HIGH POINT, N.C. – Limestone College officially captured the 2018 Conference Carolinas men's soccer regular season title on Saturday (Oct. 27) afternoon. The Saints have claimed the No. 1 seed in the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship after finishing the season with an 8-2-0 conference mark for 24 points.
Belmont Abbey College earned the No. 2 seed through tiebreakers after finishing the season 6-1-3 for 21 points. Chowan University wrapped up the No. 3 seed with 21 points and a 7-3-0 record. King University took the No. 4 seed and final quarterfinal home match with 15 points after finishing the year 5-5-0.
Lees-McRae College was nabbed the No. 5 seed after finishing the season 4-4-2 with 14 points. Barton College and Emmanuel College tied in the standings with 13 points and identical 4-5-1 records. Barton earned the No. 6 seed through tiebreakers, while Emmanuel will make its Conference Carolinas postseason debut as the No. 7 seed. Rounding out the championship participants as the No. 8 seed is University of Mount Olive with 12 points and a 4-6-0 record.
The 2018 Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinals will be held on the campus of the higher seed on Monday, Oct. 29. The semifinals and final will be played on the campus of the highest seed remaining after the quarterfinal round on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 3, respectively. The Conference Carolinas men's soccer champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship.
Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship Schedule & Championship Website Link:
Monday, Oct. 29 (at Higher Seed)
Match 1: No. 5 Lees-McRae vs. No. 4 King - 2:00 p.m.
Match 2: No. 8 Mount Olive vs. No. 1 Limestone - 7:00 p.m.
Match 3: No. 6 Barton vs. No. 3 Chowan - 2:00 p.m.
Match 4: No. 7 Emmanuel vs. No. 2 Belmont Abbey - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1 (Highest Seed Remaining)
Match 5: Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner TBA
Match 6: Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner TBA
Saturday, Nov. 3 (Highest Seed Remaining)
Match 7: Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner TBA