LYNCHBURG, Va. – California will take on Liberty in the NorPac Tournament quarterfinals Friday as teams enter the tournament looking for three wins to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Play-In game.
The Bears (6-11, 2-4 NorPac) will take on the top seed from the East Division after Liberty concluded the year with a 14-4 record and perfect 8-0 mark in official conference games. The host Flames are riding a nine-game winning streak entering the tournament, but one of their four losses on the season came in Berkeley against the Golden Bears on Sept. 8 in a 1-0 Cal victory courtesy of an Andrea Earle goal in the 62nd minute.
The winner will play the winner of the UC Davis-Radford game on Friday at 10:30 a.m. (PT) with the championship game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. (PT).
The consolation bracket will included a potential game on Friday at 8 a.m. (PT) and a third-place game at 8 a.m. (PT) on Saturday.
Live stats and live video will be available for all games of the tournament. California last won the NorPac Tournament in the 2011 season.
Tournament Schedule (All times EST) Liberty Field Hockey Field – Lynchburg, Va.
Thursday, Nov. 7 Game 1: No. 2W UC Davis vs. No. 3E Radford, 11 a.m. Game 2: No. 1E Liberty vs. No. 4W California, 1:30 p.m. Game 3: No. 1W Stanford vs. No. 4E Davidson, 4 p.m. Game 4: No. 2E Longwood vs. No. 3W Pacific, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8 Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (consolation), 11 a.m. Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (semifinals), 1:30 p.m. Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (semifinals), 4 p.m. Game 8: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (consolation), 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9 Game 9: Game 6 loser vs. Game 7 loser (Third Place), 11 a.m. Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner (Championship), 1:30 p.m.