The first semifinal on Friday, Nov. 2 will be between second-seeded Fairfield University and third-seeded Loyola University Maryland at 5:00 p.m. In their regular season matchup, the Stags took a 2-1 victory over the Greyhounds on Sept. 30 in Baltimore, Md. Ashley Small put the Stags ahead 16:24 into the contest, accepting a pass from Carly Beyar. At the 29:30 mark, Loyola's Jenny Thorton drove the ball into the top left corner from 30 yards out to tie the contest. The game remained tied for only 67 seconds until Erin Pettersen tallied her first collegiate goal with a header to give Fairfield the win.
The second semifinal will feature top-seeded Marist against fourth-seeded Iona College at 7:00 p.m. On October 14, the Red Foxes claimed a 1-0 victory at home over the Gaels. Sophomore Amanda Epstein netted the lone goal of the contest in the 23rd minute.
The championship final will take place on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. The winner of that match will receive the league's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship.
Fans can also view the women's soccer championship awards show via MAAC.TV. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1. Fans are encouraged to log in a few minutes early so that they can register to view the event.
Be sure to visit maacsports.com for updates throughout the week regarding the 2012 MAAC Women's Soccer Championship.