Black Bears to Host America East Semifinal
Orono, Maine – The University of Maine women's soccer team clinched the number 2 seed this afternoon after the 2012-13 regular season wrapped up. Maine was the only team not competing Sunday afternoon as much was still left to be decided. The Black Bears finished with a 7-6-3 overall record and a 3-3-2 in America East conference play.
With the second seed, the Black Bears have earned a first round bye of America East playoffs.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to extend our season and to play at home once again," said Coach Atherley. "Our players have worked very hard to be in this position. We talk regularly about how competitive the conference is and how each point is critical. The fact that one point separates the second and sixth seed suggests that anyone can win on any given day. We look forward to the challenge that lies ahead, and expect Sunday's match to be highly competitive regardless of our opponent".
Thursday, October 25.
No. 5 Albany at No. 4 Vermont, 2 p.m.
No. 6 Stony Brook at No. 3 New Hampshire, 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 28.
Albany/Vermont winner at No. 1 Hartford, 2 p.m.
Stony Brook/New Hampshire winner at No. 2 Maine, 1 p.m.
Sunday, November 4.
Semifinal Winners at Highest Remaining Seed, TBD
The Black Bears finished out the 2012-13 regular season with a crucial 3-2 home win against New Hampshire and a 3-3 tie on senior day against Albany. Be sure to check goblackbears.com or americaeast.com for all postseason updates!