Ladies Earn No. 2 Seed in AMC Soccer Tourney
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
by Steve Wilson
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The 2011 American Midwest Conference Women's Soccer Tournament bracket has been set, and Park University has claimed the No. 1 seed in the tournament after tying with the tournament's No. 2 seed, Hannibal-LaGrange University, for the 2011 AMC women's soccer regular-season crown.
Park (10-7, 8-2 AMC) won the tiebreaker over the Trojans (10-8, 8-2) by way of goal differential after the two teams split their regular-season series. Park beat HLG in Parkville by three scores, and the Trojans beat the Pirates in Hannibal on a double-overtime game-winner by the league's leading scorer, Fernanda Miaci.
The 2011 tournament will get underway on Friday when the first of two quarterfinal games kicks off in the afternoon, when Harris-Stowe State University (2-14-2, 1-8-1), the No. 5 seed, travels to No. 4 Missouri Baptist University (6-11-1, 5-4-1) at 1 p.m.
A second quarterfinal game will take place under the lights in Fulton, Mo., when sixth-seeded Benedictine University at Springfield (1-16-1, 0-9-1) makes the trip to No. 3 William Woods University (7-8-2, 6-3-1), with first kick scheduled for 7 p.m.
The two quarterfinal winners will move on to Monday's semifinal round, and both games are scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. The lowest remaining seed, in accordance with AMC by-laws, will make the trip to Julian Field in Parkville to take on the top-seeded Pirates, while the two remaining middle seeds will meet at Blackwell Field in Hannibal, Mo., at Hannibal-LaGrange.
A championship match is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, with start time to be determined. The game will be take place at the home field of the best remaining seed.
The 2011 AMC tournament winner will move on to the opening round of the 2011 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, which takes place Nov. 19 at 16 NAIA campus sites nationwide. The 16 winners in the 32-team field will then move on to Decatur, Ala., Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, when a national champion will be decided at the Jack Allen Complex in a 16-team, single-elimination, single-site tournament. For more information on the NAIA tournament, log on to www.naia.org.
Throughout the 2011 AMC tournament, check www.amcsportsonline.com for scores and an updated bracket.
Hannibal-LaGrange University is a Division I NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) institution and a member of the American Midwest Conference.
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