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Tampa wins the 2021 DII women's volleyball national championship

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Tampa wins the 2021 DII women's volleyball national championship

Tampa Athletics Tampa wins the DII women's volleyball tournament.

How sweep it is. Four the fourth time in program history, the Tampa Spartans are your DII women's volleyball national champions. The Spartans swept Washburn in straight sets, 25-21, 26-24, 25-21. The victory puts Tampa alone with the second-most national championships among active DII programs, trailing only Concordia-St. Paul.  

Kudos to Tampa. The Spartans fed off the home court crowd that packed out the Bob Martinez Athletic Center in Tampa. It was loud from the first serve, and Tampa harnessed that energy in an aggressive and mostly clean attack. While no team ever plays the perfect game, Tampa came very close in an impressive performance. 

Tampa last won a national championship in 2018 at the DII festival. In fact, all three previous titles came at DII festivals, so now the Spartans have a bit of a monkey off their back — they have that elusive title in a non-festival season. You can relive all the moments from every round by scrolling below. 

Tampa sweeps for fourth national championship: Tampa 3, Washburn 0

Final stats:

Washburn

NCAA.com Washburn's stats from the DII women's volleyball championship.

Tampa

NCAA.com Tampa's stats from the DII women's volleyball championship.

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket.

10:29 pm, December 10, 2021

Tampa, Washburn to meet in the 2021 championship match

NCAA.com The 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket.

While the scoreboard may read 3-1 in each of Friday's semifinals, these were two battles that took every last point to decide. In the end, Tampa will play Washburn for the national title on its home turf — the championship match will be played on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. ET from the Bob Martinez Athletic Center in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa last won a national championship in 2018 and will be playing for its fourth national title. A victory would give the Spartans the second-most DII women's volleyball championships among active DII programs. Washburn is the complete opposite end of the spectrum, looking to add its first trophy to the program's lore.  

Let's take a quick look at Friday's semifinals action.

History made: Washburn advances to championship match on Saturday

No. 3 Washburn 3, No. 2 Western Washington 1| Final
It was a rematch 14 years in the making. Western Washington prevailed in that semifinals match, but Washburn flipped the script in 2021. Each set was seemingly better than the previous in this first. The Ichabods opened with a 25-23 victory in a a close first set to go up 1-0 on Western Washington and carried that momentum into Set 2. But Western Washington didn't go away. A Washburn service error and five-straight points from Tupu Lologo made it 24-21 and put a scare into Washburn before the 'Bods put it away for an early 2-0 lead.

That set up an incredible third set. Western Washington looked to have the set put away, but Washburn came storming back. Back and forth the two went through eleven ties and five leads changes, exchanging points until final the Vikings were able to lock up their first set of the semifinals, 29-27. However, Washburn's senior-laden roster wasn't going to see a fifth set. They dominated to a 25-11 clinching victory to advance to tomorrow's finals. 

2021 DII women's volleyball semifinal: Washburn vs. Western Washington full replay

Tampa in familiar territory: Advances to national championship

No. 1 Tampa 3, No. 5 Gannon 1 | Final
Gannon came out and silenced the hometown crowd to take an early lead in Set 1. But No. 1 Tampa clawed its way all the way back and an incredible dive by JJ Ramirez set up the game-winning point for the Spartans to take Set 1 25-21 and quickly improved to a 2-0 lead with a 25-20 second-set victory.

NCAA.com Tampa plays in the DII women's volleyball tournament.

Gannon battled and snuck past Tampa 25-23 to force a fourth set. The Golden Knights were playing aggressive and attacking the net, finding holes where they could and taking advantage of the Tampa miscues — the Spartans had 14 through three sets. Tampa cleaned up its game and dominated the final set, moving on behind a 25-19 score.
 

2021 DII women's volleyball semifinal: Gannon vs. Tampa full replay

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket. You can stream the championship game tomorrow live at 5 p.m. ET right here at NCAA.com and follow for updates and analysis from the championship game. 

8:45 pm, December 10, 2021

Western Washington, Washburn kick off semifinals action tonight

NCAA.com The 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket.

Just four teams remain and by the end of Friday, will know the last two teams competing for the 2021 DII women's volleyball national championship. No. 1 Tampa and No. 2 Western Washington are on a collision course for a rematch of the 2018 national championship match, one which Tampa defeated the Vikings 3-2. 

