Volleyball Opens Up NCAA Regional Play Today at 3 p.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Volleyball's hunt for their third NCAA Regional crown begins this afternoon as they take on the Blue of Wellesley College at 3 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Regional Tournament hosted by Williams College.  The Beacons, who are the reigning regional champions, are looking to move one step closer to making a second-straight appearance in the National Championship Tournament.

Friday's match will mark the first-ever meeting between the Beacons and the Blue in NCAA Tournament play.  The two teams did meet earlier this season with Wellesley earning a 3-0 decision over UMass.  Since that meeting the Beacons went on a run to end the regular season ranked in the top-15 in New England.  Overall the Beacons have competed in the NCAA Regional tournament a five times and have hoisted the hardware twice in 2010 and 2012. 

A webcast will be available for the entire tournament and can be accessed by going to http://nsnsports.net/colleges/williams-college/.