For the fourth consecutive season, the MIT women’s soccer team will be competing in the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament after receiving an at-large bid on Monday afternoon. MIT will be a host site for this weekend’s first and second round tournaments. First round games will occur on Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the second round game will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 16. MIT will begin postseason play against Colby-Sawyer.
This will be the first postseason meeting between the Engineers and Chargers, and the 10th overall since the series began in 1985. In addition to MIT and Colby-Sawyer, Bowdoin College and Roger Williams University will also be making the trip to Cambridge and will square off in the second match on Saturday.
MIT has competed in the NCAA Tournament four times with their first appearance coming in 2009, a setback to Rowan University in the first round. In 2011, the Cardinal and Gray fell to Skidmore in penalty kicks in the first round, but advanced to the third round in 2012 with back-to-back wins against Haverford and TCNJ. Last season, MIT saw their season conclude in penalty kicks against RIT in the first round.
Colby-Sawyer won its second straight North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship this past weekend with a 1-0 victory over Castleton State University. The Chargers will be making their second straight postseason appearance after earning a first round matchup last fall against Montclair State.