DIVISION II (All times ET)

Oct. 14 -- 9 a.m.: No. 2 Tampa Spartans vs. Valdosta State Blazers


Oct. 14 -- 8 p.m.: No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears vs. No. 20 Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks


Oct. 15 -- 4 p.m.: No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears vs. No. 9 Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs


Oct. 15 -- 5 p.m.: No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs vs. Winona State Warriors


Ashley Murtha
Concordia-St. Paul
Outside Hitter

Key Notes: Murtha had career highs in kills and digs on Tuesday night as Concordia (19-0, 10-0 NSIC) swept Bemidji State (4-14, 1-9 NSIC). Murtha led the way with 15 kills and nine digs. Murtha also tied her career high in blocks with two. Incidentally, Murtha's brother Lydon plays for the Miami Dolphins.

Other Players to Watch this Weekend:  Concordia-St. Paul’s Amanda Konetchy (Sophomore, Setter), Tampa’s Eva Dupay (Senior, Outside Hitter), Cal State-San Bernardino's Samantha Middleborn (Senior, Middle Blocker), Washburn's Breanne Lewis (Senior, Right Side Hitter), Minnesota-Duluth's Kate Lange (Sophomore, Outside Hitter).


• No. 9 Southwest Minnesota State returns home after playing its last five matches on the road. The Mustangs will welcome St. Cloud State on Friday. SMSU will get its second chance at undefeated and No. 1-ranked Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday.

• The nation's top four teams -- Concordia-St. Paul, Tampa, Cal State-San Bernardino and Minnesota-Duluth -- are still unbeaten. If the top-ranked Golden Bears are to stay that way, they'll have to beat two top-20 teams this weekend.