Landmark Conference announces changes to upcoming tournament games

WASHINGTON – Due to Hurricane Sandy moving into the region, the Landmark Conference announced several changes to the soccer and field hockey conference tournaments.  Semifinal games scheduled for Wednesday, October 31 will now be played on Thursday, November 1.  CUA will host men’s soccer and field hockey contests, and women’s soccer will head to Scranton.

Men’s soccer will get the Cardinals going this week when CUA hosts Scranton on Thursday at 3 p.m. CUA defeated the then-No. 19 Royals 1-0 at home on October 20.  The Cardinals enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed and are riding a five-game winning streak.

Women’s soccer travels to Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, taking on top-ranked Scranton at 7 p.m.  The same two teams squared off two weeks ago in Washington and battled to a 0-0 draw in double overtime, and they also met in last season’s championship game.

The defending conference champion field hockey team learned earlier on Sunday that it had earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament.  The Cardinals will now play host to No. 4 Susquehanna at 6 p.m. inside Cardinal Stadium.  CUA defeated the Crusaders 3-2 in Pa. earlier this season.

The CUA volleyball team finished its conference season with a record of 5-1, earning its way directly into the semifinals of the tournament.  The Cardinals, and their 26 wins, will play the winner of Moravian and Goucher on Saturday in Huntingdon, Pa.  Start time is set for 1:30 p.m., with the championship match scheduled for 7 that evening. 

The championships for field hockey and men's and women's soccer are still on schedule for Saturday, November 3 at the site of the highest remaining seeds.