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VCU Claims Top Seed in A10 Men's Soccer Championship

By Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The VCU men’s soccer team finished the year 6-1-1 in conference play to clinch the Atlantic 10 regular season title and the top seed for the 2018 A-10 Men’s Soccer Championship. The eight-team championship begins on the campuses of the top four seeds and then heads to Saint Louis’s Robert R. Hermann Stadium for the semifinals and final, Nov 9-11.


VCU finished its season with an overall record of 10-5-1, earning 19 total points in conference play. They will host No. 8 Massachusetts at 2:00 pm on Sunday. UMass (7-8-2) defeated George Washington 3-1, in a must-win game Wednesday afternoon to earn the final spot in the championship. The Minutemen finished with nine points at 3-5-0 in league play.


Davidson (5-2-1, 16 points) is seeded second with a 9-6-2 overall record. The Wildcats will host seventh-seeded Dayton in the quarterfinals at 1:00 pm on Sunday. The Flyers had 13 points to earn the seventh seed, with a 4-3-1 conference record and an 8-5-4 overall mark.


George Mason is seeded third with 15 points and a 5-3-0 A-10 record. The Patriots, who are 7-7-0 overall, will host sixth-seeded Saint Louis at 2:00 pm on Sunday. The Billikens are 3-1-4 in league play with 13 points and 6-3-7 overall.


Rhode Island is seeded fourth with 15 points at 5-3-0 in A-10 games and 12-4-0 overall. Rhody will host fifth-seeded Fordham on Sunday at 1:00 pm in the quarterfinal contest. Fordham finished with 13 points with a 4-3-1 conference record and an 8-4-4 overall mark.


George Mason Claimed the third seed over Rhode Island based on a head-to-head tiebreaker. Fordham, Saint Louis and Dayton all tied with 13 points in conference play with Fordham claiming the fifth seed and Saint Louis the sixth the fifth seed through a multi-team tiebreaker. Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure and Saint Joseph’s tied with nine points in conference play. UMass claimed the final spot in the championship through a multi-team tiebreaker.


The winner of the VCU/Massachusetts and Rhode Island/Fordham games will meet in Saint Louis in Friday’s first semifinal game at 1:00 pm CT. The second semifinal match, which begins at 3:30 pm CT, will feature the winners of Davidson/Dayton and George Mason/Saint Louis games. The championship final will be played on Sunday, Nov. 11 at noon CT. The winner will earn the A-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.


Tickets for the championship will be available on site at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. All three rounds of the championship will be streamed on ESPN+. For complete coverage of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Championship, log on to the Championship Central page at Atlantic10.com

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