Springfield advanced to the NCAA Tournament by finishing second in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference championship this past weekend at SC's Brock-Affleck Field. On Saturday, the Pride defeated Clark, 3-0, in the semfinals. On Sunday, SC and MIT tied 1-1 after regulation play and double overtime. MIT then edged the Pride, 4-3, in penalty kicks, and by virtue of that received the conference's automatic NCAA berth. With the tie, SC's overall record is now 14-3-2.
Cabrini won the Colonial States Athletic Conference crown this past weekend, defeating Neumann, 1-0. It is the second time that Cabrini is advancing to the NCAA's in three years. The Cavaliers are now 13-5-2.
The other two teams in this pod are Johns Hopkins (19-0), the host, and Eastern Connecticut State (11-8-1). Johns Hopkins is ranked second in the Mid-Atlantic Region according to the Nov. 2 regional rankings. It is ranked fourth nationally. Springfield is ranked 24th nationally in the same poll.
If Springfield can defeat Cabrini, it would then play either Johns Hopkins or Eastern Connecticut State on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:00 pm.