WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has released the 2019 Field Hockey Championship Bracket with the conclusion of regular season competition on Saturday afternoon. The championship tournament consists of six teams.
After an undefeated league season, Babson (17-3, 8-0) secured the top-seed in the upcoming tournament, including a first round bye and the right to host a semifinal on Thursday. MIT claimed the No. 2 seed (11-4, 7-1) and also earns a first-round bye with semifinal hosting duties. WPI (16-2, 6-2) earned the No. 3 seed and will host a first round matchup. In a head to head tie-break, Springfield (10-7, 4-4) emerged as the No. 4 seed with Wellesley (10-8, 4-4) as the No. 5 seed. Rounding out the final position is No. 6 Mount Holyoke (9-9, 3-5).
The championship week kicks off on Tuesday, November 5th as the Engineers will host the Lyons and the Blue will travel to the Pride. The top-seeded Beavers will host a semifinal matchup with the winner of the game between No. 5 Wellesley and No. 4 Springfield. The winner of No. 6 Mount Holyoke and No. 3 WPI will take on No. 2 MIT at the highest remaining seeds on Thursday, November 7th.
The winners of the each semifinal game will meet in the final game on Saturday, November 9th at the site of the highest remaining seed.
2019 NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship
First Round: Tuesday, November 5th (at highest seeds)
No. 6 Mount Holyoke at No. 3 WPI – 7:00 p.m.
No. 5 Wellesley at No. 4 Springfield – TBA
Semifinals: Thursday, November 7th (at highest remaining seeds)
Winner No. 4/5 at No. 1 Babson – TBA
Winner No.3/No. 6 vs. No. 2 MIT – TBA
Championship: Saturday, November 9th (at highest remaining seed)
Semifinal Winners – 1:00 p.m.