Women's Soccer To Host A-Sun Tournament

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KSU clinches No. 1 seed and will host the A-Sun Tournament Nov. 5-7 KENNESAW, Ga. – The road…

Georgia (Oct 28, 2009) — KENNESAW, Ga. – The road to the NCAA national tournament will now travel through Kennesaw State as the Owls clinched home field throughout the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament when they captured the conference regular season crown on Saturday evening with a 2-0 defeat of Campbell at the KSU Soccer Complex.

KSU clinches No. 1 seed and will host the A-Sun Tournament Nov. 5-7

Kennesaw State, also earned a first round bye, will host the semifinals and finals of the league championship on Nov. 5-7 as the Owls won their third regular season title in the last four years.

“It’s great to host the tournament,” said Kennesaw State head coach Rob King. “We’re going to be on our own field, in our own beds and we’ll have our fans behind us which is a tremendous advantage and our girls play with a lot of confidence here.”

The tournament field was set after play on Sunday afternoon with the first round pairing established. Stetson, the No. 3-seed, will host No. 6-seed Campbell. The Hatters defeated Campbell, 2-0, on Oct. 1 in DeLand, Fla.

The No. 4-seed Jacksonville will look for a bit of payback when they host No. 5-seed Mercer. The Bears defeated the Dolphins, 1-0, on Oct. 2 in Jacksonville.

The winners of the two first round games will travel to Kennesaw State for the semifinals on Nov. 5 with the top-seeded Owls playing the winner of Mercer and Jacksonville while No. 2-seed Belmont will play the winner of Campbell and Stetson. The finals will be played on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The Owls have a 4-1 record against teams participating in the conference tournament, as they earned regular season wins over Campbell (2-0), Belmont (4-2), Mercer (1-0) and Stetson (3-0) with their lone loss coming in a 3-1 road loss at the hands of Jacksonville.

For more information visit the A-Sun website at www.atlanticsun.org

2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Soccer Championship
at KSU Soccer Complex, Kennesaw, Ga.

First Round (at campus locations)
[6] Campbell at [3] Stetson 7:00 pm
[5] Mercer at [4] Jacksonville 7:00 pm

Semifinals at KSU Soccer Complex
Campbell/Stetson winner vs. [2] Belmont 4:00 pm
Mercer/Jacksonville winner at [1] Kennesaw State 7:30 pm

Championship Saturday
At KSU Soccer Complex

Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner 1:00 pm




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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