Collegiate Water Polo Association Releases 2012 Northern Division Championship Bracket; Brown University Claims No. 1 Seed

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the bracket of games for the 2012 Northern Division Championship on Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4, at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Action begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 and wraps-up on Sunday, November 4, as the host/No. 12-nationally ranked Bears, No. 14 St. Francis College, Harvard University, Iona College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fordham University and Connecticut College contest 10-games to decide which four programs advance to the CWPA Eastern Championship on November 16-18 at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.

Brown, which enters the tournament with the No. 1 seed, is guaranteed a spot in the CWPA Eastern field as the Bears will begin play in the semifinals versus either No. 4 seed Iona or No. 5 seed MIT at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.  The other semifinal will pit the victors of first round action featuring No. 2 seed St. Francis-vs.-No. 7 seed Connecticut and No. 3 seed Harvard-vs.-No. 6 seed Fordham at 6:00 p.m.

Northern Division Championship

Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Game No.

9:30 4th Seed -
Iona College
vs. 5th Seed -
11:00 2nd Seed -
St. Francis College
vs. 7th Seed -
Connecticut College
12:30 3rd Seed -
Harvard University
vs. 6th Seed -
Fordham University
3:00 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 4  
4:30 1st Seed -
Brown University
vs. Winner Game 1 5  
6:00 Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 6  
7:30 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 2 7  
Sunday, November 4, 2012     Game No.  
9:00 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 1 8  
10:30 Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 5 Third Place  
Noon Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 First Place  
The win/loss records from games 4, 7 and 8 determine places fifth through seventh  
Teams listed first wear dark caps and are home on the scoreboard. Host team always wears dark caps and is listed first on the scoreboard regardless of seed.

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