BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team learned late Sunday evening that they will serve as the host team for an NCAA Sectional at Pickard Field this Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21. The Polar Bears advanced to the Round of 16 with the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win on Sunday over Eastern Connecticut.
Bowdoin will play Amherst in one sectional semifinal game on Saturday while the other contest will feature Middlebury and Babson. The winners will play Sunday afternoon for a trip to the Division III "Final Four" in San Antonio, Texas, on December 3-4.
Due to daylight concerns, Saturday's first game will be played at 10:30 a.m. between Middlebury and Babson. Bowdoin and Amherst will play the second contest at 1:00 p.m., or 40 minutes following the conclusion of the first match. Sunday's sectional final will be at 1:00 p.m. Bowdoin will provide a live video webcast and live statistics coverage of all three games.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and $2 for children 3-12. Children under 3 and Bowdoin students (with ID) are free. The field will open one hour prior to the first match each day.
The Polar Bears have faced all three teams this fall, tying Amherst in their season-opener, 0-0, on September 11, defeating Babson 2-1 on the road October 11 and going 0-1-1 against Middlebury, falling 2-0 in their regular season meeting on September 25 and playing to a scoreless draw in the NESCAC Championship game on November 7, which the Panthers eventually claimed in a penalty kick shootout.