CMU volleyball secures spot in NIVC tournament

Freshman outside hitter Natalia Rejment goes for a spike Monday, Nov. 21, in Worthen Arena, on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Central Michigan volleyball's season isn't over yet, as it earned an invite to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Tournament. 

The Chippewas (20-11) will face off against Xavier (19-11) in the first round on Thursday at 5 p.m. The match will take place at Ohio University's Convocation Center. 

After finishing 12-6 in conference play, CMU appeared in the Mid-American Conference tournament, where it was eliminated in the semi-finals. 

The Xavier Musketeers finished third in the Big East Conference, earning an appearance in their conference tournament where they lost in the semi-finals. 

The Chippewas are not the only MAC team to make it into the tournament, as Toledo, Ohio University and Buffalo all secured a spot. 

The NIVC is single-elimination and made up of 32 teams. The tournament will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 13.