The Central Connecticut volleyball team will enter the 2011 Northeast Conference Tournament as the #3 seed after finishing the regular season with an 11-5 record in conference play. The Blue Devils, 20-10 overall on the season, will play #2 seed and NEC Co-Regular Season Champion Sacred Heart (25-7, 14-2 NEC) in the semifinal round on Saturday. It is the ninth consecutive season the Blue Devils have reached the NEC Tournament.
The tournament will be hosted by the other co-champion, Long Island. All of the tournament games will be played on the LIU campus at the Fitness and Wellness Center. Game times are still being determined, but the Central-Sacred Heart game will follow the #1 Blackbirds game against #4 Robert Morris.
Both semifinal matches will be played on November 19, with the championship game to be played the following day. The tournament is single elimination. Both rounds will be streamed live free of charge on NortheastConference.tv.
Please check CCSUBlueDevils.com later this week for updated information on game times for the NEC Tournament.
Directions to Long Island University:
For GPS Directions:
161 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Municipal parking is available on Flatbush Avenue Extension, directly across from the campus. There is also a parking garage on Hudson Place between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street.
From Manhattan – via Manhattan Bridge: Proceed along Flatbush Avenue Extension, turn left on Myrtle Avenue and then right on Ashland Place. Proceed two blocks to DeKalb Avenue and turn right. The Campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues.
– via Brooklyn Bridge: Proceed along Adams Street and make left turn onto Tillary Street, keeping right. After crossing Flatbush Avenue Extension bear right onto Navy Street, which becomes Ashland Place; proceed two blocks and turn right on DeKalb Avenue. The Campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.
From Queens/Long Island: Take the Long Island Expressway (495 West) to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (278 West) to Tillary Street exit. Keep right on Tillary Street. Follow Tillary Street to Flatbush Avenue and make a left, then a left on Myrtle Avenue and a right on Ashland Place. Proceed two blocks and turn right on DeKalb Avenue. The Campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues
From Brooklyn or Staten Island: Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (east) to Cadman Plaza West. Follow Cadman Plaza West to Tillary Street. Bear right on Tillary Street and keep right, crossing Flatbush Avenue Extension and bearing right onto Navy Street, which becomes Ashland Place. Proceed on DeKalb Avenue and turn right. The Campus is on your right at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenue.
From Northern New Jersey: Take New Jersey Turnpike south to Holland Tunnel. Proceed on Canal Street east to Manhattan Bridge. See directions from Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge above.
From Southern New Jersey: Take New Jersey Turnpike north to Exit 10 (Outerbridge Crossing) to 278 East Verrazano Bridge and follow to Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Follow directions from Brooklyn.
From New England/Westchester County: Take Merritt Parkway South or 95 South to the Hutchinson Parkway South and over the Whitestone Bridge. Take 678 South (Van Wyck Expressway) to 495 West (Long Island Expressway). Follow directions from Queens.
BY SUBWAY (For subway information, visit www.mta.info)
The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University is served by all major subway lines:
• 4 or 5 train (Lexington Ave. Line) or the 2 or 3 trains (Seventh Ave. Line) to Nevins Street Station
• B and Q train (express) or M and R trains (local) to DeKalb Avenue Station
• A, C, or G trains (Eighth Ave. Line) to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street Station
BY TRAIN (For Long Island Railroad Information, visit www.mta.info/lirr/)
The Flatbush Avenue terminal of the Long Island Rail Road is four blocks from campus.