CIRCLEVILLE, OH -- The 2020-21 River States Conference Women's Soccer Championship qualifiers and bracket are set with the completion of the regular season on Monday, March 29. The top six of the 11 teams in the conference qualified for the postseason April 1-10 at campus sites around the conference.
A three-way tie atop the conference exists with three teams sharing the RSC Women's Soccer Regular Season Championship -- Point Park (Pa.) University, Indiana University East and University of Rio Grande (Ohio) were all 8-2 RSC to share the title.
Point Park (8-2 RSC) claimed the No. 1 postseason seed by virtue of a tiebreaker going 2-0 versus the other two tied teams. IU East (8-2 RSC) is the No. 2 seed with a victory over Rio Grande (8-2 RSC), which takes the No. 3 seed.
Asbury (Ky.) University (7-2-1 RSC) beat IU East, 1-0, in double overtime on Monday to enact the tie at the top of the standings, and the Eagles took the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. No. 5 Ohio Christian (5-5 RSC) and No. 6 WVU Tech round out a deep bracket that features all six qualifiers above .500 in conference and four of them with seven or more wins in 10 RSC games.
No. 1 Point Park and No. 2 IU East both earned a bye into the semifinals. The championship begins with the quarterfinals on Thursday, April 1 with No. 3 Rio Grande hosting No. 6 WVU Tech and No. 4 Asbury hosting No. 5 Ohio Christian.
The Rio Grande-WVU Tech winner will advance to play at No. 2 IU East in the semifinals on Tuesday, April 6. The Asbury-Ohio Christian winner will move on to play at No. 1 Point Park that same day. The finals are April 10 at the highest remaining seed.
The RSC Women's Soccer Championship winner will earn the conference's automatic bid to the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, which begins April 15-17 with the opening round at campus sites.
Fan attendance and spectator policies for all games of the RSC Women's Soccer Championship will be that of the host school of each individual games. Check the school website of the host school for information on that campus' attendance policy.
The RSC Game Central presented by Stretch Internet will broadcast all games of the RSC Women's Soccer Championship. Log on to RiverStatesConference.com/Stretch to subscribe.
2020-21 RIVER STATES CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
April 1-10 at Campus Sites (All Times Eastern)
Thursday, April 1 -- Quarterfinals
No. 5 Ohio Christian at No. 4 Asbury (Ky.), 5 p.m.
No. 6 WVU Tech at No. 3 Rio Grande (Ohio), 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6 -- Semifinals
Ohio Christian-Asbury Winner at No. 1 Point Park (Pa.), 12 p.m.
WVU Tech-Rio Grande Winner at No. 2 IU East, TBA
Saturday, April 10 -- Finals
TBA at Highest Remaining Seed
*Article Posted by the River States Conference