|Men's Soccer: America East Championship Field Set|
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Hartford played Albany to a 1-1 tie in men's soccer action on Sunday to earn the final berth in the America East Men's Soccer Championship, which begins on Saturday, November 10. The Hawks, the No. 4 seed, will host a quarterfinal matchup against No. 5 UMBC on November 10 at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Binghamton downed Stony Brook to claim the regular-season crown and the top seed for the tournament, while Vermont knocked off Boston University to earn the No. 2 seed. Also, UMBC and New Hampshire each clinched playoff berths after playing to a tie.
Barry Neville scored in the 43rd minute to push the Bearcats past the Seawolves, 1-0. With the win, Binghamton, the tournament's defending champion, earns its second straight regular-season crown. Lee Stephane Kouadio scored 5:26 into overtime to give the Catamounts to a 1-0 win over the Terriers. The wins was the third straight for Vermont and its first against Boston U. since 1989. As the top two seeds, Binghamton and Vermont receive byes in the first round. Boston University, the third seed, will host the other America East Championship quarterfinal game on Saturday, Nov. 10 against sixth-seeded New Hampshire at 1 p.m.
In Baltimore, UMBC and New Hampshire played to a 1-1 double-overtime deadlock. Levi Houapeu put the Retrievers on the board 1:38 into the second half, but UNH evened the score in the 70th minute on a goal by Adam Marcellus.
America East Men's Soccer Championship
Saturday, November 10 - Quarterfinals
No. 6 New Hampshire at No. 3 Boston University, 1 p.m.
No. 5 UMBC at No. 4 Hartford, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14 - Semifinals
Winner of UNH/Boston U. at No. 2 Vermont, 1:30 p.m.
Winner of UMBC/Hartford at No. 1 Binghamton, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 or Sunday, November 18 - Final
America East Championship Game at highest remaining seed, TBD