Juniata women's basketball earns ECAC South Region tourney berth; will face DelVal in quarterfinals
(Posted March 1, 2010)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College women's basketball team will have a chance to repeat its post-season magic of a year ago after earning a berth in the 2010 ECAC Division III South Region Tournament.
The field for the eight-team ECAC South tourney was unveiled on Monday afternoon, with Juniata (15-11, 9-5 Landmark) slotted as the no. 8 seed.
The Eagles will open their ECAC South title defense by traveling to Doylestown, Pa., on Wednesday, March 3, to take on no. 1 seed Delaware Valley College (17-9, 9-5 Freedom) in the quarterfinal round. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the James Work Gymnasium.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
The rest of the ECAC South Region field has no. 2 Saint Vincent College (20-5) hosting no. 7 University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (17-9), no. 3 Wesley College (17-10) hosting no. 6 Alvernia University (16-9) and no. 4 Widener University (15-11) hosting no. 5 Gywnedd-Mercy College (17-9).
Juniata will be making its third straight post-season appearance, after winning the 2009 ECAC South Region Tournament and receiving a "Pool B" berth in the 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. The Eagles advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Landmark Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, where they dropped a 70-62 decision to no. 17 University of Scranton.
The Aggies will be making their eighth overall appearance in the ECAC Championships, but their first since 2002. Top-seeded Delaware Valley claimed the ECAC South title in 1989 and 2001.
The semifinals and finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7 at the highest remaining seed after Wednesday's quarterfinals.
ECAC Division III South Region Tournament
Wednesday, March 3
#8 Juniata (15-11) at #1 Delaware Valley (17-9)
#5 Gwynedd-Mercy (17-9) at #4 Widener (15-11)
#6 Alvernia (16-9) at #3 Wesley (17-10)
#7 Pitt-Greensburg (17-9) at #2 Saint Vincent (20-5)
Saturday, March 6
Semifinals, at site of highest semifinal seed
Sunday, March 7
Championship, at site of highest semifinal seed
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