NE-10 Volleyball Regular Season Ends in Three-Way Tie, New Haven Awarded Top Seed

NE-10 Volleyball Regular Season Ends in Three-Way Tie, New Haven Awarded Top Seed



November 8, 2014

MANSFIELD, Mass. - Bentley University, The University of New Haven, and Stonehill College each ended the Northeast-10 Conference portion of their schedule with identical 11-3 marks, but by virtue of the league's tie-breaking procedure, the Chargers will be the top seed in the upcoming conference championship which begins Tuesday.

For full details on the upcoming Northeast-10 Championship, please see below.

This is the first time in the history of the NE-10 that the regular season champion has more than one conference loss.  Additionally, since 1996, the conference's regular season champions have had a total of 2 losses in league play, and none since calendar changed to the new millenium (2000).

Northeast-10 Championship Volleyball Seeds

1. New Haven (11-3)
2. Stonehill (11-3)
3. Bentley (11-3)
4. Adelphi (10-4)
5. Saint Rose (10-4)
6. Merrimack (9-5)
7. Southern New Hampshire (9-5)
8. Franklin Pierce (8-6)

Northeast-10 Championship Volleyball Schedule ­

Tuesday, November 11 - Quarterfinals
Match 1: #8 Franklin Pierce at #1 New Haven, 7:00 pm
Match 2: #5 Saint Rose at #4 Adelphi, 7:00 pm
Match 3: #7 Southern New Hampshire at #2 Stonehill, 7:00 pm
Match 4: #6 Merrimack at #3 Bentley, 7:00 pm

Friday, November 14 - Semifinals
Game times of 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM (host institution may select their game time)
Match 5: Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 2
Match 6: Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 4

Saturday, November 15 - Finals
Match 7: Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner ­ 5:00 p.m.

*Semifinals/Final – at highest seed remaining following Tuesday's Quarterfinal Round (final four at same location)

Additional reporting provided by Bentley University 

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes.

Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.

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