This upcoming week will see lots of exciting action for Bay Oaks alums around the country. Many alums have qualified for their conference tournament and will be competing in the postseason. Any team that wins their conference tournament this weekend will automatically qualify for the NCAA tournament for their division. A few conferences don’t hold tournaments, and in those cases, teams will be looking to claim conference championships and earn spots in the NCAA field by finishing strong in the final week(s) of the season. NCAA Division I women’s soccer concludes this weekend, while the season for Division I men’s soccer goes through Nov 16th.

Use the teams’ game schedules to find game feeds and follow the excitement of postseason action.

Wednesday, November 5th

Coby Sippel and Carleton College already won their quarterfinal match in the MIAC tournament, defeating St. Thomas on Tuesday. Next up for the Knights is Gustavus Adolphus in the semifinal match at 2:00 pm CST on Wednesday.

Pomona-Pitzer finished third in the regular season and will take on Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC semifinals on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Sophomore Aminah Luqman has been out this season with a knee injury, but will cheer on her teammates as they look to finally defeat Cal Lutheran after two ties against the Regals during the regular season.

After finishing third in the conference, Gen Eng-Surowiec and Denison University will play a semi-final matchup against Allegheny College in the NCAC tournament on Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST.

Thursday, November 6th

Ryan Walker-Hartshorn and Stanford are still in the hunt for the Pac12 title.  With a win against Cal on Thursday at 2:00 pm, and a loss by first place UCLA in their last match, the Cardinals would share the title. Either way, Stanford will be in the NCAA tournament field after an outstanding season. Celeste Martore will be playing on the other side of the field, as the Cal Bears can move into third place in the Pac12 with a win and a USC loss. Cal is also looking good for an NCAA tournament bid.

Kylie Moltzen and the Southern Oregon Raiders enter the Cascade Conference tournament as the #6 seed. They will take on Corban University on Thursday at 1:00 pm in the first round match.

Friday, November 7th

With a tie against Hawaii in their final regular season game, Bianca Lowe, Justine Silvers and Cal State Northridge clinched a spot in the Big West tournament as the #4 seed. They will face Cal State Fullerton at 5:00 pm on Friday.

Portland State earned a second place seed and first round bye in the Big Sky tournament with a 2-0 win over Sac State in their final regular season match. Bianca Munoz has started for the Vikings since mid-season, while Kristin Moyer continues to recover from an injury that has left her unable to play this season.   Portland State’s semifinal match will be played on Friday at 11:00 am MST.

Katherine Lim and Boston University earned the second seed in the Patriot League tournament. With it comes a first round bye and the team will play in a semifinal match on Friday at 8:00 pm EST against a still to-be-determined opponent.

Sonoma State won their first round CCAA match last weekend against Cal State San Bernardino with a 4-3 penalty kick victory. Next up, Alex Sifuentes, Cecilia Sifuentes, Alex Arandia and Kesy Platt will take on top seed Cal State LA in the CCAA semifinals. The match will be held at Warrior Stadium in Turlock, this Friday at 1:30 pm.

Darby Nordin and Chico State earned a first round bye and will start postseason play with a CCAA semifinal match against Cal Poly Pomona on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Warrior Stadium in Turlock.

The #3 ranked University of Washington men’s team has a big weekend in the Bay Area, first taking on #10 ranked Stanford at5:00 pm on Friday. The match will be a homecoming for Charlie Ranahan, a senior defender for the Huskies.   Washington will be tested with two tough games over the weekend (see below for Sunday’s matchup against Cal) and can move close to a Pac12 title if they head back to Seattle with six points.

Sunday, November 9th

The Cal Bears put themselves in position to win a Pac12 men’s soccer championship with their second win of the season over then #1 ranked UCLA. The big win moves Cal up to #7 in the country. The Bears have three games left on the schedule, with a prime matchup against #3 ranked University of Washington on Sunday at 1:00 pm. The match will feature Bay Oaks alums on both sides of the field, with Max Oldham as a senior midfielder for Cal and Charlie Ranahan as a senior defender for the Huskies.