Weekend College Games: Division II NCAA Final Four
Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Fields | Pittsburg, Pa.
Thursday, November 29 | Semifinals | 2:00 p.m. ET & 5:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, December 1 | Final | 2:00 p.m. ET
West Chester vs. Shippensburg | 2:00 p.m. ET | NCAA Live
In a rematch of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament Final, West Chester and Shippensburg will meet once again on a bigger stage in the NCAA Division II Semifinals. The Raiders enter Thursday’s match not only with payback on their minds, but also eye a return to the Division II Championship game and a third consecutive national championship. Coming into the tournament, Shippensburg led the country in goals, adding on to their total in a 4-1 victory over Merrimack in the Quarterfinals.
West Chester, the top overall seed, has not played since claiming the PSAC title against Shippensburg on November 18. The Golden Rams are appearing in their sixth tournament and are seeking a third national title. This will also be the third meeting between West Chester and Shippensburg in 2018, with the Golden Rams claiming victory in the previous two.
East Stroudsburg vs. Pace | 5:00 p.m. ET | NCAA Live
The second NCAA Semifinal game of the day will feature a never-before seen meeting between East Stroudsburg and Pace. The Warriors hold the No. 2 seed and are appearing in their second-straight NCAA Semifinals and their sixth tournament appearance in the last decade. East Stroudsburg is coming off a loss in their previous match against Shippensburg in the PSAC Semifinals, falling 0-3. They are 3-1 against Northeast-10 opponents in 2018.
This will be the first-ever meeting between these two teams. In 2015, Pace was in its opening season. That same year, the Warriors claimed the program’s one and only national championship. The Setters are coming off a 6-1 win against Saint Anselm in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. In that match, Pace was outshot 13-9.
Winners of the Semifinals games will advance to the NCAA Division II Finals on Saturday, December 1 being held at Duquesne University’s Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Fields in Pittsburgh, Pa. Tickets for the 2018 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship will be available to purchase by clicking here.