After winning the Arrowhead Conference championship for the second year in a row, the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team now turns its eyes to a bigger prize.
The Chargers (25-14) earned the No. 6 seed in this week’s Region 4 Division II District B tournament and will host a quarterfinal match against 11th-seeded Highland at 6 p.m. Wednesday in John Lewis Gym. The contest will be streamed on the Carl Sandburg College YouTube channel.
Sandburg swept both meetings with the Cougars (15-19) during the regular season. The Chargers won 25-9, 25-23, 25-19 at home Aug. 29 and 25-15, 27-25, 25-16 on Sept. 28 in Freeport.
Wednesday’s winner advances to the semifinals at 6 p.m. Saturday at Madison against the winner of No. 3 Rock Valley and No. 14 South Suburban. The championship match is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, also at Madison. Sandburg has reached the title match in seven consecutive seasons.
The champion qualifies for the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship, which takes place Nov. 15-18 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Chargers are looking to reach nationals for the fourth time in school history (2017, 2018, spring 2021).
REGION 4 DIVISION II DISTRICT B VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Quarterfinals 6 p.m. Nov. 1 Game 1: No. 15 Bryant & Stratton at No. 2 Madison Game 2: No 10 Lake County at No. 7 Milwaukee Tech Game 3: No. 11 Highland at No. 6 Sandburg Game 4: No. 14 South Suburban at No. 3 Rock Valley Semifinals Nov. 4 at Madison Game 5: Winner 1 vs. winner 2, 4 p.m. Game 6: Winner 3 vs. winner 4, 6 p.m. Championship 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Madison