Women’s Soccer Hosts Conn. College In NESCAC Quarterfinal

Women’s Soccer Hosts Conn. College In NESCAC Quarterfinal

The Middlebury women’s soccer team has earned the fourth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host fifth-seeded Connecticut College in a quarterfinal game on Saturday, October 30th at 1:30 p.m. The contest will be played on the field turf at South Street Field. The four quarterfinal winners will square off in the semifinal round on Saturday, November 6 at the highest remaining seed, and the championship game is set for Sunday, November 7 at the site of the semifinal matches.
 
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2021 NESCAC WOMEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, October 30 at Higher Seeds

Quarterfinal Games

No. 8 Trinity at No. 1 Amherst – 12:00 p.m.

No. 7 Bowdoin at No. 2 Wesleyan – 12:30 p.m.

No. 6 Tufts at No. 3 Hamilton – 12:30 p.m.

No. 5 Connecticut College at No. 4 Middlebury – 1:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 6 at Highest Remaining Seed

Semifinal Games – 11 a.m. | 1:30 p.m.

Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed

Remaining Quarterfinal Winners

 

Sunday, November 7 at Semifinal Site

Final

Semifinal Winners – 12 p.m.

#1 Amherst Mammoths
2021 Record: 13-1-1 (25 pts / 8-1-1 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 21
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 8 (last: 2019)
NESCAC Titles Won: 5 (last: 2019)
Tiebreaker: Amherst earned the top seed after winning the tiebreaker against Wesleyan as the Mammoths defeated the Cardinals, 1-0, on October 9.
Notes: 2019 NESCAC Champion … Amherst is the No. 1 seed for the first time since 2011 and third time overall … The Mammoths have qualified for every NESCAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game for the third straight year … Amherst claimed the top seed with a 3-2 overtime victory over Trinity in the regular-season finale … The two teams will meet again in the quarterfinals … Amherst and Trinity are 1-1 against each other in the NESCAC Championship and last met in the 2016 championship game where the Mammoths won their fourth NESCAC title … Amherst is unbeaten in its last 11 games (10-0-1) and has won six straight.
 
#2 Wesleyan Cardinals
2021 Record: 12-1-1 (25 pts / 8-1-1 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 9 (3rd consecutive)
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 0
NESCAC Titles Won: 0
Notes: The Cardinals are the No. 2 seed, the highest in program history, and will host a quarterfinal match for the first time … Wesleyan is seeking its third quarterfinal win and first since 2012 when it meets No. 7 Bowdoin … The Cardinals recorded a 3-2 victory over the Polar Bears on September 25 … The quarterfinal match will be the first meeting between the two teams in the NESCAC postseason … The Cardinals’ 12 wins this season ties the single-season program record set in 1994 … Wesleyan enters the tournament unbeaten in its last seven games (6-0-1).
 
#3 Hamilton Continentals
2021 Record: 11-1-2 (23 pts / 7-1-2 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 7 (4th consecutive)
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 0
NESCAC Titles Won: 0
Notes: Hamilton’s No. 3 seed is the highest in program history, as the Continentals will host a quarterfinal game for the first time … Hamilton is looking to advance out of the quarterfinal round for the first time since 2017 when it hosts No. 6 Tufts … The Continentals defeated the Jumbos, 1-0, on October 3 and the teams have met only once in NESCAC Tournament history with Tufts posting a 3-2 victory in the 2017 semifinals … Hamilton went unbeaten in its first 12 games of the season (10-0-2) and is 4-0-2 on its home field.
 
#4 Middlebury Panthers
2021 Record: 11-3-1 (19 pts / 6-3-1 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 21
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 7 (2019)
NESCAC Titles Won: 4 (last: 2018)
Notes: 2019 NESCAC Runner-Up … Middlebury is the No. 4 seed for the first time in program history and will host No. 5 Connecticut College … The Panthers dropped a 2-0 decision to the Camels when they squared off on October 2 … Middlebury defeated Connecticut College, 1-0, in the 2004 semifinals in the only meeting between the two teams in the NESCAC postseason … The Panthers have qualified for every NESCAC Championship … Middlebury is 6-1-1 at home this season and enters the tournament having won five straight.
 
#5 Connecticut College Camels
2021 Record: 9-3-3 (17 pts / 5-3-2 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 9
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 1 (2014)
NESCAC Titles Won: 1 (2014)
Notes: Connecticut College is the No. 5 seed for the first time since 2002 and is in the NESCAC Championship field for the fourth time in five years … The Camels will face No. 4 Middlebury, a team they defeated 2-0 on October 2 … The Panthers own a 1-0 advantage in the NESCAC Tournament series, winning 1-0 in the 2004 semifinals … Connecticut College’s last semifinal appearance was in 2014, the same year it won its only NESCAC title … The Camels suffered just one loss in the first 11 games of the season and are 4-1-3 on the road this season.
 
#6 Tufts Jumbos
2021 Record: 8-6-0 (15 pts / 5-5-0 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 20
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 4 (last: 2017)
NESCAC Titles Won: 1 (2002)
Notes: Tufts is the No. 6 seed for the first time since 2013 and will be playing a quarterfinal road game for the first time since 2016 when it travels to No. 3 Hamilton  … Tufts dropped a 1-0 decision to the Continentals on October 3 … In the NESCAC postseason, the teams have met only once, with Tufts posting a 3-2 win over Hamilton in the 2017 semifinals … The Jumbos have qualified for 20 of the 21 NESCAC Championships … Tufts has reached the semifinal round three straight years … The Jumbos enter the tournament having won three straight games and are 4-2,  on the road in 2021.
 
#7 Bowdoin Polar Bears
2021 Record: 8-6-1 (10 pts / 3-6-1 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 21
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 3 (last: 2015)
NESCAC Titles Won: 0
Tiebreaker: Bowdoin and Trinity both finished with 10 points. In head-to-head competition, the Polar Bears defeated the Bantams, 2-0, on October 2.
Notes: Bowdoin is the No. 7 seed for the second time since 2018 and will travel to No. 2 Wesleyan … The Polar Bears fell to the Cardinals, 3-2, on September 25 … The quarterfinal match will be the first meeting between the two teams in the NESCAC postseason … Bowdoin has participated in every NESCAC Tournament and its last semifinal appearance came in 2015, the same year the Polar Bears advanced to the championship game.
 
#8 Trinity Bantams
2021 Record: 7-7-1 (10 pts / 3-6-1 NESCAC)
NESCAC Tournament Appearances (including this year): 13
NESCAC Finals Appearances: 1 (2016)
NESCAC Titles Won: 0
Notes: Trinity is the No. 8 seed for the first time in program history and will participate in the NESCAC Championship for the first time since 2017 … The Bantams will travel to top-seed Amherst for a rematch of the regular-season finale where the Mammoths pulled out a 3-2 overtime win on October 26 … Amherst and Trinity are 1-1 against each other in the NESCAC Championship … Trinity’s last quarterfinal victory came in 2016, the same year the Bantams advanced to the championship game where they fell to the Mammoths, 2-1, in the last meeting between the two teams in the NESCAC Championship.

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