Women’s Soccer Team Earns Top Seed in CAA Tournament

Posted: November 2, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason women’s soccer team is the top seed in the 2000 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament, which begins today at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex.

The Patriots finished the season in a first-place tie in the CAA with the University of Richmond and the College of William and Mary. All three teams had 6-2 conference records. Richmond is unable to compete in the CAA Tournament because of its impending move to the Atlantic 10 next season. The Patriots defeated William and Mary, 1-0, on Sept. 30, which gives Mason the top seed by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker.

William and Mary is the second seed, and James Madison University is third. Old Dominion University (fourth), Virginia Commonwealth University (fifth), and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington (sixth) round out the six-team tournament. East Carolina University and American University are also unable to participate because of their impending moves to new conferences.

Mason and William and Mary receive byes into the semifinals. James Madison will play UNC Wilmington at 5 p.m. today in the opening game of the tournament. Virginia Commonwealth meets Old Dominion in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.

Semifinal games will be at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The Patriots will play the winner of the Virginia Commonwealth/Old Dominion contest, and William and Mary plays the winner of the James Madison/UNC Wilmington game. As the host team of the tourney, Old Dominion gets to play in the late game. If the Monarchs win, they will meet Mason at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. An Old Dominion loss means Mason will play Virginia Commonwealth at 5 p.m. The championship will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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