Nov. 2, 2009

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INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Field Hockey Committee has announced the tournament field for the 2009 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship.

Bloomsburg (20-1) and Stonehill (17-4) will receive first-round byes in the six-team field.  In the North region, Massachusetts-Lowell (16-5) will travel to Bentley (16-4) for a first-round contest at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, November 7.  The winner will meet Stonehill in a semifinal matchup.  Shippensburg (19-2) will host East Stroudsburg (14-6) in the South region first-round contest at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, November 7.  The winner will meet Bloomsburg in a semifinal matchup.

Semifinals will be played at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Friday, November 13, with the championship final at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 15.  These games will be played at WB Mason Stadium on the campus of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

The final rankings, with results through November 1, are listed below:

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North Region                       Overall record    In-region record
1.    Stonehill                      17-4                 17-2
2.    Bentley                        16-4                 15-3
3.    Massachusetts-Lowell    16-5                 14-5
4.    Merrimack                    13-8                 13-6
5.    Adelphi                        12-8                 12-8
6.    Franklin Pierce              9-9                   9-8

South Region                      Overall record    In-region record
1.    Bloomsburg                  20-1                18-1
2.    Shippensburg               19-2                17-2
3.    East Stroudsburg           14-6                12-6
4.    Kutztown                      12-8                11-8
5.    Mercyhurst                    10-8                9-8