ASC POSTSEASON: @soccerpatriots to play Tuesday at ETBU

Sunday, October 29, 2017

RICHARDSON – The UT Tyler women's soccer team will play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday against East Texas Baptist in Marshall in the American Southwest Conference Championship quarterfinals in a four-five matchup. 

Hardin-Simmons University posted an 12-0 record in league play to win the regular season title and clinch the No. 1 seed in the 2017 American Southwest Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament October 31, November 3 and 5.

The bracket for the eight-team single-elimination ASC Championship was announced Saturday following completion of conference play.

The 2017 ASC Championship is an eight-team field with the top four seeds -- No. 1 Hardin-Simmons, No. 2 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, No. 3 University of Texas at Dallas and No. 4 East Texas Baptist University -- hosting quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, October 31. The quarterfinal winners advance to the semifinals hosted by Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Texas on Friday, November 3. The conference championship match is scheduled Sunday, November 5.

Defending ASC champion Hardin-Simmons makes its league-leading 20th consecutive tournament appearance. The Cowgirls enter the tournament ranked No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches poll and will host No. 8 seed LeTourneauUniversity. The YellowJackets make their third straight tournament appearance and fifth overall.

Mary Hardin-Baylor makes its fifth consecutive tournament appearance and ninth overall. The Cru will host No. 7 Concordia University Texas, who are making their eighth straight tournament appearance.

UT Dallas enters its 16th consecutive ASC tournament and 18th overall. The Comets will host No. 6 Sul Ross State University. The Lobos are making their second straight appearance in the tournament in just the third year of the program.

East Texas Baptist will make their 11th championship appearance and third in a row. They will host No. 5 UT Tylerwho will make their 11th consecutive appearance. The Patriots have been the tournament runner-up each of the last three years.

The 2017 ASC Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament is the 20th in league history. The winner of the ASC tournament is declared the conference champion and earns automatic qualification to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship.
2017 American Southwest Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament

Tuesday, October 31 / Quarterfinals
Game 1 – #8 LeTourneau at #1 Hardin-Simmons, 2:00 p.m.
Game 2 – #5 UT Tyler at #4 East Texas Baptist, 5:00 p.m.
Game 3 – #7 Concordia Texas at #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor, 5:00 p.m.
Game 4 – #6 Sul Ross State at #3 UT Dallas, 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Hardin-Simmons / Abilene, Texas
Friday, November 3 / Semifinals
Game 5 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11:00 a.m.
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 / Championship
Game 7 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 1:00 p.m.