Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Smith
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Coast Guard
Fri Nov 15
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Sat Nov 16
9:00 AM
Assumption
vs.
@ North Oxford Mass. Four Winds Farm
Sat Nov 16
11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
Sat Nov 16
11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
Sat Nov 16
12:00 PM
Curry
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Nov 16
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Nov 16
1:30 PM
Salve Regina
vs. Rowan
@ Fredericksburg, Va. NCAA Tournament 1st Round
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
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Sun Mar 01
1:00 PM
Fitchburg St.
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Fri Mar 06
3:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Arcadia
Sat Mar 07
TBA
Salve Regina
vs. Oswego
@ Arcadia, Pa.
Tue Mar 10
3:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Mar 11
3:00 PM
New England Col.
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Mar 21
12:00 PM
Curry
vs. Salve Regina
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Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
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Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Babson
Tue Nov 19
5:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Suffolk
vs. Salve Regina
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at St. Joseph (Conn.)
Sun Dec 01
1:00 PM
Dean College
vs. Salve Regina
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Wed Nov 13
7:00 PM
Smith
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Sat Nov 16
1:00 PM
Coast Guard
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Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Suffolk
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Bridgewater St.
Cave Classic Tournament
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Salve Regina
vs. Cave Classic Tournament
@ Bridgewater, Mass. Cave Classic Tournament
Sat Nov 30
2:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Eastern Nazarene
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No Event
No Event
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11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
@ Brunswick, Maine
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11:00 AM
at NCAA Regional
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9:00 AM
Assumption
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@ North Oxford Mass. Four Winds Farm
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Sat Nov 16
12:00 PM
Curry
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Fri Nov 15
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Sat Nov 16
7:05 PM
Western New Eng.
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Nov 22
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Wentworth
Sat Nov 23
7:05 PM
Wentworth
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Nov 29
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
vs. Oswego
@ Utica, N.Y.
Sat Nov 30
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
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No Event
No Event
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Fri Nov 22
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Endicott
Sat Nov 23
2:00 PM
Endicott
vs. Salve Regina
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Wesleyan (Conn.)
Tue Dec 03
7:00 PM
Connecticut Col.
vs. Salve Regina
Fri Dec 06
2:00 PM
U. of New England
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Dec 07
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at U. of New England
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Sat Feb 15
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Clark University
Sat Feb 22
1:00 PM
Mass.-Dartmouth
vs. Salve Regina
Tue Feb 25
TBA
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Feb 29
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Merchant Marine
Sat Mar 07
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Kean
Wed Mar 11
4:00 PM
St. Joseph's (L.I.)
vs. Salve Regina
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4:00 PM
Eastern Conn. St.
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Sat Feb 29
1:00 PM
Simmons
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Wed Mar 04
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Mass.-Dartmouth
Sat Mar 07
1:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
vs. Salve Regina
Sat Mar 14
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at New England Col.
Tue Mar 17
5:00 PM
Rhode Island Col.
vs. Salve Regina
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1:30 PM
Salve Regina
vs. Rowan
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Sun Nov 17
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Tournament 2nd Round
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinal
Sun Nov 24
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
NCAA Tournament Sectional Final
Fri Nov 29
TBA
Salve Regina
at TBD
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Sat Nov 30
TBA
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at TBD
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4:00 PM
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Wed Mar 11
6:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI)
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Mar 25
3:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Mass.-Boston
Wed Mar 25
5:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Mass.-Boston
Fri Mar 27
TBA
Salve Regina
at Gordon
Fri Mar 27
TBA
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at Gordon
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Salve Regina
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Sat Mar 28
1:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Western New Eng.
Wed Apr 01
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Curry
Thu Apr 02
3:30 PM
Salve Regina
at Rhode Island Col.
Sat Apr 04
1:00 PM
Nichols
vs. Salve Regina
Wed Apr 08
4:00 PM
Salve Regina
at Gordon
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at Coast Guard
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Ventura comes up aces in Seahawk semifinal victory, 2-1

Rich Ventura (#8) contributed to both Seahawk scores with a goal in the ninth minute and assisting on Jacob Guerra's game-winner in the 87th minute. (Photo by Ed Habershaw)
Rich Ventura (#8) contributed to both Seahawk scores with a goal in the ninth minute and assisting on Jacob Guerra's game-winner in the 87th minute. (Photo by Ed Habershaw)

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NEWPORT, R.I. (November 5, 2019) - Salve Regina University men's soccer advances to the 2019 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship Game after its 2-1 win over visiting Nichols College today at Toppa Field. The Seahawks (13-4-3) scored in the ninth minute as sophomore Rich Ventura (Floral Park, N.Y.) converted a cross from senior Dana Sundell (Nantucket, Mass.).

Ventura's fifth of the season held until Bison junior Ali Ali (West Springfield, Mass.) broke through for his fourth of the season in the 53rd minute to knot the score at 1-all.

Salve Regina fell back on its heels until a series of yellow cards were issued in the 58th, 63rd, and 68th minutes.

Bison goalkeeper Juan Carlos De La Cruz (Stamford, Conn.) punched a Seahawk header (No, not a yellow card infraction) by Dylan Sock (Newtown, Conn.) out of his goal in the 81st minute. The deflated Seahawks set up a corner kick immediately but their next shot did not come until nearly five minutes later.

The game-winning goal came courtesy of a feed from Ventura to junior Jacob Guerra (Colchester, Conn.) in the 87th minute. Ventura got the pass from Guerra in the middle and then poked it ahead for Guerra to finish off his sixth of the season (and first game-winner).

De La Cruz finished with six saves in his final game with the Bison (12-6-2). Salve Regina First Team All-CCC keeper and freshman Seth Wolins (Wake Forest, N.C.) stopped one shot while improving to 8-1-3 on the season.

The Seahawks advance to the conference championship for the second time under head coach Craig O'Rourke II, in his 13th season and enjoying back-to-back campaigns as CCC Coach of the Year. In 2012, Salve Regina defeated Nichols, 2-0, in the title match on Reynolds Field on the Newport campus, to advance to their second ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships (2002 was the first). The Seahawks improve to 23-8-2 all-time versus the Bison.

Quoting head coach Craig O'Rourke II:
"Post-season play is very different from your regular season matches. The fundamentals of the game remain the same and ultimately, you are still trying to score more than your opponent, but the emotions and atmosphere of the playoffs change the dynamic of the match. Today, there had to be a winner and because of that fact someone would see their season come to an end. I thought the game was somewhat disjointed at times … there were periods of play when we were able to execute and do the things that we have trained and talked about all year. Then there were segments where the emotions took over and both teams became highly reactive to every little clip or shove on the field. Nowhere is soccer defined as a non-contact sport, quite the opposite in reality. Teams that over-react to the little things and lose their focus on maintaining the possession, or executing their defensive shape and game plan, allow themselves to become vulnerable to a more disciplined or focused team effort. I thought once we regained sight of that – the disciplined, focused team effort – then we were able to take care of the ball and get back on the front-foot to create our scoring chances. The efforts of (Noah) Medeiros, Guerra, and especially Ventura were the real difference in the match. They refused to settle for anything but a victory today and powered us into the conference finals this Saturday."

The Seahawks will host the Gulls of Endicott College (3-1 semifinal winners over Wentworth this evening in Beverly, Mass.) on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Toppa Field turf. The teams played a scoreless draw (0-0) on the same pitch on September 21. Four of the last six meetings between these two finalists have ended in ties, including the quarterfinal round of the 2014 CCC Championships with the Gulls advancing on PKs.