Randolph-Macon Remains Unbeaten, Enters Field as #1 Seed
FOREST, Va. --- Randolph-Macon's return to the top of the ODAC standings has been a gradual process since appearing in the last of its 15 conference championship games in 1998, but the nationally 15th-ranked Yellow Jackets are poised to add to that history as unbeaten R-MC seeks its 13th league crown as the #1 seed in the upcoming ODAC Women's Soccer Tournament.
Washington and Lee, ranked #17 by D3soccer.com, is positioned second in the nine-team tournament field. Virginia Wesleyan enters as third seed outright, but tiebreakers were needed to determined the fourth seed and the final quarterfinal host. Bridgewater and Roanoke each finished with 21 standings points in the final league table. The two squads played to a scoreless draw in the regular season, sending the stalemate to the second step of the league's tiebreaking protocol. In a comparison of victories against common opponents in ODAC play, the Eagles came out a few points clear of the Maroons to earn the coveted fourth position. Roanoke, as the fifth seed, will travel to Bridgewater for their quarterfinal showdown.
RELATED: Interactive Bracket | Tournament Website
Shenandoah enters the fray as the sixth seed and will play at Virginia Wesleyan in their opening game. Ferrum, which occupied as the eighth seed in its first ODAC season in 2018, moves up a rung to the seventh position. The Panthers will head north to W&L for quarterfinal play.
The final two squads open the tournament in the first round on Monday, November 4. Lynchburg, winners of eight of the past nine ODAC championships to account for half of its ODAC-best 16 conference trophies, finds itself in an unfamiliar position as the eighth seed. The Hornets will host ninth-seeded Eastern Mennonite in the first round.
Tournament play continues with the quarterfinals on Wednesday, November 6. The highest seed remaining in the field after the quarterfinals will host the semifinals and championship on Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10.
In addition to purchasing tickets on-site, fans looking to plan ahead for the conference's final four can purchase tickets via Ticket Spicket. The ODAC's new exclusive provider of digital ticketing, Ticket Spicket can be accessed by the link above, from the ODAC Tournament page, or at the ticket links associated with the semifinal and championship games in ODAC women's soccer schedules and on the live bracket. Use your smartphone to bring your ticket to the event and gain entry.
For more information on the 2019 ODAC Women’s Soccer Tournament, see the pairings below and visit the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Game times will be added to the ODAC Women’s Soccer Championship website and the interactive bracket.
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ODAC WOMEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
First Round | Monday, November 4
Game 1: #9 Eastern Mennonite at #8 Lynchburg | 3:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals | Wednesday, November 6
Game 2: Winner Game 1 at #1 Randolph-Macon | TBA
Game 3: #5 Roanoke at #4 Bridgewater | TBA
Game 4: #7 Ferrum at #2 Washington and Lee | TBA
Game 5: #6 Shenandoah at #3 Virginia Wesleyan | TBA
Semifinals | Saturday, November 9 | at Highest Seed following Quarterfinals
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 | TBA | Get Tickets via Ticket Spicket
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 | TBA | Get Tickets via Ticket Spicket
Championship | Sunday, November 10 | at Semifinals Host
Game 8: Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 | TBA | Get Tickets via Ticket Spicket