2022 Patriot League Women’s Football Quarter-Final Preview (10.29.22)


BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – The six-pitch Patriot League Women’s Soccer Championship kicks off Sunday, October 30 with two quarter-finals.

No. 6 Loyola Maryland will face No. 3 Boston University at 2 p.m. in Boston, Mass., while No. 5 Navy travels to Bethlehem, Pa. to face No. 4 Lehigh at 2 p.m.

The lowest remaining seed will advance to the semi-finals on Thursday, November 3 to face No. 1 Army West Point, while the most advanced seed will face No. 2 Bucknell.

The semi-final winners will meet in the 2022 Patriot League Women’s Soccer Championship game on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. The host site will be determined by the team that advances with the most points in the League during the regular season.

The quarterfinal and semifinal games will be televised on ESPN+, and the championship game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

For more information, visit the 2022 Patriot League Women’s Soccer Championship page by CLICKING HERE.

2022 Patriot League Women’s Soccer Championship Schedule
Quarter-finals – Sunday October 30

No. 6 Loyola Maryland at No. 3 Boston University, 2 p.m., Stats | ESPN+
No. 5 Navy at No. 4 Lehigh, 2 p.m., Stats | ESPN+

Semi-finals – Thursday 3 November
Lowest remaining seed at No. 1 Army West Point, 6 p.m., ESPN+
Highest remaining seed at No. 2 Bucknell, 7 p.m., ESPN+

Championship match – Sunday 6 November
Lowest Seed Remaining to Highest Seed Remaining, 2 p.m. CBSSN

Women’s Soccer Playoff Quarter-Final Major Award Winners
Lehigh sophomore forward Corinne Lyght was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, while Boston University freshman midfielder Giulianna Gianino was named Patriot League Rookie. the year. Lyght finished the regular season with six goals and one assist for a team-leading 13 points. His six goals led Lehigh and tied for first in the League this season, while his point total is good for fourth in the conference. Gianino capped her first season with three goals for six points as she appeared in 18 games. The two-time three-goal-of-the-week rookie is tied for third on the team.

The winners of all post-season women’s football leagues in the quarterfinals

Boston University: Amy Thompson (first team); Jenna Oldham (first team); Morgan Fagan (second team); Abby McNulty (second team); Giulianna Gianino (second team); Lily Matthews (third team)

Lehigh: Corrine Lyght (first team); Ryelle Shuey (first team); Ava Schaller (third team); Mattie Murphy (third team); Erin Keefe (third team)

Loyola Maryland: Baylee DeSmith (first team); Sarah Mirr (second team); Alex Searing (second team)

Marine: Amanda Graziano (second team); Alexa Riddle (third team); Jenna Duant (third team); Mattie Gallagher (third team)

Glimpses around the league
Women’s soccer hosts Loyola Maryland in PL quarterfinals

The Boston University women’s soccer program is set to play its ninth appearance in 10 seasons as a league member in the Patriot League tournament, hosting sixth seed Loyola Maryland in the quarterfinals. Sunday October 30. Sunday marks the 13th all-time meeting between BU and Loyola Maryland in a series that began in 2009. The Terriers sport an 8-1-3 record in the rivalry and currently have an eight-game unbeaten streak that began in 2015.
Boston U Preview

Lehigh to host Navy in Patriot League quarterfinals
After finishing fourth in the regular season, the Lehigh women’s soccer team will return to Bethlehem to host the fifth seed Navy on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff at the Ulrich Sports Complex is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+. The Mountain Hawks’ victory over Navy on October 7 was their first victory over the Midshipmen since 2011. Murphy scored Lehigh’s first goal of the game in the 79th minute to give the Mountain Hawks a 1-0 lead. Just five minutes later, Lyght scored Lehigh’s second goal of the game to claim victory over Navy.
Overview of Lehigh

Women’s football is ready for the quarter-finals against Boston
The Greyhounds begin the playoffs on Sunday as they travel to face Boston in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Championships. This will be the 13th meeting between the two programs, with the Terriers holding an 8-1-3 record over the Greyhounds. The teams met on October 22, where the Terriers won 3-1.
Overview Loyola

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