NORFOLK, Va., (Nov. 13)—The FAMU Women’s Volleyball Team will open the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships on Friday as the Number Two Seed from the Southern Division.
Maryland Eastern Shore and Bethune-Cookman earned the top seeds in the Northern and Southern Divisions, while FAMU and Howard University will be the Number two seeds from the Southern and Northern divisions..
@ In the Northern Division, Maryland Eastern Shore went a perfect 12-0 in MEAC play this season and head into the tournament with a 26-7 overall record, having won five straight matches. Howard, the preseason favorite in the Northern Division, claimed the division’s No. 2 seed after going 9-3 in league play.
Hampton and Morgan State both went 7-5 in conference play, though the Lady Bears won the tiebreaker by virtue of this past weekend’s win over Howard, giving them the North’s No. 3 seed and Hampton the No. 4.
@ In the Southern Division, Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M both went 9-1, with each team losing to the other.
But the Wildcats claimed the top seed by virtue of the tiebreaker, which came down to the number of total sets lost in head-to-head competition. Florida A&M, the preseason favorite in the Southern Division and having won six straight matches, claimed the No. 2 seed.
North Carolina A&T State claimed the No. 3 seed with a 6-4 conference record, while North Carolina Central’s 4-6 mark in MEAC play earned the Lady Eagles the division’s No. 4 seed.
The 2017 MEAC Volleyball Championships will be held Friday through Sunday in the W.P. Hytche Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md.
Competition begins on Friday at 10 a.m. with the first quarterfinal match, featuring Southern #2 Seed FAMU against North #3 Seed Morgan State.
Saturday’s semifinals will start at 12 p.m., and Sunday’s championship finale will be at 12 p.m. and broadcast live on ESPNU and ESPN3.
2017 MEAC Volleyball Championship Schedule
Friday, November 17 – Quarterfinal Round
10:00 A.M. – S2 FLORIDA A&M vs. N3 MORGAN STATE
01:00 P.M – N1 UMES vs. S4 N.C. CENTRAL
04:00 P.M. – S1 BETHUNE-COOKMAN vs. N4 HAMPTON
07:00 P.M. – N2 HOWARD vs. S3 NORTH CAROLINA A&T
Saturday, November 18 – Semifinal Round
12 NOON – FAMU-Morgan Winner vs. UMES-NCCU Winner
03:30 P.M. – B-CU-Hampton Winner vs. Howard-NCA&T Winner
Sunday, November 19 – Championship Match
12 NOON – Saturday’s Winners
Admission for the tournament is $8 each day and $20 for all three days.
For complete information on the 2017 MEA C Volleyball Championships, visit Championship Central at www.MEACsports.com.