Furman Top Seed In SoCon Soccer, Chattanooga Sixth

Monday, October 23, 2017 - by SoCon
Furman’s women’s soccer team has claimed the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Championship after posting an 8-0-1 league mark this season. The Paladins, who shared the regular-season championship, earned the No 1. seed via tiebreaker.
 
The tournament begins Wednesday with a pair of first-round matches on campus sites. The quarterfinal round follows on Oct. 28-29 at campus sites, while the semifinals and championship will be played at the Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium on Nov.
3 and 5, respectively.
 
Furman and Samford entered the weekend with 7-0 marks, each winning Friday before battling to a scoreless draw Sunday. The Paladins, who beat Chattanooga 1-0 on Friday, which finished the 2017 season with a 12-2-2 record overall and will host either No. 8 seed ETSU or No. 9 seed Wofford on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. ET.
 
Samford, who finished the regular season with a 12-5-2 overall record, has now claimed at least a share of the Southern Conference championship for the fourth straight year. The Bulldogs defeated Wofford 2-0 on Friday before battling Furman to a tie on Sunday. Samford will face either No. 7 Mercer or No. 10 The Citadel on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. CT.
 
UNCG locked up the No. 3 spot on Friday, defeating Mercer 1-0. The Spartans finished the regular season 8-7-3 overall, topping The Citadel 4-0 on Sunday. UNCG will host No. 6 Chattanooga on Oct, 28 at 7 p.m. ET. 
 
Western Carolina and VMI both finished the season 4-4-1 in conference play, with the Catamounts earning the No. 4 seed through a tiebreaker. VMI earned a 1-0 victory over Mercer on Sunday, vaulting from the bottom four to the No. 5 seed. The two sides will face off on Sunday, October 29 at 1 p.m.
 
Mercer claimed the No. 7 seed while ETSU is No. 8. The Bears will welcome No. 10 The Citadel to campus on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET., while the Bucs will host No. 9 Wofford at 7 p.m. ET.
 
The tournament winner earns the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. The SoCon final on Nov. 5 will air live on ESPN3.
 
2017 Women's Soccer Championship

Wednesday, Oct. 25 
First Round (at higher seeds)
Match 1: No. 9 Wofford at No. 8 ETSU, 7 p.m. ET
Match 2: No 10 The Citadel at No. 7 Mercer, 7 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 28 
Quarterfinals (at higher seeds)
Match 5: Winner Match 2 at No. 2 Samford, 7 p.m. CT
Match 6: No. 6 Chattanooga at No. 3 UNCG, 7 p.m. ET 

Sunday Oct. 29
Match 3: Winner Match 1 at No. 1 Furman, 2 p.m. ET
Match 4: No. 5 VMI at No. 4 Western Carolina, 1 p.m. ET 

Friday, Nov. 3 
Semifinals (Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium; Birmingham, Ala.)
Match 7: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 5 p.m. CT
Match 8: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 7:30 p.m. CT 

Sunday, Nov. 5 
Final (Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium; Birmingham, Ala.) 
Match 9: Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8, 1 p.m. CT

PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 Baylor at MBA CAK at Boyd-Buchanan Maryville at Bradley McMinn Central at Brainerd Tyner at Central Chattanooga Christian at Grace Christian McMinn Co. at Cleveland Cloudland at Copper Basin Howard at East Hamilton Hixson at East Ridge Middle Tennessee Christian at Grace ... (click for more)

Dalton State Lady Roadrunners Compete At The Sand Shark Invitational

The Lady Roadrunners Cross Country team ran against 41 other schools on Saturday in the Sand Shark Invitational in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Running with four Roadrunners on the sidelines, the ladies were still fast enough to finish 17th. It was a warm, humid morning when they toed the crowded starting line with 290 runners in the field.    When the sand had settled, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Investigating Shooting That Victim Says Happened A Week Ago

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on Friday evening after a person arrived with a gunshot wound.   The injured man told police he was shot on Thursday, Oct. 11. He said he was shot while on the dance floor of a club somewhere along Brainerd Road.   If you have any information about the incident, call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. You ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Teach For America Raises Concerns

For the last several years, many groups, individuals and parties interested in preserving public education for our children have stood firm as a rampantly growing privatization movement has descended upon our local educational landscape.  We saw last year the Department of Education push a plan that would form a partnership zone which could potentially lead to schools in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Inequality & The Left

The story is told about a liberal politician who was getting a room full of snowflakes all heated up over equity and equality, which is big with the political Left right now. One of his handlers finally got the chance and whispered in his ear, “Use ‘fairness’ instead! That’s what sells … “ Afterwards a newspaper column read, “The liberals love fairness because it cannot be measured. ... (click for more)