M. SOCCER

Spartans to Open SSC Tournament Play Versus Defending National Champs

WINTER PARK, Fla. - The pairings have been solidified for the 2013 Sunshine State Conference Men's Soccer Championship. Action will begin with the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The semifinal round and championship match will be hosted on Friday, Nov. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 10 by the conference regular-season champion and No. 1 seed, Saint Leo.

Saint Leo (13-1-1, 7-0-1 SSC) secured the No. 1 seed by posting 22 points in its SSC matches. The Lions won a thrilling 4-3 double-overtime match against Rollins Saturday night to claim the top spot. Rollins (16-1, 7-1 SSC) claimed the No. 2 seed with 21 points in conference action. Both teams will receive a quarterfinal round bye.

Lynn (9-5-1, 6-2-0 SSC) earned the No. 3 seed with 18 points and will host No. 6 Tampa in Tuesday's quarterfinal round. The Spartans (6-7-3, 2-5-1 SSC) claimed the last spot in the tournament field with seven points in league play. The winner of the match between Lynn and Tampa will advance to the semifinal round to play No. 2 Rollins on Friday.

Barry (8-8-1, 5-3-0 SSC) locked up the No. 4 seed by tallying 15 points in SSC play. The Buccaneers will host Tuesday's quarterfinal tilt against No. 5 Florida Southern. The Moccasins (5-8-1, 3-4-1 SSC) took the No. 5 seed with 10 points. The winner of the match between Barry and Florida Southern will advance to face top-seeded Saint Leo in Friday's other semifinal contest.

2013 SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Quarterfinals - Tuesday, November 5
No. 6 Tampa at No, 3 Lynn, 2 p.m.
No. 5 Florida Southern at No. 4 Barry, 7 p.m.

Semifinals - Friday, November 8 (Hosted by Saint Leo)
No. 3/6 Winner vs. No. 2 Rollins, 4:30 p.m.
No. 4/5 Winner at No. 1 Saint Leo, 7 p.m.

Finals - Sunday, November 10 (Hosted by Saint Leo)
Game to start no later than 1 p.m.

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