The South Atlantic Conference Announces Seeds for the 2017 SAC Men's Soccer Championship

The South Atlantic Conference Announces Seeds for the 2017 SAC Men's Soccer Championship

 

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com)Wingate finished the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer season with an 8-1-1 record and 25 points in South Atlantic Conference play to earn its fourth-straight SAC Regular Season Championship, it was determined today as the Conference season concluded this afternoon. With its title, Wingate will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Championship.

 

Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne finished the SAC season with identical 6-2-2 records and 20 points.  Carson-Newman won the regular season meeting to earn the No. 2 seed as Lenoir-Rhyne picked up the No. 3 seed.  At No. 4 in the seeds was Lincoln Memorial as it closed out its season at 4-3-3 in Conference play to collect 15 points, ahead of Mars Hill who went 4-4-2 in the SAC with 14 points.  Anderson landed at No. 6 with a 4-5-1 League record and 13 points, while Queens came in at No. 7 as it posted a 3-4-3 SAC mark and 12 points.  Newberry, Tusculum and Coker finished tied with 10 points in the SAC.  Newberry broke the tie based on its four points won in the head-to-head matchups.  The Wolves finished the League slate at 3-6-1

 

The 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinals will be played at campus sites on Tuesday, Oct. 31 before moving to Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. for the semifinals and finals on Nov. 3 and 5.   The South Atlantic Conference's Tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament.  The Conference Championship schedule is as follows:

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31 (at Highest Seeds)
Game 1: #1 Wingate vs. #8 Newberry, 7:30pm
Game 2: #4 Lincoln Memorial vs. #5 Mars Hill, 2:00pm
Game 3: #2 Carson-Newman vs. #7 Queens, 7:00pm
Game 4: #3 Lenoir-Rhyne vs. #6 Anderson, 7:00pm

 

Friday, Nov. 3 (Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, S.C.)
Game 5: winner game 1 vs. winner game 2, 11:00am
Game 6: winner game 3 vs. winner game 4, 1:30pm

 

Sunday, Nov. 5 (Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, S.C.)
Game 7: winner game 5 vs. winner game 6, 1:00pm