ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears and Queens Royals finished the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer season with identical 7-3 records and 21 points in South Atlantic Conference play to earn a share of SAC Regular Season Championship. The Bears won the tiebreaker with Royals, based on their 3-2 win on October 6, and will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Championship.
Queens earns the No. 2 seed in the championship, while Tusculum earned the No. 3 seed after finishing the regular season with a record of 6-3-1 and 19 points. Anderson finished with a record 5-2-3 in SAC play and 18 points, while Lincoln Memorial also earned 18 points with a record of 5-2-3 and Wingate also earned 18 points with a record of 6-4. The Trojans slid into the No. 4 seed by virtue of their win over Lenoir-Rhyne, and LMU took the No. 5 seed based on its 3-0 win over the Bulldogs on October 6, leaving Wingate as the No. 6 seed.
Carson-Newman clinched the No. 7 seed with a record of 4-3-3 and 15 points in conference play, with Coker rounding out the field with the No. 8 seed is Coker. The Cobras finished the regular season with a record of 3-6-1 and 10 points.
The 2018 South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinals will be played at campus sites on Tuesday, Oct. 30 before moving to Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. for the semifinals and finals on Nov. 2 and 4. 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. 30 (at Highest Seeds)
Game 1: #1 Lenoir-Rhyne vs. #8 Coker, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: #4 Anderson vs. #5 Lincoln Memorial, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: #2 Queens vs. #7 Carson-Newman, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: #3 Tusculum vs. #6 Wingate, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2 (Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, S.C.)
Game 5: winner game 1 vs. winner game 2, 4:30 p.m.
Game 6: winner game 3 vs. winner game 4, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4 (Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, S.C.)
Game 7: winner game 5 vs. winner game 6, 4:00 p.m.
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