Northern Division Championship Seedings Released; Harvard Claims No. 5 Seed Thanks to St. Francis Victory
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The 2010 Northern Division Championship will be contested this weekend at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the eight competing teams now know their opponents. Due to a 19-9 victory by St. Francis College over Queens College last evening in the final regular season division game of the year, Harvard University clinches the No. 5 seed, while Queens claims the No. 6 seed.
Last night's St. Francis-Queens game forced a three-way tie at 2-5 among Harvard, Queens and Iona College in the division standings. Entering the night, St. Francis College, Brown Unviersity, MIT and Fordham University had locked up the No. 1-5 seeds, respectively, while Connecticut College was guaranteed the No. 8 seed.
As Iona beat Harvard (11-10 OT SD W), Queens beat Iona (15-14 OT SD W) and Harvard beat Queens (15-11 W), the tie for seeding was broken by goal differential between the three. In this event, Harvard (+5) clinched the No. 5 seed. Following the Crimson's seeding, the tie-breaking procedures revert back to head-to-head competition with Queens taking the No. 6 seed and Iona claiming the No. 7 seed due to the Knights 15-14 OT victory against the Gaels.
First round action on Saturday, November 6 will pit St. Francis vs. Connecticut (9:00 a.m.), Fordham vs. Harvard (10:30 a.m.), Brown vs. Iona (noon) and MIT vs. Queens (1:30 p.m.) with the victors of each game guaranteed a berth to the 2010 National Collegiate Club Championship at Bucknell University on November 19-21.
Competition will continue with the championship and consolation semifinals on Saturday before the placement games on Sunday, November 7.
To provide access to the championship, MIT will stream all 12 games live from the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center via its partnership with B2Networks.com. In addition to an $8 per game viewing option, MIT is offering a $20 tournament pass which provides access to every game.
Fans can access the stream by
clicking here or by clicking on the Northern Division
Championship link on the division's schedule page.