Oct. 29, 2011
The official pairings and start times for the 2011 Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship in Memphis, Tenn., have been announced by the league office.
The Rice Owls, 9-7-3 in the regular season and 4-5-2 in conference, meet longtime state rival SMU in the first round on Wednesday (Nov. 2) at 2:30 pm Central Time. The winner of Wednesday's opening round between the No. 6 seeded Owls and third-seeded Mustangs then advances to meet either (2 seed) Colorado College or (7 seed) UTEP at 5 pm on Nov. 4. The tournament concludes with a championship final on Nov. 6 at 1 pm that will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
The conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament is at stake in the single-elimination event. A printable pdf of the Championship bracket is available at the above link.
A complete schedule of the 2011 Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship follows.
2011 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 2
Match 1 - (2) Colorado College vs. (7) UTEP - Noon
Match 2 - (3) SMU vs. (6) Rice - 2:30 pm
Match 3 - (4) UCF vs. (5) East Carolina - 5:30 pm
Match 4 - (1) Memphis vs. (8) Tulsa - 8 pm
Friday, November 4 (Semifinals)
Match 5 - Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner - 5 pm
Match 6 - Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner - 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 6 (Finals)
Match 7 - Semifinal Winners - 1 pm (CBS Sports Network)
All times are Central.
All Matches played at Mike Rose Soccer Complex (Memphis, Tenn.)