Hardin-Simmons posted a 6-0-4 mark in league play and will host the 2013 American Southwest Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament as the No. 1 seed in Abilene, Texas at the HSU Soccer Complex, Nov. 7-8, 10.
No. 1 seed Hardin-Simmons (9-3-5, ASC 6-0-4) leads the ASC with seven conference tournament championships, a 17-5 record in league tournament play, and have appeared in 15 of the league’s 16 postseason events.
The Cowboys get a first round by and will face the winner of the No. 4 Louisiana College (9-8-1, ASC 6-3-1) and No. 5 East Texas Baptist (4-7-2, ASC 3-5-2) game. Louisiana College makes its first appearance in the ASC tournament. East Texas Baptist makes its second trip to the tournament and first since 1999. The Tigers and Wildcats play in game one Thursday, Nov. 7. at 11:00 a.m.
No. 2 seed Texas-Tyler (10-2-4, ASC 7-2-1) enters its fourth consecutive ASC tournament and has won three of the last five ASC tournaments with the most recent title coming in 2011. Texas-Tyler will get a first round bye and will face the winner of the No. 3 Texas-Dallas (11-1-5, ASC 5-1-4) and No. 6 Ozarks (7-6-5, ASC 2-4-4) game. The Comets are currently ranked No. 13 in the NSCAA Top 25 poll, have two tournament crowns and were runner-up a year ago. Ozarks makes its first appearance in the tournament since 2009 and is one of three league teams with at least 10 appearances in the conference tournament.
The 2013 ASC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament is the 16th postseason event dating back to 1998. The ASC tournament winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship.
NOTES: Mississippi College is ineligible for participation in ASC Championship Tournaments in the sports where the conference holds an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Championship due to its ineligibility for the national tournament as a Division II reclassification candidate. In men’s soccer, the Choctaws won the 2013 regular season title and finished ASC play with a 6-0-3 record … The 2013 ASC Championship Soccer Tournament is the 16th in league history … Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students/children/seniors each day. Under age 6 will be admitted for no charge. No complimentary admission passes will be accepted … To talk about/follow the tournament on Twitter, use the hashtag: #ASCsoccer.
2013 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
HSU Soccer Complex / Abilene, Texas / Hosted by: Hardin-Simmons University
Thursday, November 7
Game 1: #4 Louisiana College (6-3-1) vs. #5 East Texas Baptist (3-5-2), 11:00 a.m.
Game 2: #3 Texas-Dallas (5-1-4) vs. #6 Ozarks (2-4-4), 2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 8
Game 3: #1 Hardin-Simmons (6-0-4) vs. Winner Game 1, 11:00 a.m.
Game 4: #2 Texas-Tyler (7-2-1) vs. Winner Game 2, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 10
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 1:00 p.m.
Information for this story provided by ASC staff.