Field Hockey Claims Sixth Seed In Post-Season Tournament; Prepares for No. 3 Simmons

Field Hockey Claims Sixth Seed In Post-Season Tournament; Prepares for No. 3 Simmons

WINTHROP, Mass. – Johnson & Wales field hockey (6-12, 4-4 GNAC) secured the No. 6 seed in the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament announced Wednesday evening.

The Wildcats begin its post-season run on Saturday, November 2, facing the No. 3 seed Simmons University (7-11, 4-4 GNAC) in Brighton, Massachusetts at 11 a.m. A victory over the Sharks would propel the Wildcats into the GNAC semifinals against No. 2 Lasell University on Wednesday, November 6 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Johnson & Wales already has a win at Daly Field this year, defeating Simmons in overtime, 4-3, on October 12. Junior midfielder Natalie Rivas (Andover, N.J.) scored the game-winner nearly two minutes into the extra period.

2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament

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 – TBD

Championship - Saturday, November 9 
Match 5: At highest remaining seed