GORHAM, Maine – By virtue of their 2-1 victory over Rhode Island College on Saturday, the University of Southern Maine Huskies earned the sixth, and final, seed in the 2012 Little East Conference Women's Soccer Championship Tournament.
The Huskies will travel to third-seeded Western Connecticut State University on Wednesday (October 31) for a first-round game. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Tuesday, but was moved back a day by the conference because of Hurricane Sandy. Game time is still to be determined.
The University of Massachusetts Boston and Eastern Connecticut State University earned the top two seeds and first-round byes. Fourth-seeded Keene State College will host fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the other first round game on Wednesday.
The winner of the USM-WCSU game will travel to second-seeded Eastern Connecticut on Friday while the winner of the KSC-UMD heads to top-seeded UMass Boston. The two semifinal winners will play for the LEC title and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament on Sunday.
2012 Little East Conference Women's Soccer Tournament
First Round, October 31
#6 Southern Maine (3-13-0; 2-5-0) at #3 Western Connecticut (14-3-2; 5-2-0) tba
#5 UMass Dartmouth (11-4-2; 4-3-0) at #4 Keene State (14-3-2; 5-2-0) tba
Semifinals, November 2
Winner of USM-WCSU at #2 Eastern Connecticut (9-6-2; 6-1-0) tba
Winner of UMD-KSC at #1 UMass Boston (16-2-0; 6-1-0) tba
Semifinal Winners at highest remaining seed tba