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Saint Louis Claims Top Seed in #A10WSOC Championship

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Saint Louis women’s soccer team went a perfect 10-0 to clinch the Atlantic 10 regular season title and the top seed for the 2018 A-10 Women’s Soccer Championship. The eight-team championship begins on the campuses of the top four seeds, then heads to Dayton's Baujan Field for the semifinals and finale, Nov. 2-4.

Tickets for the championship will be available at Baujan Field. All three rounds of the championship will be streamed on the ESPN+, the new home for live Atlantic 10 action.

The Billikens finished their season with a 2-0 victory at home against George Washington, earning 30 total points in conference play. They will host No. 8 Dayton at 2:00 pm EST (1 pm local) on Sunday, Oct 28. Dayton (8-8-2) fell to Massachusetts, 2-0, in their final game of the season. The Flyers finished with 13 points at 4-5-1 in league play. 

VCU (9-1, 27 points) is seeded second with a 14-3 overall record. The Rams will host the seventh-seeded George Washington Colonials in the championship’s first-round game at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Colonials had 18 points to earn the seventh seed, with a 6-4 conference record and a 10-7-1 overall mark. 

Saint Joseph's is seeded third with 24 points and an 8-2 A-10 record. The Hawks, who are 13-4-2 overall, won their final game Sunday, 1-0, over St. Bonaventure, and earn the third seed by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker with George Mason, who also finished with 24 points. Saint Joseph's will host sixth-seeded Fordham at 7:00 pm on Saturday. The Rams are 6-3-1 in league play with 19 points, and 9-8-1 overall, earning the sixth-seed in a tiebreaker with UMass in record against common opponents.

George Mason is seeded fourth with 24 points at 8-2 in A-10 games and 13-5 overall, losing a head-to-head tiebreaker against SJU. The Patriots defeated Rhode Island, 5-1, on their final day of play, and will host the UMass Minutewomen on Saturday at 7:00 pm. UMass finished with 19 points with a 6-3-1 conference record and an 11-5-1 overall mark.

The winner of the Saint Louis/Dayton and George Mason/Massachusetts games will meet in Dayton in Friday’s first semifinal game at 1:00 pm. The second semifinal match, which begins at 3:30 pm, which feature the winners of VCU/GW and SJU/Fordham. 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 2018 Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship, log on to the Championship Central at Atlantic10.com.  


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