Take 3: Mustangs Host HACC In Region XIX 1st Rd. Match Oct. 20th

Take 3: Mustangs Host HACC In Region XIX 1st Rd. Match Oct. 20th

BLUE BELL, Pa. - The Region XIX Volleyball Committee on Friday released the seeding for the 2015 Region XIX Division III Championship. And the fourth-seeded Mustangs will host EPAC foe Harrisburg Area Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 pm in a first-round matchup at the Central Campus in Blue Bell.

Montgomery, which earned the 4th seed with 12-6 overall mark and 10-3 record in Region XIX play, inched ahead of HACC in the seedings thanks in part to sweeping the two regular-season meetings -- a pair of thrilling, five-set matches. (Oct. 1 @HACC | Oct. 15 @MCCC).

"I am extremely proud of these girls for the effort they put forth day in and day out," said Head Coach Rita Rivera. "We look forward to a great first-round match with Coach (Tom) Frye and Harrisburg . Our teams seem very evenly matched and that will make for another great night of volleyball.

"We certainly hope players' families and friends will continue to support our team at home Tuesday evening and we invite fellow college students and staff to come out and cheer on your Mustangs."

Montgomery last won the Region XIX Championship in 2011.

In all, seven teams qualified for the 2015 Region XIX Volleyball Tournament.

Seeding:

1 - Northampton
2 - Ocean
3 - Bergen
4 - Montgomery
5 - Harrisburg
6 - Brookdale
7 - Bucks

Three-time defending champion Northampton earned the #1 seed, with a 22-6 overall record and a 12-0 mark in Region XIX competition and will receive a bye directly to the Region Final Four to be played on Oct. 24, at 11 am, at Northampton.

The other first-round matchups will feature Bucks at Ocean and Bergen hosting GSAC rival Brookdale.

Northampton will play the winner of the Montgomery/Harrisburg match, while the other semi-final at 1 pm will pit the winner of Ocean/Bucks vs. the winner of Bergen/Brookdale.

- By Bob Kent, Sports Information Director