NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University
of Massachusetts Dartmouth clinched the top seed in the 2012 Little
East Field Hockey Championship when the conference office announced
the eight-team tournament field this evening. The Corsairs have
earned the No. 1 seed in the conference championship three of the
past four seasons.
The Little East Conference will sponsor three quarterfinal round matches on Wednesday, October 31. Seventh-seeded University of Southern Maine (9-11) will travel to second-seeded Bridgewater State University (16-2). Sixth-seeded Salem State University (9-8) will square off against third-seeded Keene State College (13-7), while fifth-seeded Westfield State University (11-6) will face fourth-seeded Plymouth State University (10-6). The remaining quartefinal round contest will be played at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 when UMass Dartmouth (14-5) hosts eighth-seeded Western Connecticut State University (5-12).
The four quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinal round on Saturday, November 3. The winner between the Corsairs and Colonials will face the winner between the Owls and Panthers, while the winner between the Huskies and Bears will square off against the winner between the Owls and Lady Vikings. The championship round is scheduled to be played at noon on Sunday, November 4.
Fans unable to make it to the site of competition can keep up with all the information from the 2012 Little East Fall Championships on Tournament Central. Little East Tournament Central will provide the multi-media links, tournament pairings, and past results for the conference's five fall championships.
Formed in 1986, the Little East serves as New England's premier athletic conference for public institutions in NCAA Division III. Featuring 19 championship sports, the Little East sponsors quality competition in every season for our student athletes. Our eight state colleges and universities dedicate themselves to an ongoing fulfillment of the Division III mission of passion, responsibility, sportsmanship, and citizenship.
2012 Little East Field Hockey Championship
Wednesday, October 31 – Quarterfinal
#7 University of Southern Maine at #2 Bridgewater State University, 8 p.m.
#6 Salem State University at #3 Keene State College, 6 p.m.
#5 Westfield State University at #4 Plymouth State University, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Novemebr 1 - Quarterfinal Round
#8 Western Connecticut State University at #1 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 7 p.m
Saturday, November 3 – Semifinal Round
#5/#4 Winner vs. #8/#1 Winner
#6/#3 Winner vs. #7/#2 Winner
Sunday, November 4 – Championship
Semifinal Winner #1 vs. Semifinal Winner #2