BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) has officially announced its 2015 EIVA Championship Tournament bracket on Sunday evening. Regular season matches concluded Saturday night and the four-team field has been decided.
Pennsylvania State University has claimed the top seed in the tournament and will serve as the hosts with a perfect 12-0 league record. The seventh-ranked Nittany Lions finished with an 18-9 overall record and have won their last 14 matches in a row.
The second seed is Harvard University who finished with a 7-5 EIVA record and 13-11 overall. The Crimson have won their last two matches which included a 3-1 victory over George Mason University, the third seed in the upcoming tournament. Both the Patriots and Harvard finished with identical records in EIVA play but the Crimson claim the tiebreaker as they won both head-to-head matches this season. George Mason is 14-12 overall this season and has victories in its last three matches.
The fourth and final seed goes to Princeton University after the Tigers went 6-6 in EIVA action this season. Princeton is 11-12 this year and lost their last match against the Patriots on Friday evening.
Below are the matchups for this year's EIVA Championship Tournament:
EIVA Semi-Finals (Wednesday, April 29):
#3 George Mason vs. #2 Harvard – 5 p.m.
#4 Princeton vs. #1 Penn State – 7:30 p.m.
EIVA Championship Match (Friday, May 1st):
#3/#2 Winner vs. #4/#1 Winner – 7 p.m.