Morrisville State women’s volleyball earns bid to NEAC Championship Tournament

Morrisville State women’s volleyball earns bid to NEAC Championship Tournament

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's volleyball team wrapped up the regular season Wednesday night with a 20-9 overall record, and will be making the program's first appearance in the post-season next weekend.

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its Championship Tournament lineup, selecting the Mustangs as the third seed in the seven team field as they finished their conference slate with a program best 11-2 record.

Morrisville State will meet sixth seed Lancaster Bible in the opening round of championship play on Friday, November 4 at host SUNY Poly in a 5 p.m. match. The Mustangs played a tight match with the Chargers in early October, rallying from a 2-0 set deficit to capture the 3-2 match win.

The winner of the match will face the winner of second seed and defending champion Gallaudet University (11-2) and seventh seed Penn St. Abington (8-5) on Saturday in the semifinal round scheduled at 2:30 p.m.

SUNY Poly claimed the overall top seed with a 12-1 record, with their only conference loss coming at the hands of the Mustangs in a 3-2 decision on October 18. The Wildcats will face the winner of fourth seed Penn St. Berks (10-3) and fifth seeded Wells College (9-4) on Saturday at 12 p.m. in the first semifinal.

Winners of each semifinal round will advance to the championship contest scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, vying for the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

Additional tournament information will be announced once made available by SUNY Poly and the conference office.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.

 

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