LONGWOOD TO HOST BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINAL SATURDAY
FARMVILLE, Va. -- Longwood University will host a Big South Conference Women’s Soccer Championshipquarterfinal match on Saturday, October 27, against Liberty University at the Athletics Complex in Farmville at 6 p.m. The Lancers, who have a record of 13-5-1 overall, 8-2-1 in the Big South, are the number three seed in the eight-team tournament. The Flames, who have a record of 11-7-2 overall, 5-4-2 in the Big South, are the number six seed. Longwood and Liberty will be meeting for the second time in five days after the Lancers’ 1-0 road win against the Flames in the regular-season finale on Tuesday in Lynchburg. The postseason Big South Championship event includes ticket prices of $4 for adults and $1 for students with an ID. Admission is free for children ages five and under.
“This is a special opportunity for our program and we earned the right to host with what we accomplished in the regular season,” said 19th-year head coach Todd Dyer ‘93. “Now we hope to capitalize on our home field advantage with the support of our Longwood and Farmville community. Go Lancers!”
The 2012 Big South Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinals will be played at campus sites before moving to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the semifinals and finals on November 2-4. The quarterfinals and semifinals will air on the Big South Network, with the finals airing on ESPN3. The Big South Tournament Champion receives an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship.
High Point University (9-5-6, 8-1-2) is the top seed and will host the eight seed Charleston Southern University (7-10-1, 5-6) on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Radford University (11-2-4, 7-0-4) is the number two seed and will host the seven seed Campbell University (10-7-1, 5-6) on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Winthrop University (10-6-2, 7-2-2) is the number four seed and will host the five seed Coastal Carolina University (10-8, 7-4) on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The conference championship schedule is below.
Saturday, October 27 (Campus Sites)Game 1: #5 Coastal Carolina at #4 Winthrop, 6 p.m.
Game 2: #8 Charleston Southern at #1 High Point, 7 p.m.
Game 3: #7 Campbell at #2 Radford, 7 p.m.
Game 4: #6 Liberty at #3 Longwood, 6 p.m.
Friday, November 2 (Winthrop)Game 5: winner game 1 vs. winner game 2, 4:30 p.m.
Game 6: winner game 3 vs. winner game 4, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 (Winthrop)Game 7: winner game 5 vs. winner game 6, 2 p.m.