Central Islip, N.Y. - The Dowling College Golden Lions captured their fifth consecutive ECC regular season title and earned the top seed in the ECC Volleyball Tournament after a finishing with an 11-1 mark in conference play.
Dowling will serve as the host site for all Tournament games which will begin on Friday, November 13. The Golden Lions will face the fourth-seeded NYIT Bears at 5:00 p.m. The University of Bridgeport claimed the No. 2 seed in the tournament and take on the third-seeded C.W. Post Pioneers at 7:30 p.m. In between the two semifinal matches the ECC announce the total funds raising during Dig Pink week and present a check to the Side-Out Foundation.
The Finals will be held on Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
2009 East Coast Conference Volleyball Championships
at Golden Lions Gymnasium - Oakdale, N.Y.
Semifinals - Friday, November 13
5 p.m. - No. 4 NYIT (13-18, 7-5 ECC) vs. No. 1 Dowling (25-5, 11-1 ECC)
7:30 p.m. * - No. 3 C.W. Post (14-13, 8-4 ECC) vs. No. 2 Bridgeport (29-6, 10-2 ECC)
* Second semifinal will start at 7:30 p.m. or 60 minutes after the first semifinal concludes - whichever is later.
Finals - Saturday, November 14
7 p.m. - Semifinal winners