CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charleston Southern has earned the No. 8 seed in the 2016 Big South Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinals as announced by the league office on Tuesday night.
CSU (2-5-1, 7 points) will travel this weekend to face No. 1 seed and regular-season champion High Point (7-1-1, 22 points) in a 2:00 p.m. matchup on Sunday that will air on the Big South Network. At their last meeting on October 15, the Buccaneers were unable to put a stop to the Panthers' hot start and lost the contest, 3-1.
This is the first time HPU has been named the soccer regular-season champions since 2012. Liberty finished second with a 7-2 conference record and 21 points, while Campbell and Gardner-Webb finished with identical 6-3 conference records. The Camels earned the No. 3 seed as a result of a head-to-head tiebreaker. Each of the top four seeds will host a quarterfinal-round match this weekend.
Longwood sealed the No. 5 seed with a 5-3-1 record and 16 points, while Radford finished sixth with a 5-4 mark and 15 points. Just above CSU in the No. 7 seed is UNC Asheville, who finished the season with a 3-6 conference record for nine points.
The 2016 Big South Women's Soccer Championship quarterfinals will be played at campus sites this weekend before moving to Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C. for the semifinals and finals on Nov. 4 and 6. The quarterfinals and semifinals will air on the Big South Network, while the final will be shown on ESPN3. The Big South's tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament. The full tournament schedule is as follows:
Quarterfinals (Campus Sites), Friday, Oct. 28 - Sunday, Oct. 30
|Friday||Oct. 28||#5 Longwood at #4 Gardner-Webb||7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||Oct. 29||#6 Radford at #3 Campbell||6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||Oct. 30||#7 UNC Asheville at #2 Liberty||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||Oct. 30||#8 Charleston Southern at #1 High Point||2:00 p.m.|
Semifinals (Bryan Park - Greensboro, N.C.) - Friday, Nov. 4
|Match 5||No. 4/5 winner vs. No. 1/8 winner||4:00 p.m.|
|Match 6||No. 2/7 winner vs. No. 3/6 winner||7:00 p.m.|
Final (Bryan Park - Greensboro, N.C.) - Sunday, Nov. 6
|Match 7||Winner Match 5 vs. winner, Match 6||2:00 p.m.|