Field Hockey and Men’s Soccer Playoff Bound

The University of Vermont field hockey team has qualified for the America East playoffs for the first time since 1991, and will play top-seeded and nationally ranked Northeastern Friday at 1 p.m. at Sweeney Field at Wentworth Institute in Boston.

The Catamounts, who finished their America East season with a 2-3 record, qualified for the tournament thanks to a huge win over Boston University last week a 2-1 Northeastern win over the Terriers Saturday.

The Catamounts, 6-12 overall, are the fourth seed in the tournament. Second-seed New Hampshire will play third seed Maine in the other America East semifinal, set for 3:30pm Friday. The championship game will be played Sunday at 2pm.

The Catamounts finish up the regular season with a game against Rhode Island at Boston College on Monday at 2pm.

Picked to finish seventh by the league’s coaches in the preseason poll, the University of Vermont (10-5-1; 5-1-1, 16 points) leads the America East standings with one game to play. The Catamounts, already with a playoff berth in their pockets, can clinch their first regular season title since 1989 with a win at Boston University on Sunday (3 p.m.).