Korean league tries a new postseason format

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Osan spikers Maddie Taylor and Maja Inthavixay go through blocking drills with Cougars assistant coach and base team player Josh Aguirre during practice Wednesday. Osan hosts the KAIAC Plate tournament Friday and Saturday.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Osan spikers Maddie Taylor and Maja Inthavixay go through blocking drills with Cougars assistant coach and base team player Josh Aguirre during practice Wednesday. Osan hosts the KAIAC Plate tournament Friday and Saturday. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Korean league tries a new postseason format

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 26, 2018

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Things were becoming too predictable in Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Council tournaments.

Teams in their respective divisions were already facing the same teams twice during the regular season, so outcomes of tournament matches were often not surprising, according to many coaches.

So the league is trying a format in which teams with winning records regardless of division face each other in KAIAC Cup volleyball tournaments, and teams with sub-.500 records take on each other in KAIAC Plate tournaments.

“It was becoming a foregone conclusion how everything was going to go” in the KAIAC Blue, Red and White Division tournaments, KAIAC president Linda Concepcion said.

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