Volleyball Championship Set for November 20 & 21 at Bridgeport

Volleyball Championship Set for November 20 & 21 at Bridgeport

Central Islip, N.Y. – For the sixth time in the past seven years, the East Coast Conference Volleyball Championship bracket includes Bridgeport, Dowling, LIU Post, and NYIT.

Hosting duties and home court advantage for the tournament goes to Bridgeport on the heels of their fourth straight Regular Season Championship. The Purple Knights, who finished with a 15-1 mark in league play, are attempting to win their fourth straight ECC Championship and fifth in seven years.

Bridgeport's semifinal opponent will be No. 4 seed, LIU Post, in a rematch of last year's championship game. The Pioneers posted a 10-6 record during ECC play to earn the last spot in the field. Bridgeport swept the season series between the two schools, winning 3-1 in both matches, to extend their win streak against the Pioneers to nine straight.  

The other semifinal has No. 3 seed NYIT taking on No. 2 seed Dowling. The Golden Lions, who are looking for their first ECC Championship since the 2011 season, earned the No. 2 seed for the second straight season after compiling a 13-3 mark during ECC play.

NYIT is back in the ECC Championship after a one year hiatus. The Bears finished as the No. 3 seed with a 12-4 conference record. Two of their four losses came against their semifinal opponent. Dowling knocked off the Bears by identical 3-0 margins on October 1 and 29.

The tournament will start on Friday, November 20 with the LIU Post vs. Bridgeport matchup at 6:00 p.m. NYIT vs. Dowling will follow at 8:30 p.m. The winners of the semifinal matchups will move on to the final on Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.

All games during the championship will be broadcast live on the ECC's YouTube page (www.youtube.com/eastcoastconference). To read Twitter updates throughout the tournament, follow us at @ECCsports.  Tournament recaps, highlights, interviews, and box scores will also be available on www.eccsports.org at the tournament specific web page which can be found by clicking here.

2015 ECC Volleyball Championship at the University of Bridgeport
Semifinals - Friday, November 20
No. 4 LIU Post vs. No. 1 Bridgeport - 6:00 P.M.
No. 3 NYIT vs. No. 2 Dowling - 8:30 P.M.

Final - Saturday, November 21
Winner Semifinal One vs. Winner Semifinal Two - 7:30 P.M.