CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a dramatic, come from behind victory in Sunday's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship, the MIT field hockey team was selected to host a first round NCAA tournament game against Husson University on Wednesday, November 9 at 4 p.m. The Engineers will be making their second NCAA tournament appearance in three years but playing on their home turf for the first time in program history.
By winning the NEWMAC title, the Cardinal and Gray earned an automatic bid into the postseason and will look to continue one of the most successful seasons in Institute history. Coach Cheryl Silva's squad is 17-3 overall, after winning a pair of conference tournament games over the weekend. In Sunday's championship, Tech got the equalizer from junior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) with just 1:21 left in regulation before senior Anna Teruya (Hockessin, Del.) provided the game winner in overtime, to clinch MIT's second conference crown in three years.
The Engineers will face a Husson (11-8) squad that captured the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) title by defeating St. Joseph's (Maine) in penalty strokes. The Eagles are making their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. MIT students with an MIT ID will be admitted free. The game will also be webcast free of charge and is available at http://www.b2livetv.com/partner_members.asp?id=246.
The full bracket can be viewed on ncaa.com.
The NCAA Championship program can be found here.