Improbably probable for Bronco volleyball

A Hastings College fan holds up a sign referencing the two leads Dordt has lost in two of its last three matches against the Broncos on Nov. 11, 2017 at Lynn Farrell Arena in Hastings, Neb. (KHGI)

HASTINGS --- An astonishing ability to rally is turning into modus operandi for Hastings College volleyball.

The Broncos were able to turn around from a 19–9 hole in the fourth set and win the match over Dordt for the third unthinkable comeback in three matches against the Defenders.

Hastings propelling itself into the NAIA tournament with more momentum than imaginable at this point and a No. 3 ranking in the final coaches poll of the regular season. All of it good as the Broncos hop in the saddle with a chance to go back–to–back.

"It helps our seeding in the tournament," said head coach Matt Buttermore. "We'll be the top seed out of our conference when they do the ratings. Hopefully it will keep us up in one of the top three or four or five seeds. So all of that, and yeah, it's good to win this one, we could end up playing Dordt again in the tournament, so it's a good momentum builder into that."

Hastings College is one of five GPAC programs moving into the national tournament, most of any conference in the NAIA and all of them are guaranteed a spot in Sioux City, Iowa.

There's a dozen first round matches this weekend to decide who joins the others at the Tyson Events Center, Nov. 28–Dec. 2.

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