Courtesy: America East Communications

#AEWSOC Semifinals Set for Sunday

Release: 10/28/2016

The America East Women's Soccer Championship semifinals are set for Sunday. No. 2 Hartford will host No. 6 Vermont at 2 p.m., while No. 1 Albany welcomes No. 4 New Hampshire at 4 p.m. Both games will air on AmericaEast.TV.

No. 6 Vermont at No. 2 Hartford - 2 pm
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  • Vermont advanced to the America East semifinals for the second-straight season after beating Stony Brook in penalty kicks, 3-1, on Thursday. The game was scoreless through regulation and overtime.
  • Hartford earned at-least a share of the America East regular season title for the third-straight season and is playing in its sixth-straight semifinal.
  • The Hawks have reached the title game in three of the last four seasons, but are looking for their first title since 2006.
  • Vermont is playing in the semifinals for the third time since the tournament expanded to six teams and is looking for its first trip to the finals.
  • Vermont earned its second-straight tournament trip and fifth in the last six years.
  • The Catamounts became just the fourth No. 6 seed and first since 2012 to upset the No. 3 seed in the quarterfinals. The No. 6 seed has advanced to the final twice, including winning the championship in 2012 (Stony Brook).
  • Vermont is 1-8-3 all-time in tournament play.
  • Hartford is 20-9-3 all-time in tournament play.
  • Meetings"
    • 2013 - Hartford 2, Vermont 1 - QF
    • 2012 - Hartford 1, Vermont  0 - SF
    • 1998 - Hartford 5, Vermont 1 - SF
    • 1995 - Hartford 3, Vermont 0 - SF

 

No. 4 UNH at No. 1 Albany - 4 pm
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  • UNH beat Maine for the first time since 2011 and earned its first win over the Black Bears in postseason history, 1-0, on Thursday.
  • The Wildcats are playing in their second semifinal in the last three years and 10th overall.
  • Albany earned a shared of the America East regular season title, the No. 1 seed and had six conference wins - all of which were firsts for the program.
  • The Great Danes are playing in their second-straight semifinal after playing in just one prior to that in program history.
  • Albany is trying to become the first repeat champion since Boston U. won five-straight from 2007-12.
    • Meetings
    • 2010 - Albany 2, UNH 1 - QF

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