2012 Northeast Conference Field Hockey Championship
Presented by Snyder's of Hanover
Hosted by: Rider University - Lawrenceville, N.J.
November 2, 2012
Semifinals - #3 Monmouth vs. #2 Saint Francis (Pa.) - 11:00 a.m.
Semifinals - #4 Quinnipiac vs. #1 Rider - 1:30 p.m.
November 3, 2012
Championship Game - Noon
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- NEC Front Row - PACK TV - Free Webcast
- Northeast Conference Tournament Central (Directions, Ticket Information, Tournament History)
- Game 1 - #3 Monmouth 3 #2 Saint Francis (Pa.) 1 (Semifinals) Box Score
- Game 2 - #1 Rider 4 #4 Quinnipiac 1 (Semifinals) Box Score
- Game 3 - #1 Rider 3 #3 Monmouth 2 Box Score
- Rider Website Statistics
- Saint Francis (Pa.) Website Statistics
- Monmouth Website Statistics
- Quinnipiac Website Statistics
- Northeast Conference - Field Hockey Page
College Field Hockey
Broncs to host NEC Championship Tournament
LAWRENCEVILLE--For the fourth consecutive season, Rider University will be the site of the Northeast Conference Field Hockey Championship Tournament, held on the Ben Cohen Field November 2-3.
Rider (13-5, 6-1 NEC) earned the right to host the tournament by winning its seventh NEC regular season title.
The semifinals on Friday will feature the second seed, Saint Francis (Pa.) (12-5, 6-1 NEC), against the third seed, Monmouth (7-12, 5-2 NEC), at 11:00 am. Top-seeded Rider will play the fourth seed, Quinnipiac (12-6, 5-2 NEC) at 1:30. The NEC Title Game is scheduled for 12 noon Saturday. Rider has played in 10 of the last 12 NEC Title Games, winning five.
Rider's semifinal foe, Quinnipiac gave the Broncs their only NEC loss this season, 3-2 in Connecticut.
The Broncs are led by junior Sandra Penas (Barcelona, Spain) who leads the NEC in points (39) and is second in the conference with 16 goals.
Penas, a four-time NEC Player of the Week honoree in 2012, was named the 2011 NEC Offensive Player of the Year after garnering the 2010 NEC Rookie of the Year accolade in 2010.
Also leading the Broncs is senior Marlaine Schneider (Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy) who has eight goals and six assists (22 points) and senior Gabby Burgo (Collingswood) who has 10 goals, including two game-winners.
The winner of the NEC Tournament will play the winner of the Atlantic 10 on Tuesday, November 6, for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.