The Gustavus volleyball team will host the Minnesota-Iowa Border Battle Tournament Friday and Saturday October 7-8. The Battle consists of two tournaments between eight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) teams and eight Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) teams. The teams from each conference that finished the 2004 season placed 1-4 will be playing at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, while those that placed 5-8 will be playing at Gustavus. The Gusties finished the 2004 season placed 5th in the MIAC, earning the right to host the tournament.
The Gusties will face Luther College on Friday at 2:00pm and Simpson College at 6:00pm. Saturday the Gusties will take on the University of Dubuque at 9:00am and Loras College at 1:00pm. Also competing at Gustavus from the MIAC will be St. Mary’s University, Macalester College, and St. Olaf College.
The first Border Battle consisted of one eight-team tournament hosted by Macalester in 2004. Minnesota came out ahead as the four MIAC teams compiled twelve wins and the four IIAC teams finished with four wins.
Complete Tournament Schedule
Friday, October 7
Court 1 Court 2
2:00pm Gustavus vs. Luther St. Mary’s vs. Simpson
4:00pm St. Olaf vs. Loras Macalester vs. Dubuque
6:00pm Gustavus vs. Simpson St. Mary’s vs. Luther
8:00pm Macalester vs. Loras St. Olaf vs. Dubuque
Saturday, October 8
Court 1 Court 2
9:00am Gustavus vs. Dubuque St. Mary’s vs. Loras
11:00am St. Olaf vs. Luther Macalester vs. Simpson
1:00pm Gustavus vs. Loras St. Mary’s vs. Dubuque
3:00pm Macalester vs. Luther St. Olaf vs. Simpson