The Minnesota State University Moorhead volleyball team faces a pair of pivotal matches to conclude the regular season this week. MSUM hosts No. 8-ranked Southwest Minnesota State on Friday night (7 p.m. first serve) and then wraps up the regular season against the University of Sioux Falls at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

MSUM enters the week 15-11 overall and 8-10 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Dragons are tied for eighth in the league with Minnesota State Mankato and Minnesota Crookston. The top eight teams in the league qualify for the conference tournament. Those three teams trail seventh-place Sioux Falls by just one game and lead Minot State, Winona State and St. Cloud State by just one game, meaning this weekend will decide the final spots in the NSIC tournament.