UT MARTIN SET TO HOST OVC SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEK
October 29, 2012
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin will play host to the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Soccer Championship, which will be played at Skyhawk Field on Nov. 1-4.
The Skyhawk soccer team clinched their first outright OVC regular season championship on Sunday with a 6-0 win against Tennessee Tech, earning the top seed and right to host the league tournament.
Action begins on Thursday, Nov. 1 with a pair of quarterfinal matches. No. 4 Southeast Missouri (6-9-4, 5-3-2 OVC) will take on No. 5 Belmont (8-8-2, 4-4-2 OVC) at 4 p.m., followed by a matchup between No. 3 Eastern Kentucky (10-7-2, 6-3-1 OVC) and No. 6 SIU Edwardsville (7-7-3, 4-4-2 OVC) at 7 p.m.
The league’s top two seeds then make their tournament debuts on Friday, Nov. 2 in the semifinals. No. 1 UT Martin (11-5-3, 8-1-1 OVC) will battle the winner of the Southeast Missouri/Belmont matchup at 4 p.m., followed by No. 2 Austin Peay (11-7-1, 7-2-1 OVC) taking on the winner of Eastern Kentucky/SIU Edwardsville at 7 p.m.
An off day follows before the championship match occurs at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. The winner of that match earns the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Admission for the entire tournament is free. Live stats will be available for all five matches in the tournament at the link above. Check out www.UTMSports.com and www.OVCSports.com for the latest news concerning the 2012 OVC Soccer Championships.