The NCAA Division III men and women’s soccer tournament kicks-off this week as teams from around the country will contend for the national championship.
This afternoon, the men and women’s brackets were released and below is the first round pairings and schedules for the Massachusetts teams.
Amherst College – The Jeffs earned a first round bye, but will compete on Sunday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. against the winner of Morrisville State-Cabrini.
Brandeis vs. Thomas (Sat., Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. at Brandeis) – Brandeis will host a four-team pod and the winner of this match will compete against Rensselaer and Stevens Institute of Technology on Sunday, November 15.
UMass Boston vs. Scranton (Sat., Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Univ.) – Winner will play against St. Lawrence or Sage on Sunday, Nov. 15.
MIT-Bridgewater St. (Sat., Nov. 14 at MIT) – Winner of Engineers-Bears will compete against Plattsburgh State or Bowdoin College on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Babson at Franklin & Marshall (Sat., Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. at Franklin & Marshall) – Winner will play Gordon-Canegie Mellon on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Gordon College vs. Carnegie Mellon (Sat. Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Franklin & Marshall) – Winner will play Babson-Franklin & Marshall.
Tufts vs. Salisbury (Sat., Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Montclair State) – The defending national champion Jumbos will take on Salisbury in the opening round with the winner facing Montclair State-Daniel Webster on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Springfield College vs. Montclair State (Sat., Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Messiah College) – The Pride will look to continue their momentum against Montclair State in the opening round of the tournament. The winner of this match takes on Messiah-Staten Island on Sunday, November 15.
Lasell College at Rowan (Sat., Nov. 14 at 5:00 p.m. at Rowan) – Winner will compete against Babson-Lynchburg in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Babson College vs. Lynchburg (Sat., Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Rowan) – Winner will compete against Lasell-Rowan in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Lesley University at Stevens (Sat., Nov. 14 at 5:00 p.m. at Stevens) – The Lynx captured their conference crown and will take on the 14th ranked women’s soccer team in the country with an opportunity to extend its season to the second round against the winner of Bowdoin-Johns Hopkins.
Williams College vs. Westfield State (Sat., Nov. 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Williams) – The Ephs will host a first and second round pod this weekend, beginning with a late morning match against the Owls. A win against the MASCAC champions would send Williams to a second round match on Sunday, Nov. 15 against the winner of St. Lawrence-TCNJ.
Amherst College vs. Colby-Sawyer (Sat., Nov. 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Amherst) – Winner will face Brandeis-West Conn. in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Brandeis University vs. Western Conn. State University (Sat., Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Amherst) – Winner will face Amherst or Colby-Sawyer on Sunday, Nov. 15 in the second round.