October 24, 2012

ODAC Men's Soccer Tournament Bracket Released - LC Nabs #3 Spot

Maroons Capture Top Seed for Second Straight Year

Story Courtesy of the ODAC Office

Interactive Tournament Bracket

FOREST, Va. ---
 The top seed of the 2012 ODAC Men's Soccer Tournament is a familiar face as Roanoke College enters the eight-team field with the number-one billing for the second straight year.  The Maroons' 2-1 overtime triumph on Tuesday evening gave them the necessary points to stay ahead of Washington and Lee University, which holds down the second seed.

Joining Roanoke and W&L as first round hosts are third-seeded Lynchburg College and #4 Guilford College.  The Quakers are hosting a tournament quarterfinal for the first time since 2004 when GC was the third seed, its highest rating since joining the ODAC in 1991.

Fifth-seeded Randolph College, the defending ODAC champions, travel to Greensboro for a Saturday quarterfinal matchup. The WildCats are joined on the road by Virginia Wesleyan College and Bridgewater College, who tied for sixth in the regular season standings.  The Marlins earned the sixth seed via head-to-head tiebreakers and will travel west to Lynchburg.  The #7 Eagles head 55 miles south to Washington and Lee.

The final seed also required tie-breakers to decide.  Eastern Mennonite University and Hampden-Sydney College tied for eighth in the league standings after the final day.  The Royals enter the tournament as the #8 seed thanks to their head-to-head victory over the Tigers during the regular season.  EMU will travel to Roanoke for its quarterfinal contest.

ODAC tournament action begins Saturday, October 27, with four quarterfinal matchups to be played at the highest four seeds.  The winners will play Wednesday, October 31, at the two highest remaining seeds.  The ODAC Championship will take place on Saturday, November 3, on the campus of the remaining highest seed.  Game times have yet to be announced.

For more information on the upcoming tournament, see the pairings below and visit the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.  Game times will be added to the ODAC Men's Soccer Championship website (click here) as they become available.

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ODAC MEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
Quarterfinals – Saturday, October 27
Game 1:  #8 Eastern Mennonite at #1 Roanoke - TBA
Game 2:  #5 Randolph at #4 Guilford - TBA
Game 3:  #7 Bridgewater at #2 Washington and Lee - TBA
Game 4:  #6 Virginia Wesleyan at #3 Lynchburg - TBA

Semifinals – Wednesday, October 31
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (at higher seed) - TBA
Game 6: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (at higher seed) – TBA

Championship – Saturday, November 3
Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (at higher seed) – TBA

*All game times have yet to be determined