year coach Travers Green said with a smile.

In the 2020 tourney, the Raiders were smashed by eventual NCAA runner-up Texas, 25-12, 25-16, 25-16.

Star player Jenna Story said: “We’ve been joking all week that we’d get Texas again. The last time we played them — they’re so good. They’re physical and athletic. We were just praying we wouldn’t get them.”