After winning the regular-season and conference tournament titles, the Martin Methodist Volleyball team will travel to Milligan Saturday in the 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship Opening Round.


The RedHawks (26-8) qualified for their first-ever national tournament since the NAIA changed the formatting in 2008. The Buffaloes (24-11) qualified for their third national tournament and their second-straight appearance thanks to a runner-up finish in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


The RedHawks and Buffaloes have met once before, with the RedHawks winning 3-0 back in 2017 at the Lindsey Wilson Classic.


The winner of Saturday’s match will advance to the 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship presented by Delta Hotels, which begins in Sioux City, Iowa December 3rd through 7th.