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La Salle Claims Top Seed in 2017 #A10WSOC Championship

Release: 10/22/2017
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The La Salle women’s soccer team went unbeaten (9-0-1) to clinch the Atlantic 10 regular season title and the top seed for the 2017 A-10 Women’s Soccer Championship. The eight-team championship begins on the campuses of the top four seeds, then heads to VCU's Sports Backers Stadium for the semifinals and finals, Nov. 3-5.

Tickets for the championship will be available at Sports Backers Stadium. All three rounds of the championship will be streamed for free on the A-10 Network, and are also available on mobile devices through the A-10 app.

The Explorers (14-3-2) finished their season with a 1-0 victory against VCU, earning 28 total points in conference play. They will host No. 8 Dayton at 1:00 pm on Saturday. Dayton (9-8-2) defeated Massachusetts, 3-1, in a must-win contest to earn the final spot in the championship. The Flyers finished with 14 points at 4-4-2 in league play. 

Saint Louis (7-2-1, 22 points) is seeded second with a 15-2-2 overall record. The Billikens will host seventh-seeded Saint Joseph's Hawks in the championship’s first-round game at 8:00 pm (7 pm local) on Saturday. The Hawks had 17 points to earn the seventh seed, with a 5-3-2 conference record and a 10-5-3 overall mark. The Hawks are a seven seed by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker with VCU. 

George Mason is seeded third with 20 points and a 6-2-2 A-10 record. The Patriots, who are 9-8-2 overall, won their last game Sunday with a dramatic come-from-behind victory against Rhode Island to secure the seed. George Mason will host sixth-seeded VCU at 1:00 pm on Sunday. The Rams are 5-3-2 in league play with 17 points, and 9-5-3 overall, earning the sixth-seed in a head-to-head 1-0 victory against Saint Joseph's earlier in the season.

Duquesne is seeded fourth with 19 points at 6-3-1 in A-10 games and 10-5-3 overall. The Dukes held George Washington to a scoreless double-overtime draw on Sunday, giving them the extra point and the higher seed over the Colonials, who they will host again on Saturday at 1:00 pm in the first-round contest. George Washington finished with 18 points with a 5-2-3 conference record and a 10-4-4 overall mark. 

The winner of the La Salle/Dayton and Duquesne/George Washington games will meet in Richmond in Friday’s first semifinal game at 2:00 pm. The second semifinal match, which begins at 4:30 pm, which feature the winners of Saint Louis/Saint Joseph's and George Mason/VCU. The championship final will be played on Sunday at noon. The championship winner will earn the A-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

For complete coverage of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship, log on to the Championship Central at Atlantic10.com.  


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