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Dayton Flyers beat VCU in A-10 final for second straight year

Dayton celebrates a point against Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Frericks Center in Dayton. Photo by Erik Schelkun
Dayton celebrates a point against Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Frericks Center in Dayton. Photo by Erik Schelkun

Jamie Peterson named most outstanding player

The Dayton Flyers claimed their second straight Atlantic 10 Conference volleyball tournament championship Sunday, beating No. 1 seed Virginia Commonwealth 3-1 in Kingston, R.I.

One week after a 3-2 loss to VCU at the Frericks Center, Dayton won 22-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19. The victory gives the Flyers (22-8) their 14th NCAA tournament berth. It's their 13th tournament championship and fifth in six years. Dayton beat VCU 3-2 last season in the final.

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Jamie Peterson had 13 kills and 12 digs and was named most outstanding player of the tournament. She was named the A-10 Player of the Year last week. Maura Collins and Sierra Pla also made the all-tournament team.

Dayton, the No. 2 seed, advanced to the final by beating No. 3 seed Saint Louis on Saturday.

The NCAA bracket will be unveiled at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 on ESPNU.