PAIRINGS SET FOR 2005 CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 30, 2005
RICHMOND, Va. - The pairings are set for the 2005 CAA Women's Soccer Championship after an exciting final day of regular-season action. The six-team tournament gets underway Tuesday with a pair of quarterfinal contests at campus sites, followed by the semifinals and finals on November 4 and 6 at VCU's Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Va.
In Tuesday's quarterfinals, #3 Delaware (10-5-3, 7-3-1 in CAA) hosts #6 William & Mary (7-4-8, 5-3-3) and #4 James Madison (11-7-1, 6-4-1 in CAA) entertains #5 Old Dominion (12-6-0, 6-5-0). Both matches will kick off at 7 p.m.
Semifinal action takes place on Friday, November 4 with top-seeded and defending champion VCU (11-3-5, 9-0-2 in CAA) facing the JMU/ODU winner at 5:30 p.m., followed by #2 Hofstra (12-3-3, 8-1-2 in CAA) against the UD/W&M winner at 8 p.m. The CAA championship match is set for Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
Old Dominion locked up the #5 seed with a 3-1 triumph over Towson as senior Laura Beeman also recorded a hat trick. The three scores increased Beeman's league-leading goal total to 16 for the season. This is ODU's second straight CAA tournament appearance. William & Mary, which has captured eight of the 11 CAA titles, earned the final spot in the field with a 3-0 win over George Mason. Senior forward Lydia Sturgis scored twice in her final regular-season home game.
VCU clinched the top seed after battling to a 0-0 double-overtime tie with second-place Hofstra on Saturday afternoon. The Pride out-shot the Rams 16-10 and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks, but VCU sophomore goalkeeper Emily Niman came up with six saves and posted her second shutout of the weekend. Hofstra goalkeeper Becky Wachsberger also played well and recorded her 10th shutout of the year.
Delaware claimed the #3 seed with a 3-0 win over Georgia State. Freshman Caitlyn Germain scored a pair of goals for the Blue Hens. #4 James Madison posted a 3-0 win at Northeastern as senior forward Kim Argy recorded a hat trick with all three Dukes' goals.
UNC Wilmington edged Drexel 3-2 in double overtime on Sunday on Jenny Cauble's game-winning goal.
CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Tuesday, November 1 - Quarterfinals #6 William & Mary at #3 Delaware - 7 p.m. #5 Old Dominion at #4 James Madison - 7 p.m.
Friday, November 4 - Semifinals at VCU's Sports Backers Stadium
#1 VCU vs. JMU/ODU winner - 5:30 p.m. #2 Hofstra vs. UD/W&M winner - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6 - at VCU Sports Backers Stadium
CAA Championship Match - 2:00 p.m.