MWC Announces Women's Soccer Championship Pairings
BYU takes MWC regular-season title and No. 1 seed in championship
Oct. 31, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - BYU claimed its sixth regular-season Mountain West Conference women's soccer title after finishing with a 6-0-1 league record. The first-place finish earned the Cougars (16-2-2 overall) the No. 1 seed in the MWC Women's Soccer Championship, scheduled for Nov. 4-7 in Provo, Utah.
San Diego State finished in second place with a 5-0-2 league record and a 12-3-5 overall mark. Utah (9-9-2 overall, 4-2-1 MWC) finished third, while New Mexico (12-4-3 overall, 4-3-0 MWC) and Wyoming (9-7-3 overall, 3-3-1) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. TCU (9-9-0 overall, 2-5-0 MWC) rounds out the top-six teams advancing to the MWC Championship.
The conference tournament will take place Nov. 4-7 at South Stadium on the campus of BYU in Provo, Utah. The opening match will see No. 3 Utah vs. No. 6 TCU at noon MT on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The other Wednesday match will include No. 4 seed New Mexico vs. No. 5 seed Wyoming at 3 p.m. MT. No. 1 seed BYU and No. 2 seed San Diego State will have first-round byes and will play in the semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 5. The Aztecs will play the winner of the No. 3 Utah/No. 6 TCU match at noon MT, while the Cougars will face the winner of the No. 4 New Mexico/No. 5 Wyoming game at 3 p.m. MT.
The Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Championship title match is slated for noon MT on Saturday, Nov. 7, with the winner earning an automatic bid into the 2009 NCAA Women's College Cup.
The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network will air Thursday's semifinals live at noon and 3 p.m. MT. The championship game, scheduled for noon MT on Saturday, Nov. 7, will be streamed live on The Mtn.'s Web site (www.themtn.tv) and air on the linear network via same-day tape delay at midnight MT. It will also be re-broadcast at 2 p.m. MT on Sunday, Nov. 8. The tandem of Bill Riley and Mark Rogondino will call all games on Nov. 5 and 7. Marius Payton and Bill Doleman, along with guest analyst Brian Crookham, will also provide a breakdown of Thursday's semifinal games from the studio. Wednesday's first-round games will also be streamed live on BYU's Web site (www.byucougars.com).