May 4, 2014

NCAA D2 Women's Conference Tournament Clearinghouse

By Mark Macyk | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

New Haven stands third in the North Region rankings with the Northeast-10 Conference Tourney coming up. (Greg Wall)

Just because Division II doesn’t award automatic bids, doesn’t mean the conference tournaments don’t matter. Quite the contrary. The next two weeks will have a bearing on every single NCAA tournament spot, in both regions.

The South playoff race cannot be addressed until the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament concludes. The same goes for the Northeast-10 in the North. Even the smaller conferences, bear watching, as a team like Philadelphia University, from the CACC, will need to win its league to remain in the conversation.

With Selection Sunday less than two weeks away, here is a look at how the conference tournaments are shaking out, and what to watch for in each. This page will be updated as games ends, so be sure to check back.

Note: UPDATED Four teams from each region reach the NCAA tournament. As a frame of reference, here are the latest NCAA Regional Rankings, released April 29, which use the same selection criteria as the tournament committee:

North Region:

1. Adelphi
2. LIU Post
3. New Haven
4. Le Moyne
5. St. Anselm
6. Stonehill

South Region:

1. Limestone
2. Lindenwood
3. Lock Haven
4. Pfeiffer
5. Florida Southern
6. Mercyhurst

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Semifinals – Saturday, April 26 (at Chestnut Hill)
South No. 1 Philadelphia 32, North No. 2 Dominican 11
South No. 2 Holy Family 18, North No. 1 Georgian Court 11

Championship - Sunday, April 27 (at Chestnut Hill)
South No. 1 Philadelphia 18, South No. 2 Holy Family 14

Champion: Philadelphia

Conference Carolinas

First Round - Tuesday, April 21
No. 3 Mount Olive 15, No. 6 Converse 8
No. 4 Belmont Abbey 9, No. 5 Erskine 2

Semifinals - Friday, April 25 (at Limestone)
No. 1 Limestone 18, No. 4 Belmont Abbey 5
No. 2 Pfeiffer 11, No. 3 Mount Olive 1

Championship - Saturday, April 26 (at Limestone)
No. 1 Limestone 16, No. 2 Pfeiffer 8

Champion: Limestone

East Coast Conference

Semifinals, Thursday May 1 (at higher seed)
No. 1 LIU Post 16, No. 4 Molloy 4
No. 2 Dowling 16, No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas 4 

Championship, Saturday May 3 (at LIU Post)
No. 2 Dowling 11, No. 1 LIU Post 10

Champion: Dowling

Great Lakes Interscholastic Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals - Tuesday April 29
No. 3 Tiffin 14, No. 6 Walsh 1
No. 5 Findlay 14, No. 4 Wheeling Jesuit 13 

Semifinals - Friday, May 2 (at Grand Valley State)
No. 1 Grand Valley State 24, No. 5 Findlay 7
No. 3 Tiffin 16, No. 2 Lake Erie 11 

Championship - Sunday, May 4 (at Grand Valley State)
No. 1 Grand Valley St. 10, No. 3 Tiffin 6

Champion: Grand Valley St.

Northeast 10

First Round, Wednesday, April 30
No. 3 Saint Anselm 17, No. No. Bentley 10
No. 4 Stonehill 11, No. 5 Le Moyne 10

Semifinal, Saturday, May 3 (at Adelphi)
No. 1 Adelphi 14, No. 4 Stonehill 5
No. 2 New Haven 15, No. 3 Saint Anselm 14 

Championship - Sunday, May 4 (at Adelphi)
No. 1 Adelphi 14, No. 2 New Haven 4

Champion: Adelphi

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals - Tuesday, April 29
No. 3 Indiana (Pa.) 11, No. 6 Bloomsburg 19, OT
No. 5 West Chester 9, No. 4 Seton Hill 8

Semifinals - Friday, May 2 (at Lock Haven)
No. 1 Lock Haven 10, No. 5 West Chester 5
No. 2 Mercyhurst 13, No. 3 Indiana (Pa.) 7

Championship - Saturday, May 3 (at Lock Haven)
No. 1 Lock Haven 9, No. 2 Mercyhurst 7

Champion: Lock Haven.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Semifinals - Friday, May 2 (at Regis)
No. 1 Regis 17, No. 4 Adams St. 1
No. 2 Fort Lewis 8, No. 3 Colorado Mesa 5

Championship - Saturday, May 3 (at Regis)
No. 1 Regis 14, No. 2 Fort Lewis 5

Champion: Regis

South Atlantic Conference

Semifinals - Friday, April 18
No. 1 Queens 18, No. 4 Catawba 7
No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne 16, No. 3 Newberry 8

Championship - Saturday April 19
No. 1 Queens 14, No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne 5

Champion: Queens


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