RALEIGH, N.C. - The Meredith College Avenging Angels are set to host the Piedmont Lions in the opening round of the USA South conference tournament Saturday afternoon. First kick is slated for 2:30 p.m. at the Meredith Athletic Field on October 27.
Meredith secured a fourth place finish in regular season standings losing only to the top three seeds, Averett--undefeated in the USA South, Maryville and Christopher Newport.
The top eight conference finishers earned a bid in the 2012 tournment. Semifinalists will head to the Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville, Virginia, November 2, to compete in neutral territory for the championship.
First Round - Saturday, Oct. 27
#8 Methodist at #1 Averett - 11:30 a.m. (Sunday, Oct. 28)
#7 Ferrum at #2 Maryville - 7:00 p.m.
#6 Greensboro at #3 Christopher Newport - 4:30 p.m.
#5 Piedmont at #4 Meredith - 2:30 p.m.
Semifinals - Friday, Nov. 2 (Smith River Sports Complex - Martinsville, Va.)
#5/#4 Winner vs. #8/#1 Winner - 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.*
#6/#3 Winner vs. #7/#2 Winner - 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.*
Final - Saturday, Nov. 3 (Smith River Sports Complex - Martinsville, Va.)
Semifinal Winners - 5:00 p.m.
NOTE: The USA South charges admission to all tournament contests, including Saturday's quarterfinals hosted by each of the top four seeded league institutions. Students, faculty and staff with a school I.D., as well as seniors and children, will pay $3 at the gate. All others will pay $6 for general admission.
For more information, check out the official USA South Women's Soccer Tournament web site.