WINTHROP, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference regular-season schedule came to a close on Wednesday evening as Johnson & Wales University topped Emmanuel College, 2-0, to nail down the No. 2 seed in the GNAC Women's Soccer Tournament, which kicks off on Saturday, October 28 with quarterfinal action. Emmanuel still cemented the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, while longtime conference power Lasell College clinched the top seed with a key victory over JWU this past weekend.
Three GNAC Tournament Quarterfinal contests on Saturday will kick off at 1:00 PM, as Lasell will host eighth-seeded Suffolk University, Emmanuel will welcome cross-street Fenway rival and sixth-seeded Simmons College, and fourth-seeded Saint Joseph's College of Maine will host fifth-seeded University of Saint Joseph (Conn.).
Seventh-seeded Albertus Magnus College has a 7:00 PM start at JWU. Be sure to catch all of the action live on thegnac.tv or watch your favorite GNAC teams on one of our four custom digital streaming apps.
The GNAC Semifinal round is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31 on Halloween, with the winners advancing to the GNAC Championship contest on Saturday, November 4 at the highest remaining seed, with an automatic berth to the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament on the line.
Saturday, October 28 - Quarterfinals
Game 1: #8 Suffolk at #1 Lasell - 1:00 PM
Game 2: #5 Saint Joseph (Conn.) at #4 Saint Joseph's Maine - 1:00 PM
Game 3: #6 Simmons at #3 Emmanuel - 1:00 PM
Game 4: #7 Albertus Magnus at #2 JWU - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31 - Semifinals
Game 5: 4/5 winner vs 1/8 winner
Game 6: 3/6 winner vs 2/7 winner
Saturday, November 4 - Final
Game 7: Highest remaining seed
Founded in 1995, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Each year, the GNAC sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunities and community involvement.
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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.