CUA to host four playoff games on Tues. and Wed.

WASHINGTON – Playoff time is here and will be front and center on CUA’s campus over the course of the next few days.  The Cardinals will host a men’s soccer Landmark Conference Tournament semifinal on Tuesday at 3, and then on Wednesday there will be a tripleheader of action, beginning with women’s soccer at 2:30, field hockey at 5 and volleyball at 7.

The men’s soccer team enters the conference tournament as the two-defending champions and on the heels of a 6-0 regular season vs. Landmark opponents.  The Cardinals are ranked 24th in the NSCAA national poll and are currently riding a ten-match unbeaten streak. 

On Tuesday CUA hosts Susquehanna at 3 p.m.  The teams met earlier this season in Pennsylvania and the Cardinals came away with a 2-1 victory.

Wednesday will see a tripleheader of playoff action on CUA’s campus, beginning at 2:30 when the women’s soccer team hosts Susquehanna.  The Cardinals have won two straight and four of five overall and enter the postseason as the number-two seed in the tournament.

CUA downed the Crusaders 2-0 on October 1 in Pennsylvania, and its five conference victories this season are its most since joining the Landmark.

Following the women’s soccer match, the CUA field hockey team will put its ten-game winning streak on the line when the top-seeded Cardinals host Juniata inside Cardinal Stadium at 5 p.m.  CUA downed Drew on Monday 5-0 to complete an unbeaten conference season.

The Cardinals defeated Juniata 4-1 on October 16 in Huntingdon, Pa., marking the first time since 2008 that CUA defeated the Eagles.

To finish off the day, the Cardinals volleyball team welcomes Goucher to the DuFour Center for a 7 p.m. quarterfinal matchup.  CUA went 4-2 this season in the conference, including a 3-0 sweep of the Gophers on October 2.

The Cardinals enter the conference tournament with an overall mark of 24-8, which included a 17-2 start, the best start to a season since 2001.

Should men’s soccer and field hockey win their semifinal contests, they will host the championship games on Saturday by virtue of earning the top seed.  Women’s soccer has a chance to host pending the outcome of the other semifinal, and volleyball knows that it will head to the campus of Juniata for the semifinals and final should it get past Goucher on Wednesday.

Per Landmark Conference policy, anyone coming to watch the conference tournament games must pay $5 to be admitted.

Continue to check cuacardinals.com for the latest information on all of CUA’s teams as they compete in the postseason.

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