LIBERTY, Mo. -- There was a silver lining in the Quincy University's 23-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-7, 15-12 loss to William Jewell on Saturday afternoon.
The Hawks qualified for their first Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament since 2011.
QU earns the No. 4 seed from the West Division and will play Lewis, the top seed from the East Division, at the East Side Centre in East Peoria on Friday.
Emily Lindemulder led QU (16-14, 10-8 GLVC) with 14 kills, while Kayla Hamilton had 12. Jessia Licurgo had 10 kills for the Hawks.
Miranda Rodriguez dished out 31 assists for the Hawks.
Paige Cunningham had 21 kills for William Jewell (12-20, 5-13).