But first, Western Washington will need to fend off a tough Washburn team while Tampa faces a Gannon squad that is no strangers to the final eight of the DII women's volleyball championship.  

You can watch both matches right here at NCAA.com and we will be sure to bring you live updates and scores from the semifinals in Tampa, Florida. 

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket.

3:17 am, December 10, 2021

No. 1 Tampa leads last four teams into DII women's volleyball semifinals

Tampa Athletics tampa volleyball 2021 dii women's quarterfinals

The top seed in the DII women's volleyball quarterfinals got a scare on Thursday night.

No. 1 Tampa lost the first set to No. 8 Augusta 25-20 and looked to be in a major fight for a chance to reach the semifinals. But the Spartans hardly blinked, taking control of the match and rattling off wins in the next three sets -- 25-19, 25-21, and 25-20 -- to earn the victory.

You can watch the full replay of that match at the top of this page.

Tampa finalizes the semifinal field, joining Washburn, Western Washington, and Gannon. You can scroll down this post to check out full replays of each of their wins from today.

The semifinals are tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 10. Here is the schedule and the matchups (all times Eastern):

Fans will be able to watch both matches live on NCAA.com on Friday. The final will be Saturday, Dec. 11.

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket.

2021 DII women's volleyball quarterfinal: West Texas A&M vs. Washburn full replay
2021 DII women's volleyball quarterfinal: Daemen vs. Western Washington full replay
2021 DII women's volleyball quarterfinal: Gannon vs. Hillsdale full replay
12:05 am, December 10, 2021

Gannon advances to semis; Tampa vs. Augusta up next

NCAA.com The 2021 DII women's volleyball bracket.

What a win by Gannon. The Golden Knights came storming back after Hillsdale took the first set 25-20. Gannon won the next three in a row to advance. 

Fun fact: The last time Tampa won the national championship, both Western Washington and Washburn were in the semifinals. The Spartans beat the Ichabods in the semifinals and then the Vikings in the championship. Next up, the Spartans look to repeat that journey, but first a bout with Augusta stands in their way.

2021 DII women's volleyball quarterfinal: West Texas A&M vs. Washburn full replay
2021 DII women's volleyball quarterfinal: Daemen vs. Western Washington full replay
2021 DII women's volleyball quarterfinal: Gannon vs. Hillsdale full replay
9:21 pm, December 9, 2021

Washburn, Western Washington on to semis; two matches remain

Western Washington Western Washington on to the semis in the DII volleyball tournament.

The first two quarterfinal matchess are complete with Washburn and Western Washington moving on to the semifinals. Washburn jumped out early, but West Texas A&M made a match out of it, pushing it to a fourth set. The Vikings were dominant, in command from start to finish of their sweep of Daemen.

Who else will advance? Stay tuned, two more matches coming your way from Tampa, Florida this evening.

1:46 pm, December 9, 2021

DII women's volleyball: Quarterfinals schedule

By the end of Thursday, the semifinal matches for 2021 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship will be decided. The four quarterfinal matches will take place Thursday afternoon and evening:

You'll be able to watch livestreams of the four quarterfinal matches here on NCAA.com.

The eight teams in the quarterfinals were reseeded before Thursday's matches.

Click or tap here to view the interactive tournament bracket.

8:49 pm, December 5, 2021

Quarterfinal seeds and matchups set for DII women's volleyball championship

Western Washington Athletics western Washington volleyball dii 2021 championship quarterfinals

The eight remaining teams in the 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament have been re-seeded and paired up for their quarterfinal matches.

Tampa will be the top seed, and all four quarterfinal matches will be played on Thursday, Dec. 9. Fans will be able to stream all of them live on NCAA.com at the game links below. Here is the full schedule (all times Eastern):

Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's volleyball championship. For a printable version of the bracket, go here.

Winners will advance to the semifinals on Friday, Dec. 10, with the final set for Saturday, Dec. 11.

5:54 am, December 5, 2021

Saturday's DII volleyball tournament third round scores

Hillsdale College women's volleyball

It was a day of upsets in the DII women's volleyball tournament, with multiple No. 1 seeds falling in the third round.

Five top seeds were eliminated Saturday. No. 1 seed Wheeling got swept by No. 2 seed Gannon, and No. 1 seed MSU Denver failed to defend a 2-0 lead, falling to No. 7 seed West Texas A&M in five sets.

