Championship Bracket

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Field Hockey Committee released Monday the 2005 tournament field as well as the final rankings in each region.

University of Massachusetts at Lowell (18-3) and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (20-2) will receive first-round byes in the six-team field. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (17-4) will host Indiana University of Pennsylvania (14-6) in the South region first-round contest with the winner advancing to play Shippensburg. In the North region, Bentley College (16-5) will travel to Stonehill College (18-2) for a first-round contest with the winner meeting Massachusetts-Lowell in a semifinal match-up. Both first-round games will be contested Saturday, November 5, at noon Eastern time.

Semifinals will be played Friday, November 11, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with the championship final Sunday, November 13, at 1 p.m. All games will be played at Robb Sports Complex on the campus of Shippensburg in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

The final rankings, with regional records through October 31, are available by clicking here.

-- Courtesy NCAA