Springfield, Mass. - November 14, 2016 - Springfield College is excited to host the 2016 Division III Women's Soccer Championship on Brock-Affleck Field this upcoming weekend. The Pride, which enters the tournament as the overall No. 1 seed with a record of 13-5-3, will host Kean University, NYU, and Grove City College.
Springfield College, which is unbeaten in 12 of its last 14 contests, earned the overall top seed in the tournament due to an impressive 2016. Serving as the host of the ECAC Women's Soccer Region 1 Championship, Springfield College defeated Curry College, 3-0, on Saturday, and Maine Maritime, 1-0, on Sunday to earn a spot in the semfinals this upcoming weekend.
The Pride will take on Kean University on Saturday, as the Cougars currently hold a record of 13-8 on the year, and defeated Albright College, 2-1, to land a spot in the ECAC Championship Semifinals. Kean defeated Albright on goals from Emily Jurcsek and Kaitlyn Pallitto to advance to Saturday's game against the Pride.
The other semifinal will feature New York University (NYU) from the University Athletic Association (UAA) and Grove City College from the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Violets, which are currently 12-3-5, advanced to the ECAC Championship Semifinals with wins over Stockton and William Paterson, while the Wolverines are 17-5 on the year and advanced with wins over Frostburg State and Stevenson.
The winners of each round will move on to the Championship game, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 on Brock-Affleck Field.
Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 19 at Springfield College
No. 1 Springfield (13-5-3) vs. No. 4 Kean (13-8) at Springfield 11:00 a.m. (Live Stats | Video)
No. 2 NYU (12-3-5) vs. No. 3 Grove City College (17-5) at Springfield 2:00 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)
Championship– Sunday, Nov. 20 at Springfield College
Winner of No. 1 Springfield/No. 4 Kean vs Winner of No. 2 NYU/No. 3 Grove City College - 12 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)
- $5 for adults
- $3 for students/seniors.
- Springfield College students/faculty/staff are free
- 5 years old and under are free
Families, friends and all other constituents are encouraged to park in Lots 8, or 2. Please see campus map above for directions.