Men's Small College Division Ends Regular Season With Two Close Matches
The last weekend of the regular season saw two close matches with playoff implications. Ursinus College squared off versus Widener University in a match to determine 1st place in the East Division. In a match played Friday night under the lights at Widener, Widener outscored their East foe 39-24.
The win put Widener on top of the East Division with a 5-0 record.
In the West Division, Susquehanna University completed their season with a 5-0 record. Both Susquehanna and Widener receive first round playoff byes and will host semifinal matches on Nov 3. In other West Division action, Gettysburg hosted a tough Bucknell side. Gettysburg prevailed in the contest 39-25. With the win, Gettysburg earned the #3 playoff seed in the West.
The following is the playoff schedule:
#3 East: Washington at #2 West: PSU-Berks
#3 West: Gettysburg at #2 East: Ursinus
Semifinal: TBA at #1 East: Widener University
Semifinal: TBA at #1 West: Susquehanna University
1st place match Semifinal winners at PSU Berks
3rd place match Semifinal losers at PSU Berks
2nd place EPRU team vs. Empire Downstate Conference winner for NSCRO playoffs
At the completion of the regular season Widener and Susquehanna tied for overall #1 seed but Widener becomes the #1 overall seed on the tiebreaker of Point Differential.
#1 Widener (#1 East): 29 points, point diff: 107
#2 Susquehanna (#1 West): 29 points, point diff: 70
#3 Ursinus (#2 East): 26 points
#4 Penn State Berks (#2 West): 22 points
#5 Gettysburg (#3 West): 19 points
#6 Washington (#3 East):15 points
For questions and comments please contact Dr. Jonathan Niles, EPRU Men's Small College Coordinator (570-372-4707, firstname.lastname@example.org).