Northeast Conference Coach of the Year Shaun Green will lead his Blue Devils (7-3 NEC) onto the field today for a NEC Tournament match with Monmouth (7-3 NEC). The Blue Devils and Hawks will play at 1:30 p.m. following the completion of the match between Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Central, Sacred Heart and Monmouth all finished in a tie atop the conference standings with 21 points. Sacred Heart defeated Central and Monmouth during the regular season to earn the #1 seed via tiebreaker. The Blue Devils 2-1 victory over Monmouth earned them the #2 seed ahead of the Hawks. Fairleigh Dickinson finished just behind the top-three in fourth place.
The Blue Devils defeated Monmouth in early October thanks to a late goal from sophomore Eddy Bogle.
Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson will kick-off the semifinal action at 11 a.m., with Central and Monmouth to follow. All of the NEC Tournament games will be played on the campus of Fairfield University.
All of today's action and Sunday's NEC Championship game can be seen live on NortheastConfernce.tv
Fans can also follow the championship on Twitter @NECmsoccer.
Tickets will be available the day of the event at the site of competition. Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for senior citizens and children between the ages of 11-18. Children under the age of 11 and NEC students with an institutional I.D. will be admitted free.
Directions to Fairfield University
From I-95 North: Take Exit 22 (Round Hill Road) which is also an exit for a rest area. Stay right on the exit and proceed to stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign to the end of road. Make left onto North Benson Road. Continue on North Benson Road to Fairfield University Main Entrance and turn left. Once on campus, make a right at the second stop sign and proceed to the Walsh Athletic Center where parking and access to fields is available.
From I-95 South: Take Exit 22 (North Benson Road). Turn right onto North Benson Road. Follow to Fairfield University main entrance and turn left. Once on campus, make a right at the second stop sign and proceed to the Walsh Athletic Center where parking and access to fields is available.
From Merritt Parkway: Take Exit 44. Follow Rt. 58 South (Black Rock Turnpike). Proceed two miles to Stillson Road (Rt. 135), where you will see he Angus Steak House on the corner. Turn right onto Stillson and bear left onto North Benson Road at second traffic light. The University's main entrance is one mile on the right. Once on campus, make a right at the second stop sign and proceed to the Walsh Athletic Center where parking and access to fields is available.
Parking for fans is available on a first come, first served basis in the Walsh Athletic Center parking lot. Visitors are advised that they park at their own risk. Due to the volume of spectators at select events, fans will be directed by Public Safety personnel to designated parking areas.