CSU Selected as #2 Seed in NCAA Regional, To Host First and Second Rounds This Weekend
Columbus, GA - Columbus State's women's soccer team had to sit
idle for almost a week after its upset loss to Montevallo in the
Peach Belt Conference Tournament opening round last Tuesday. Most
around the program wondered just how the loss would affect the
team's seeding for the NCAA Southeast Regional. The answer came
Monday night as CSU was announced as the number two seed and were
awarded a host site for the tournament's first and second round
"We weren't sure exactly what was going to happen after that game on Tuesday," said CSU head coach Jay Entlich. "Thankfully, our schedule was strong enough throughout the year and having 15 wins kept us where we were. We are really excited to be able to play in the regional on our home field again this year."
CSU will play host for the event for the third consecutive year and is making its fourth overall tournament appearance. CSU has advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round in each of the last two seasons, hosting that round in 2007.
Carson-Newman remained the top seed in the Southeast Region after winning the South Atlantic Conference tournament championship on Sunday. They will host an all SAC first and second round as Newberry and Tusculum will meet Friday for the right to face the Eagles.
At the Walden Soccer Complex on Friday, PBC Tournament champions Armstrong Atlantic State (15-3-3, #3 seed) will face Belmont Abbey (14-5, #6 seed), the Conference Carolinas tournament champion. The game is tentatively scheduled for 7 PM, however times and other details will be finalized on Tuesday afternoon. The winner of that contest will advance to face CSU on Sunday at 1 PM. AASU is making its third NCAA appearance and first as the automatic qualifier from the PBC. Belmont Abbey is making its first-ever NCAA appearance.