South Alabama To Host Sun Belt Soccer Championships This Week

October 29, 2012 · By · Filed Under Soccer 

The Sun Belt Conference released the seeding for the upcoming soccer championships that will be hosted by the University of South Alabama that begin this week. The championships will run from Wednesday through Sunday at The Cage.

Florida International, Middle Tennessee State and North Texas were each crowned 2012 Sun Belt Conference regular season champions on Friday after each team finished the year with 25 points. It is the first time in the conference’s history that they have crowned three schools as champions.

North Texas earned the top seed in the tournament by winning the three-team tiebreaker over MTSU and FIU. North Texas tied FIU and defeated MTSU giving the Mean Green four points. While MTSU defeated FIU and lost to North Texas for three points. FIU earned one point for tying with North Texas.

South Alabama is a seven seed and will face the #2 seed MTSU at 7pm on Wednesday. South Alabama, being the tournament’s host, was allowed to choose it’s quarterfinal match time.

Here are the seedings of the eight teams that will compete this week.

  1. North Texas (13-4-2, 8-1-1 SBC)
  2. Middle Tennessee State (13-4-1, 8-1-1 SBC)
  3. Florida International (11-5-2, 8-1-1 SBC)
  4. Western Kentucky (11-4-3, 6-1-3 SBC)
  5. Arkansas State (11-7-1, 5-4-1 SBC)
  6. Troy (9-9-2, 4-5-1 SBC)
  7. South Alabama (8-9-3, 3-5-2 SBC)
  8. Florida Atlantic (5-12, 3-7 SBC)

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Match 1: 10AM – #1 UNT vs #8 FAU
Match 2: 1PM – #4 WKU vs #5 Arkansas State
Match 3: 4PM – #3 FIU vs #6 Troy
Match 4: 7PM – #2 MTSU vs #7 South Alabama

Friday Nov. 2:
Match 5: 4PM – Match 5 Winner vs Match 2 Winner
Match 6: 7PM – Match 3 Winner vs Match 4 Winner

Sunday Nov 4:
Championship Match: 1PM Match 5 Winner vs Match 6 Winner

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