Indianapolis, Ind.-The University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team, under the direction of second-year head coach Leo Uzcategui, will open play in the 2010 NCAA Division II Championship East Regional hosted by Dowling College in Oakdale, NY, on Thursday, November 18, when the number three seed Purple Knights face the number six seed, American International College Yellow Jackets at 12 noon.. This year's marks the third consecutive NCAA appearance for UB. Last season, the Purple Knights defeated UMass Lowell and New Haven before falling in the regional final to Dowling. In 2008, Bridgeport, making the program's first-ever NCAA trip, defeated Bentley University in its regional opener before falling to Dowling College in the regional semifinals.
Joining UB and American International in the 2010 NCAA Division II Championship East Regional are: number one seed, Dowling College, number two seed University of New Haven, number four seed Adelphi University, number five seed C.W. Post University, number seven seed, Pace University and number eight seed, Caldwell College.
UB enters this year's NCAA Championship with an overall record of 23-4. AIC is 20-12. During the regular season, Bridgeport dropped a straight sets match at American International on October 15th. .
Here is the complete schedule for the 2010 NCAA Division II Championship East Regional hosted by Dowling College in Oakdale, NY:
Thursday, November 18
Match No. 1 No. 3 seed (Bridgeport) vs. No. 6 seed (American International-12 noon
Match No. 2 No. 7 seed (Pace) vs. No. 2 seed (New Haven)-2:30 p.m.
Match No. 3 No. 1 seed (Dowling) vs. No. 8 seed (Caldwell)-5:00 p.m.
Match No. 4 No. 5 seed (C.W. Post) vs. No. 4 seed (Adelphi)-7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 19
Match No. 1 Winner of match No. 1 vs. Winner of match No. 2-5:00 p.m.
Match No. 2 Winner of match No. 3 vs. Winner of match No. 4-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 20
Regional Championship Match-5:00 p.m.