Dowling Selected to Host NCAA East Regional; Bridgeport Seeded Third

Dowling Selected to Host NCAA East Regional; Bridgeport Seeded Third

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will be participating in the 2009 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship and Dowling and Bridgeport were selected to compete in the East Regional.

Dowling earned the top spot with a 26-6 record and will host the eight team regional.  The Golden Lions will take on the No. 8 seed Georgian Court (26-9).  Bridgeport earned the No. 3 seed with a 31-6 record and will face the seventh-seeded Pace Setters.

Regional competition will be single-elimination, best three-of-five game matches and will not include a third-place match. The winners of each of the eight regionals will advance to the finals, December 3-5, on the campus of a participating institution. Competition at the finals site will be single-elimination, best three-of-five game matches.

East Region
Hosted by Dowling College, Oakdale, New York - November 19-21
No. 1 Dowling (26-6) vs. No. 8 Georgian Court (26-9)
No. 2 New Haven (24-5) vs. No. 7 Pace (17-11)
No. 3 Bridgeport (31-6) vs. No. 6 Massachusetts-Lowell (22-9)
No. 4 Adelphi (27-9) vs. No. 5 Bentley (17-12)

Complete bracket