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Wayne Cavadi | NCAA.com | October 22, 2019

Here are the toughest matches left for the undefeated DII women’s volleyball teams

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No. 2 Western Washington and No. 22 Wingate both dropped their first matches of the season, losing in four sets to Carson-Newman and Alaska Anchorage, respectively, on Saturday. That leaves two teams left in their quest to complete the first perfect season since Concordia-St. Paul ran the table in 2009, going a remarkable 37-0.

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Here's a quick look at who is still perfect, and the toughest matches remaining. 

No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino

Record: 17-0

Signature wins: Minnesota Duluth, 3-1; Tarleton State, 3-0; Cal State L.A., 3-1, UC San Diego, 3-0

What's left: The Coyotes are one of two ranked teams in the CCAA as Cal State L.A. jumped back in at No. 24 in Week 6. After sweeping the Tritons in straight-sets on Oct. 12, the Golden Eagles are the Coyotes stiffest competition with a rematch coming on Nov. 1. 

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No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney

Record: 21-0

Signature wins: Rockhurst, 3-1; Washburn, 3-0; Central Oklahoma, 3-0; Central Missouri, 3-2, Northwest Missouri State, 3-1; Washburn, 3-0

What’s left: The Lopers now have two huge wins against Washburn in straight sets. There are ranked teams all over the conference. The Lopers opened a tough weekend on Oct. 4 with a win against No. 14 Central Missouri and closed it with a 3-1 over No. 10 Northwest Missouri State on Oct. 5. 

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(Signature wins: We considered signature wins as those against teams that have appeared in or received votes in the AVCA poll through games on Oct. 14  as well as in-conference matches against any current top three teams.)

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