Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer Draws Carson-Newman for its SAC Tournament Opener


ROCK HILL, SC -- The Catawba men’s soccer team will hit the road to face league co-champion Carson-Newman for its opening match of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament on Wednesday.  The conference office announced the pairings on Sunday.  The Indians fell to Carson-Newman 5-1 in the regular-season meeting. 

Wingate earned the top-seed over Carson-Newman with its 6-0 victory over the Eagles in the regular season.  The Bulldogs will host Brevard in its opening match.  The other two quarterfinal matches will see third-seeded Anderson hosting Lenoir-Rhyne and fourth-seeded Lincoln Memorial hosting Mars Hill.

Quarterfinal winners advance to the tournament semifinals, which will be held at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill, SC, on Friday, November 5.  The two men's semifinals will be played at 6 p.m.  The men's tournament championship will be Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m.  The championship match will be video streamed live over the Internet.

Admission to all Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament events is $5 for adults and $2 for college students and children 13 and under.  Fans showing their Food Lion MVP card can save $1 off the adult admission price. Also, the South Atlantic Conference is collecting new, unused soccer balls, footballs or basketballs during the semifinals and championships in conjunction with WRHI's Toys for Happiness campaign for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Fans donating a ball will receive two complimentary admissions.

Wednesday, November 4
Food Lion SAC Tournament quarterfinals
At higher seed
No. 8 Brevard at No. 1 Wingate, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Catawba at No. 2 Carson-Newman, TBA
No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 3 Anderson, TBA
No. 5 Mars Hill at No. 4 Lincoln Memorial, TBA

Friday, November 6
Food Lion SAC Tournament Semifinals
At Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, SC
Brevard / Wingate winner vs. Mars Hill / Lincoln Memorial winner, 6 p.m.
Catawba / Carson-Newman winner vs. Lenoir-Rhyne / Anderson winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 8
Food Lion SAC Tournament Championship
At Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, SC
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.

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