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Lady Lions Will Travel to Ithaca for Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

Lady Lions Will Travel to Ithaca for Opening Round of NCAA Tournament


5/5/2014 — INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - After earning its automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament on Sunday with an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship win, the Penn State Altoona softball team will be sent to compete in the Ithaca (NY) Region of the postseason bracket beginning this Friday, May 9.

On Monday, the NCAA Division III Softball Committee announced the 62 teams that will compete in the Division III Softball Championship. The tournament will use a new format this year that includes a super regional round of competition. The regional rounds will be held May 9-11.

The Ithaca Region will be hosted by Ithaca College at the school's Kostrinsky Field. In addition to Ithaca and Penn State Altoona, SUNY Oneonta and Rowan University round out the regional double-elimination bracket.

Penn State Altoona will face Ithaca in the Lady Lions' opening game of the tournament on Friday at 3:30 PM. The team will continue play on Saturday, with the matchup and game time depending on results from the previous day.

The Lady Lions' NCAA Tournament berth this season is the second in program history after the team made its NCAA postseason debut last May in the Salem (VA) Region.

TAGS: women's softball