The Ephs with their NESCAC championship plaque last week
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The Eph volleyball team has just defeated Springfield, 3-0, to advance to tomorrow’s 7 p.m. NCAA regional final against the winner of tonight’s contest between Tufts and Wellesley. The regional championship game will be webcast on Jumbocast.
If you follow volleyball, you may remember that Williams had an upset victory against #1-seeded Tufts to advance to their NESCAC championship game against Amherst last week. Williams will once again be playing at Tufts so, if you are in the Boston area, try to make it out to support the team. A loud fan section seems to make a big difference in volleyball.
Other Williams NCAA events this weekend: the Ephs host the men and the women in the New England Division III regional cross country meets on Sat. and on Sun. Williams hosts round 2 of the women’s soccer tournament.
Volleyball Update: In the regional finals, Williams will face Wellesley, the winners of a persistent, hard-fought 3-2 semifinal victory over Tufts. Small, but scrappy, Wellesley came into the tournament on an at-large bid, while Tufts had been a powerhouse and was playing on their home court. To get to the finals, the Wellesley team had to play 10 matches (two five-set games), while Williams played a total of six. Hard to know which will dominate on Wellesley’s part tomorrow: the exhaustion or the exhilaration. Tomorrow’s winners will play in the Elite 8 at Illinois Wesleyan. Go Ephs!