Mercyhurst Earns No. 1 Seed for 2009 Men's Division II Eastern Championship
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association has released the seedings for the 2009 Division III Eastern Championship on September 12 at Gannon University with two-time defending champion Mercyhurst College earning the No. 1 seed.
The Lakers, who knocked off Gannon University 10-5 to win the 2008 title, are followed by Gannon, Queens College and Salem International University in the seedings as the CWPA's four Division II programs will meet to see which team is supreme in 2009.
In the history of the champinoship, all four teams have qualified for the title game with Queens (2003) and Salem (2004) joining Mercyhurst (2007, 2008) as the programs to win titles. Overall, Queens knocked off Slippery Rock University, while Salem defeated Mercyhurst before the Lakers stopped Gannon the past two years in the title tilt.
The one-day championship will open at 9:00 a.m. on September 12 when Mercyhurst clashes with Salem International. Following a 10:15 a.m. contest between Gannon and Queens, the defeated from the two games will meet for third place at 2:00 p.m. before the victors meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Division II Eastern title game.
On Sunday, September 13, Penn State-Behrend, a Division III member of the CWPA, will host Queens and Salem in non-conference games. These games are not part of the Division II Eastern Championship and have no bearing on the outcome of the tournament.
|Gannon University, Erie, Pa.|
|Saturday, September 12, 2009|
|9:00||1st Seed - Mercyhurst College||vs||4th Seed - Salem International
University|| ||Game 1|
|10:15||2nd Seed - Gannon University||vs||3rd Seed - Queens College|| ||Game 2|
|2:00||Loser Game 2||vs||Loser Game 1|| ||Third Place|
|3:30||Winner Game 1||vs||Winner Game 2|| ||First Place|
University-Behrend, Erie, Pa.|
|Sunday, September 13, 2009|
|10:00||Penn State Behrend||vs||Queens College|| |
|1:30||Penn State Behrend||vs||Salem International University|
Teams listed first wear dark caps and are home on the scoreboard. Host team always wears dark caps and is listed first on the scoreboard regardless of seed.
Italicized games are not part of the Division II Eastern Championship