NCAA Tournament Brackets Announced; Bulldogs Headed to Penn State

Nov. 30, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After securing an NCAA Tournament berth by winning the third Ivy League Championship in program history on Nov. 15, the Yale volleyball team finally learned its postseason destination on Sunday night. The NCAA announced that Yale will meet Ohio University, tournament champions the Mid-American Conference, in round one action on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Penn State University. The host Nittany Lions, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, will challenge Long Island University on Friday evening. The winners of each match will meet in round two on Saturday at 4 p.m.

"It's exciting to be a part of the NCAA Tournament," said Yale Head Coach Erin Appleman. "This weekend will be both a great opportunity and a great challenge for our team."

Yale and Ohio have met only once before, a 3-0 victory for the then-No. 17 ranked Bobcats at the 2006 Holiday Inn Express Invitational hosted by Stony Brook University.

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report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity