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Liberty Tabbed No. 6 Seed in Big South Championship
After going 4-5 in conference play this season, the Liberty women' soccer team has been announced as the No. 6 seed heading into this week's Big South Women's Soccer Championship presented by Musco Sports Lighting. The tournament will be contested at Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium in Radford, Va.
Liberty is paired against the No. 3 seed, Coastal Carolina. During the regular season, the Chanticleers edged the Lady Flames at CCU Soccer Field, 1-0, on Oct. 4.
Winthrop, Radford, Coastal Carolina, Charleston Southern and High Point all tied for the Big South's women's soccer regular-season championship, with 19 points and 6-2-1 league records, marking the first time in Big South history that five teams tied for the regular-season title. Based on the conference's tie-breaking procedure, Winthrop receives the No. 1 seed.
Tournament host Radford landed the No. 2 seed, while Coastal Carolina notched the No. 3 seed. Charleston Southern claimed the No. 4 seed, while 2009 Big South Tournament Champion High Point garnered the No. 5 seed. Liberty garnered 12 points this season to grab the No. 6 seed, followed by Gardner-Webb (3-4-2), which enters the tournament as the No. 7 seed with 11 points. VMI is the No. 8 seed with its final conference record of 2-6-1 record (7 points).
The tournament begins Thursday with four quarterfinal matches and concludes with the championship game on Sunday. The Big South's tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.
Thursday, Nov. 4
Game 1: No. 4 seed Charleston Southern vs. No. 5 seed High Point, 11:30 a.m.
Game 2: No. 1 seed Winthrop vs. No. 8 seed VMI, 2 p.m.
Game 3: No. 3 seed Coastal Carolina vs. No. 6 seed Liberty, 4:30 p.m.
Game 4: No. 2 seed Radford vs. No. 7 seed Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 5
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Semifinals), 4 p.m.
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Semifinals), 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (Championship), 2 p.m.