Harvard to Face George Mason in EIVA Playoffs

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard men's volleyball team, co-champion of the EIVA Hay Division, will visit George Mason for the first round of the league playoffs Wednesday night.

The eighth-seeded Crimson (11-7, 6-2 EIVA Hay Division), making its first playoff appearance since 2005, will visit the No. 5 seed Patriots (12-15, 5-7 EIVA Tait Division) at 7 p.m. at the Field House in Fairfax, Va. The winner will visit No. 5 seed Springfield Saturday for a date in the league semifinals April 30 at Penn State.

Harvard and Rutgers-Newark shared the 2009 Hay Division championship. The Scarlet Raiders open the playoffs against sixth-seeded Princeton.

2009 EIVA Playoff Seedings
No. 1: Penn State
No. 2: Juniata
No. 3: Saint Francis
No. 4: Springfield
No. 5: George Mason
No. 6: Princeton
No. 7: Rutgers-Newark
No. 8: Harvard

2009 EIVA Playoff Schedule
April 22, First Round, 7 p.m., Campus sites

No. 7 Rutgers-Newark at No. 6 Princeton
No. 8 Harvard at No. 5 George Mason

April 25, Quarterfinals 7 p.m., Campus sites

Winner of 7/6 at No. 3 Saint Francis
Winner of 8/5 at No. 4 Springfield

April 30, Semifinals 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Rec Hall, University Park, Pa.

Winner of 7/6/3 vs. No. 2 Juniata
Winner of 8/5/4 at No. 1 Penn State

May 2 Championship, 7 p.m., Rec Hall, University Park, Pa.

Winner of 7/6/3/2 vs. Winner of 8/5/4/1