After seasons of both ups and downs, both Brooklyn College Men’s and Women’s soccer teams have both made the CUNYAC playoffs.
Men’s soccer finished with an overall record of 4-11-1, and 3-3-1 in conference play. They nab the fourth seed, and will play fifth seed John Jay College on Wednesday at home.
Women’s soccer also finished with an overall record of 4-11-1, but were 2-3 in conference play. The Bulldogs are the fourth seed, and will play one seed John Jay College away on Saturday.
Both teams finished with the same overall record, both will play John Jay in round one of the CUNYAC playoffs, and both made the playoffs despite difficult seasons with losing records.
However, the extra win that men’s soccer picked up gives them home field advantage for their game against John Jay. In their regular season matchup this season, the Bulldogs lost 2-1 to John Jay in a closely-contested affair on October 12.
There are nine teams in the men’s soccer CUNY Athletic Conference. Six of those teams make the playoffs, with the first two seeds getting a bye, and the third and fourth seeds getting home field advantage.
Women’s soccer lost 6-0 to John Jay College on September 21. The thrashing they took in that game will be at the forefront of both coaches and players’ minds as they head to Randall’s Island to play the number one seed. In the women’s soccer CUNY Athletic Conference, there are only seven teams, which is why just four make the playoffs. Still, that is more than half of the entire field, and the Bulldogs were just barely able to sneak in.
In their respective quarterfinal and semifinal matches, the men’s and women’s soccer teams will have to rise to the occasion if they want to advance.