Seahawks, Northeastern face off in season finale with playoff implications on the line

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The Seahawks and Northeastern close out the regular season Wednesday with a 7 p.m. kickoff at the UNCW Soccer Stadium as both teams battle for seeding in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament.

There are more than 25 scenarios for tournament byes and pairings that will be decided Wednesday night.

Michael Parrish (right) will be recognized as one of two seniors on the Seahawk club.
Michael Parrish, right, will be recognized as one of two seniors on the Seahawk club. Photo courtesy UNCW Sports.

Both sides have secured berths in the upcoming championship tournament, but will be jockeying for seeding and potential byes in the six-team event. The Huskies and Seahawks are tied for third place with nationally ranked William & Mary, with 10 points apiece, and identical 3-2-1 marks in the conference.

Delaware, which has completed its regular season, leads the league with 12 points followed by Drexel with 11.

The Seahawks fashioned a two-all draw with William & Mary on the strength of a two-goal outing from CAA Co-Player of the Week David Sizemore. The red-shirt sophomore gave the Seahawks one-goal leads twice during the game. The Tribe was able to draw even in the 87th minute to force overtime.

The Huskies have dropped their last three games, including a pair of conference tilts to William & Mary and College of Charleston.

There are two other games on the CAA docket Wednesday that will have an impact on the upcoming conference tournament. Charleston hosts Drexel and James Madison visits William & Mary.

UNCW seniors Michael Parrish and Hector Martin will be recognized prior to the game.