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Posted on May 10, 2011

UPDATE (May 15)

The Vulcan softball team ended its season with a 4-3 loss to Kutztown in the third game of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.

Before falling to the Golden Bears, the Vulcans resumed a game delayed by rain and defeated Winston-Salem (N.C.) State 3-0 at IUP's Podbielski Field.

Cal U finishes the season with an overall score of 29-14. This is the team's 21st appearance in the NCAA post-season tournament over the past 22 years.

Kutztown will play host IUP in the tourney's championship round.



UPDATE (May 14)

Poor weather forced a delay in the Vulcan softball team's second game in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.

Cal U was one-and-a-half innings into a scoreless game with Winston-Salem (N.C.) State when rains halted play at Podbielski Field at IUP.

The game is scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

If the Vulcans defeat Winston-Salem they will face Kutztown. Tthe winner of that game will advance to the championship round against IUP.

UPDATE (May 13)

The Vulcan softball team opened play at the NCAA Division II Tournament with a 3-2 loss to Kutztown at IUP's Podbielski Field.

The loss drops Cal U's overall record to 28-13.

The Vulcans will face Winston-Salem (N.C.) State at 1:30 p.m. May 14. If Cal U wins that game, the team will play either Kutztown or IUP at 4 p.m., with the winner advancing to the May 15 championship round.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Vulcan softball team will compete in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Under the direction of 2011 PSAC-West Coach of the Year Rick Bertagnolli, the fourth-seeded Vulcans (28-12) will play fifth-seeded Kutztown in the Atlantic Regional contest on May 13 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The game will begin at 1:30 p.m. Host IUP will open the tourney by taking on Winston-Salem State (N.C.). 

The double-elimination tournament will conclude on May 15. The winner will advance to the super regional contest May 20-22 at a site to be determined.

This is the 17th time in 18 years that the Vulcans have advanced to NCAA competition.

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