May 8, 2024 - News

San Diego Mojo headed to the playoffs in inaugural season

A volleyball player dives for a ball on the court.

The San Diego Mojo beat the Columbus Fury in four sets at home. Photo: San Diego Mojo

The San Diego Mojo secured a spot in the Pro Volleyball Federation playoffs Tuesday with a win over the Columbus Fury at Viejas Arena.

Why it matters: The Mojo is among four teams competing for the first-ever title in the nation's top professional volleyball league, which comes with a $1 million bonus to be split among the players.

State of play: The new professional volleyball team started the season 1-5 but has won 10 of its last 16 matches.

  • Currently in third place in the league, the Mojo need to win one of their final two regular-season matches to keep the No. 3 seed for the playoffs.
  • The team plays in Orlando on Thursday and Columbus on Saturday.

The big picture: San Diego is part of the growing investment in women's sports that are seeing league expansions, booming attendance and viewership, and more media coverage.

What's next: The inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation Championship semifinal matches are May 15, with the final on May 18. All games will be at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

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