SoCon Men's Soccer Tournament Bracket Finalized
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - With 14 points and identical 4-1-2 records in SoCon play, UNCG, Furman and College of Charleston have all clinched a share of the Southern Conference men's soccer regular season championship and will enter the league's tournament as the top three seeded teams.
The event begins Saturday, November 6 with first round matches played at the top four seeds in the event over the weekend. The semifinals and championship will be played on November 12 and 14 at the Patriots Point Athletics Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
By virtue of a 1-0-1 mark against fellow co-champions Furman and College of Charleston, UNCG has been awarded the event's top seed.
The Spartans (9-5-4, 4-1-2), under the guidance of interim head coach Justin Maullin, rebounded from a loss in their SoCon opener to finish league play with 14 points and claim a share of the regular season title for the sixth time in 14 SoCon seasons. UNCG will play host to No. 8 seed Georgia Southern (3-10-3, 0-6-1) Saturday at 7 p.m. in the first round.
Furman (8-6-4, 4-1-2) is seeded second in the SoCon Men's Soccer Championship by virtue of a 1-0 win over College of Charleston on Oct. 22. The Paladins, which have now won or shared 19 regular season championships in the past 28 seasons, will face No. 7 seed Wofford (3-10-3, 1-6), the tournament's defending champion, for the second straight match, after defeating the Terriers, 2-1, on Tuesday night in Spartanburg to force the three-way tie atop the league standings. That match will kick off Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in Greenville, S.C.
College of Charleston (10-3-3, 4-1-2) also claimed a share of the regular season championship, the first in school history, and will carry the No. 3 seed into the tournament. The Cougars host sixth-seeded Davidson (6-6-6, 1-3-3) Saturday at 7 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Appalachian State (7-6-3, 4-2-1) and Elon (8-5-5, 4-2-1) tied for fourth in the SoCon standings, but the Mountaineers' 2-1, double overtime victory over the Phoenix on Oct. 23 gives ASU the home match when the two meet in the first round. That tilt is slated to start at 3 p.m. Saturday in Boone, N.C.
The tournament winner earns the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Soccer Championships.
2010 Southern Conference Men's Soccer Championship
November 6 (Saturday)
First Round (at higher seed)
#5 Elon at #4 Appalachian State 3 p.m.
#8 Georgia Southern at #1 UNCG 7 p.m.
#6 Davidson at #3 College of Charleston 7 p.m.
November 7 (Sunday)
First Round (at higher seed)
#7 Wofford at #2 Furman 7 p.m.
November 12 (Friday)
Semifinals at Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
UNCG-Georgia Southern winner vs. Appalachian State-Elon winner 5 p.m.
Furman-Wofford winner vs. College of Charleston-Davidson winner 7:30 p.m.
November 14 (Sunday)
Championship at Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Championship Match 1 p.m.
ALL TIMES EASTERN
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 23:40