KEENE, N.H. - The seasons continue to cross paths as we enter the second full week of November, with men's soccer planning for an NCAA tournament trip after their league-leading seventh Little East tournament championship, cross country participating in the NCAA New England regionals, men's basketball opening their season, and women's basketball and both swimming teams getting back in action.
The Keene State men's soccer team (15-6-0) is NCAA bound for the first time since 2010 following a pair of 1-0 wins this past weekend, with the Owls defeating Rhode Island College on Friday night at home in the semifinals by that score before traveling to Connecticut and handing Eastern Connecticut State University their first home loss of the season in the title game yesterday. Now, the team will gather for the selection show, which will be broadcast on ncaa.com at 1:30 p.m. to see who, where, and when they will play in their opening game, which will likely take place on Saturday, November 16. The Owls have won LEC titles in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2019. Stay tuned to keeneowls.com for more information.
Women's basketball will look to bounce back with a road contest at Westfield State University on Tuesday, November 12. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. The home opener awaits after that, as the Owls entertain Middlebury College on Saturday (November 16) at 2:00 p.m.
A pair of road games will open the 2019-20 slate for the new-look KSC men's basketball team. A matchup with Springfield College on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. will kick things off before the Owls again head to Massachusetts on Saturday, November 16 to tangle with Salem State University (1:00 p.m.)
The NCAA New England Regionals will be held on Saturday, November 16 in Brunswick, Maine at 11:00 a.m. KSC will be in action for the first time in two weeks, when Lauren Perkowski won the Little East women's individual title for the second straight season and Jacob Pearl finished third on the men's side.
Swimming & Diving
The swimming and diving teams will have their first competition in three weeks on Saturday when they travel to Norton, Mass. for a tri-meet with Springfield and Wheaton College (Mass.).