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Women's Volleyball Earns Berth into ECAC Division III Championship Tournament

Women's Volleyball Earns Berth into ECAC Division III Championship Tournament



11/7/2016 — DANBURY, Conn. - Despite losing Sunday's Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship match, the Penn State Altoona women's volleyball season is not over, as the team has earned a bid into the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Division III Championship Tournament.

The ECAC Division III postseason is structured differently than in years past. Beginning with this year's tournament, the championship field will be broken out into four regions for first round play beginning on Wednesday, November 9. The winners of each match will move on to the quarterfinals, which will take place on Saturday, November 12 at the highest remaining seed. The semifinals and championship will be hosted at the highest remaining seed on Sunday, November 13.

Penn State Altoona (13-13, 8-1 AMCC) has been granted the number four seed out of four teams in Region 1, and the Lady Lions will travel to Arlington, Va. to play Marymount University (23-8, 7-2 CAC), the top seed in Region 1, this Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m.

The winner of Wednesday's match will play the winner of the other Region 1 match, between #2 Lebanon Valley College and #3 Rutgers University-Camden, in the ECAC Division III Quarterfinals on November 12 at 11:00 a.m.

The Lady Lions' berth into this tournament marks the fifth time in program history that the team has been granted a bid into an ECAC postseason tournament.

Region 1 First Round - Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Marymount University
No. 1 Marymount (23-8) vs. No. 4 PSU-Altoona (13-13) at Marymount 4:00 p.m.
No. 2 Lebanon Valley (21-10) vs. No. 3 Rutgers-Camden (16-15) at Marymount 7:00 p.m.

Quarterfinals - Saturday, Nov. 12 at TBD
Quarterfinal #1: 11:00 a.m.
Quarterfinal #2: 2:00 p.m.
Quarterfinal #3: 4:00 p.m.
Quarterfinal #4: 6:00 p.m.

Semifinals - Sunday, Nov. 13 at TBD
Semifinal #1: 11:00 a.m.
Semifinal #2: 2:00 p.m.

Championship - Sunday, Nov. 13 at TBD
Winner Semifinal #1 vs. Winner Semifinal #2 - 5:00 p.m.

Game times subject to change.

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