SUWANEE, Ga. - The SCAC office today released the championship bracket for the 2011 conference women's soccer tournament, which will be played Friday-Sunday, November 4-6 in Birmingham, Ala., on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Complete Bracket
The SCAC has not conducted a postseason women's soccer tournament since 1992.
Third-ranked Trinity University (8-0-0 SCAC; 18-0-0 overall), who wrapped up its 15th undefeated conference season and third undefeated regular season in the SCAC era with a 1-0 overtime win over the University of Dallas on Sunday, is the tournament's top seed and will receive a first-round bye into Saturday's semifinal round.
Tournament host Birmingham-Southern College (6-1-1 SCAC; 10-4-2 overall) earned the tournament's other bye after dueling 22nd-ranked Centre College to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Sunday.
Rhodes College (4-3-1; 9-6-2) and Hendrix College (4-3-1; 8-8-1) will open play on Friday in a battle of the fourth and fifth seeds. Rhodes will be the fourth seed because of its head-to-head win over Hendrix on Oct. 2.
Centre (5-2-1; 12-3-2) will be the tournament's third seed and will tangle with sixth-seeded Sewanee-The University of the South (4-4; 6-10-2) in Friday's second women's quarterfinal match.
For additional information, click here for the official website of the 2011 SCAC Men's and Women's Soccer Championship.