NJCU (2-1), winners of two straight games, will host Baruch College (0-1-1) of the City University of New York Athletic Conference, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham (1-2) of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom, and Keystone College (1-1) of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) in the two-day event from Sept. 8-9.
The tournament is in the classic style format with four pre-determined matches. On September 8, Baruch and FDU will meet at 1 p.m. followed by NJCU and Keystone at 3:30 p.m. On September 9, Baruch and Keystone square off at 12 p.m., following by NJCU and FDU-Florham at 2:30 p.m.
NJCU has hosted the event in either a men’s or women’s format in every season since 2004, except for 2008. This will be the sixth men’s Liberty Cup and the first since 2009.
With the tournament conducted as a classic style format, the winner of the tournament will be based on points. Teams will receive three points for a win and one for a tie (none for a loss). Tiebreakers, in order of significance, are head-to-head result (if applicable), fewest goals against, goal differential, total goals scored, and fewest yellow cards accumulated.
At this completion of the tournament there will be a championship ‘cup’ presented, a runner-up trophy, a most valuable player award and an 11-man All-Tournament Team.
“I’m excited to get the home season open and I’m looking forward to four good matches,” said first-year head coach Patrick Snyder. “Hopefully we’ll have some nice weather so the fans can enjoy what we expect to be a great tournament.”