Stony Brook Draws Maryland In First Round of NCAA Women's Soccer Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After winning their first America East Conference women’s soccer title in program history to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Stony Brook Seawolves learned their fate during the NCAA Selection Show on Monday afternoon. Stony Brook will travel to College Park, Md., to face the University of Maryland Terrapins in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship on Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Stony Brook earned the conference's automatic bid to the tournament by defeating Hartford, 1-0, Sunday evening in the America East title game.
The Seawolves (12-6-3) are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and will face Maryland who is ranked No. 9 in the country. The Terps (13-6-2) lost in Atlantic Coast Conference title game after finishing second in the conference in the regular season. Maryland is seeded fourth in the bracket that also includes reigning national champion Stanford.
The Seawolves were the first No. 6 seed in the history of the America East Championship to win the title, beating New Hampshire and Maine on the road before taking down No. 1 seed Hartford in the final.