Saturday's scores:

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament bracket

3:35 pm, December 4, 2021

DII women's volleyball third round begins today

The DII women's volleyball third round gets underway this afternoon.

No. 1 Ferris State takes on No. 3 Hillsdale at 5 p.m. ET.

With eight games being played throughout the day there will be no shortage of action to follow.

All but two No. 1 seeds have advanced to the third round. No. 5 Cal State LA and No. 5 Washburn both managed to knock off a No. 1 seed in the second round of the tournament.

Here is the full slate of games for the third round:

*All games EST

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament bracket

1:37 pm, December 3, 2021

Friday's DII volleyball tournament second round scores

Concordia-St. Paul Athletics Concordia-St. Paul battles Nebraska-Kearney in Round 2 of the DII women's volleyball championship.

Sixty-four teams entered Thursday's action with DII women's volleyball national championship aspirations. The field was whittled in half, and 32 teams battle in the second round on Friday, Dec. 3.

Now we're down to 16.

There were no major upsets in the first round as all eight No. 1 seeds — including the defending national champion Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes — advanced. Concordia-St. Paul, sitting at an uncharacteristic No. 7 seed, upset No. 2 St. Cloud State while No. 7 West Texas A&M took down No. 2 Colorado School of Mines in a pair of surprising victories.

No. 6-seeded Nebraska-Kearney, the reigning national runners-up, had a tough match with No. 3 Northwest Missouri State, but came out the victors. That sets up a Friday showdown between UNK and Concordia-St. Paul, two of the more storied programs in DII women's volleyball history. UNK's run ended there in five sets.

Two No. 1 seeds fell on Friday, however: Central Missouri and Cal State San Bernardino.

Friday's scores:

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament bracket. And for a printable version of the bracket, go here. Be sure to scroll down for all the information on the DII women's volleyball championship you need including previous round's scores and the championship history. 

5:09 am, December 3, 2021

Final scores from DII women's volleyball first round

CSU LA Volleyball

The 2021 NCAA Division II women's volleyball championship began on Thursday, Dec. 2, with all 64 teams playing first round matches.

Every one and two seed won its opening round match. Just one three seed lost today as Tusculum was swept by No. 6 Augusta. Four five seeds were victorious in the first round, making it an even split in the 4/5 first-round matchups.

Here are the complete results from Thursday's action, listed by region:

Atlantic: Wheeling

Central: Central Missouri

East: American International

Midwest: Ferris State

South: West Florida

South Central: MSU Denver

Southeast: Anderson (South Carolina)

West: California State San Bernardino

Action continues with the second round tomorrow Dec. 3.  See the matchups below:

All times EST

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament bracket. And for a printable version of the bracket, go here.

1:17 pm, December 2, 2021

First round begins today

Michigan Tech volleyball plays at 12 p.m. Thursday.

The first round of the 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament begins today. 

Click or tap here to view the full bracket

Here is the entire schedule of games today listed by region, as well as score updates. All times are Eastern.

Atlantic: Wheeling

Central: Central Missouri

East: American International

Midwest: Ferris State

South: West Florida

South Central: MSU Denver

Southeast: Anderson (South Carolina)

West: California State San Bernardino

Second round action will begin Friday, Dec. 2, and the third round starts Saturday, Dec. 4. 

2:35 pm, December 1, 2021

2021 DII women's volleyball tournament set to start Thursday, Dec. 2

Cal State San Bernardino Athletics cal state san Bernardino volleyball dii ncaa tournament first round regionals

Thirty-two matches will tip off the 2021 NCAA DII women's volleyball tournament on Thursday, Dec. 2. All 64 teams will play their first-round match in a packed day on the court tomorrow from noon until midnight.

The field is split into eight regions, where teams will have to win three matches in a row from Thursday-Saturday in order to reach the quarterfinals. All regional matches will be played on campus sites of eight host schools.

Click or tap here to view the full 2021 DII women's volleyball tournament bracket. And for a printable version of the bracket, go here.

Here is the Thursday schedule, organized by region, with the host school listed in bold alongside the region (all times Eastern): 

Atlantic: Wheeling

Central: Central Missouri

East: American International

Midwest: Ferris State

South: West Florida

South Central: MSU Denver

Southeast: Anderson (South Carolina)

West: California State San Bernardino

The second round will be Friday, Dec. 2, and the third round will be Saturday, Dec. 4.