Nov. 1, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate defeated American 1-0 on a penalty kick by senior Caroline Brawner in the 73rd minute to secure the regular-season title and earn the top seed and hosting duties for the 2014 Patriot League Women’s Soccer Tournament.
The Raiders will be joined by No. 2 seed Boston University and will have a bye into the semifinal round at Beyer-Small ’76 Field in Hamilton, N.Y. No. 3 seed Navy and No. 4 Army will host a pair of quarterfinal round games on Tuesday, Nov. 4 with the winners joining Colgate and the Terriers in the semifinals.
The pairings for the quarterfinal round games will be determined following the Lehigh-Holy Cross and Loyola-Lafayette games later today. Bucknell has already qualified for the Patriot League Tournament. The final spot in the six-team field will either be Lehigh or Loyola Maryland.
This is the tenth time Colgate has hosted the Patriot League Tournament, but the first at Beyer-Small ’76 Field which was christened in August. The Raiders have qualified for the field 22 times overall, including each of the last seven seasons.
Boston University earns the No. 2 seed for the second year in a row. The Terriers rode the two-spot to the title in 2013 — their first season as a member of the Patriot League. Navy makes the postseason for the fourth straight time, and 17th overall and Army trails only host Colgate with its 19th appearance.
The winners of the semifinal round matches on Friday will advance to the Patriot League Championship on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Patriot League Champion will receive the League’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.