HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The Hofstra University women will travel to No. 4 seed Boston College for the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Championship at the Newton Soccer Field Friday at 7 p.m.

The Pride (15-5-1, 6-2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) earned the CAA’s automatic bid to the tournament this past Saturday, defeating top-seeded James Madison, 2-1, in Harrisonburg, Va. to take home the CAA title for the second time in as many years and fifth time overall.

The NCAA appearance is Hofstra’s seventh in program history and the third in the past four seasons.

Hofstra is 2-6-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament play. Hofstra has played Boston College twice in the NCAA Tournament, dropping a 3-1 decision in the 2010 second round followed by a 2-0 loss in the 2012 first round. The Pride is 0-4 all-time versus the Eagles.

Hofstra will enter the tournament on a six-game winning streak and a seven-game unbeaten streak. The Pride won all three CAA Championship games by shutout and has not allowed a goal in four games.

Boston College, ranked 19th in the most recent United Soccer Coaches poll, is 14-4-1 overall. The Eagles lost in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals to Clemson in their last outing.