WINTHROP, Mass. – Top-seeded Johnson & Wales University (RI) will be in the driver's seat when the 2019 GNAC Men's Soccer Tournament kicks off on Saturday, November 2 with quarterfinal action, as the Wildcats' (10-0-1) lone blemish was a scoreless draw against second-seeded Saint Joseph's College of Maine last weekend.
JWU will host eighth-seeded Lasell University on Saturday at 1:00 PM, while three-time defending GNAC champion Saint Joseph's will take on seventh-seeded Emmanuel College at 3:00 PM.
For the complete tournament matchups, please see below.
Saturday's other two quarterfinal contests will feature fourth-seeded University of Saint Joseph (CT) facing in-state rival and fifth-seeded Albertus Magnus College in Hartford at 2:30 PM, while third-seeded Norwich University welcomes sixth-seeded Colby-Sawyer College at 1:00 PM.
The semifinals are set for Wednesday, Nov. 6, followed by the highest remaining seed hosting the GNAC Championship match on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Quarterfinals - Saturday, November 2 (at high seeds)
Match 1: #8 Lasell at #1 JWU - 1:00 PM
Match 2: #5 Albertus Magnus at #4 USJ - 2:30 PM
Match 3: #6 Colby-Sawyer at #3 Norwich - 1:00 PM
Match 4: #7 Emmanuel at #2 Saint Joseph's Maine - 3:00 PM
Semifinals - Wednesday, November 6 (at high seeds)
Match 5: #4/5 winner vs. #1/8 winner
Match 6: #3/6 winner vs. #2/7 winner
Championship - Saturday, November 9
Match 7: 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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