WINTHROP, Mass. – While Saint Joseph's College of Maine and Lasell University have earned opening-round byes, Simmons University and Anna Maria College are set to host 2019 GNAC Field Hockey Tournament contests on Saturday, November 2. Both first-round contests are scheduled for 11AM, as Simmons will host sixth-seeded Johnson & Wales University and Anna Maria welcomes fifth-seeded Regis College.
Lasell avoided an ultimate five-way tiebreak with its 2-0 regular-season finale victory at home over Simmons on Wednesday afternoon to cement the No. 2 seed.
Also, on Wednesday as the GNAC regular season came to a close, Regis topped JWU on the road, 4-2, and Anna Maria defeated Rivier University at home, 2-1, which led to the five-way tie with a 4-4 overall mark in GNAC play. The Sharks came out on top due to head-to-head performance amongst the tied teams.
Be sure to catch the tournament action live on thegnac.tv or watch on one of our four custom digital streaming apps.
Saturday's 4/5 winner will travel to Saint Joseph's on Wednesday, November 6, while Lasell will host this weekend's 3/6 victor. The highest remaining seed will host the GNAC Final a week from Saturday.
First Round - Saturday, November 2 (at high seeds)
Match 1: #5 Regis at #4 Anna Maria - 11AM
Match 2: #6 JWU at #3 Simmons - 11AM
Semifinals - Wednesday, November 6 (at high seeds)
Match 3: #4/5 winner vs. #1 Saint Joseph's Maine - TBD
Match 4: #3/6 winner vs. #2 Lasell - 2:30 PM
Championship - Saturday, November 9
Match 5: At highest remaining seed
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. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.
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