ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Montreat finished the regular season with a 7-1-1 conference record to win the 2012 Appalachian Athletic Conference women's soccer regular-season championship and earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming league tournament, the conference announced Monday.
The Lady Cavaliers are the fifth different team to win the regular-season championship over the past five years. Former AAC member King won it 2008 with Union winning it in 2009. In 2010, Union, Tennessee Wesleyan and Milligan all shared the title, and Reinhardt claimed the regular-season crown in 2011.
Here are the complete tournament seedings:
Milligan earned the No. 3 seed over Union since it won the regular-season match over the Lady Bulldogs. Point, Bryan and St. Andrews all finished with 2-6-1 league records, but Point is the No. 7 seed since it has a goal differential of minus-9. Bryan is the No. 8 seed since it has a goal differential of minus-14, and St. Andrews is the No. 9 seed since it lost to both Point and Bryan during the regular season.
The tournament format is a nine-team, single-elimination format, and the schedule is as follows:
Opening Round - At Higher Seed's Site
Tuesday, October 30
No. 10 Virginia Intermont at No. 7 Point, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
No. 9 St. Andrews at No. 8 Bryan, 7 p.m.
Quarterfinal Round - At Higher Seed's Site
Saturday, November 3
Virginia Intermont/Point winner at No. 1 Montreat, Time TBD
No. 5 Reinhardt at No. 4 Union, Time TBD
No. 6 Columbia at No. 3 Milligan, Time TBD
St. Andrews/Bryan at No. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan, Time TBD
Semifinal and Championship Rounds - At Highest Remaining Seed's Site
Thursday, November 8
Reinhardt/Union winner vs. Virginia Intermont/Point/Montreat winner, Time TBD
Columbia/Milligan winner vs. St. Andrews/Bryan/Tennessee Wesleyan winner, Time TBD
Saturday, November 10
Championship Match - Time TBD
For complete tournament information including statistics, please visit the tournament page.