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Utah State Soccer Earns Top Seed in WAC Tournament


Thursday, Nov. 01, 2012


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USU will host the WAC Tournament as the top seed beginning Nov. 1. (photo from Athletics website)

For the third time in eight years, the Utah State [University] soccer team earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Logan, Utah, Nov. 1-2, 4.

 

The defending WAC Tournament champions were the top seed last season when the Aggies defeated second-seeded Fresno State in the title match, 1-0, in Fresno, Calif. USU also earned the No. 1 seed in 2008 when Utah State fell to second-seeded Fresno State in the championship match in Reno, Nev., 2-1, in double overtime.

 

Despite sharing the regular-season title with Denver, the Aggies earned the top seed by defeating Louisiana Tech, while the Pioneers tied the Lady Techsters. Texas State is the third-seed and will take on sixth-seeded Idaho in the tournament’s first match on Thursday, Nov. 1, at noon. In the second match of the day, fourth-seeded Louisiana Tech will take on fifth-seeded Seattle at 2:30 p.m.

 

On Friday, Nov. 2, second-seeded Denver will take on the winner of the match between Texas State and Idaho at noon. The top-seeded Aggies will then face the winner of the match between Louisiana Tech and Seattle at 2:30 p.m. Utah State defeated both the Lady Techsters and the Redhawks in the regular season.

 

The championship match will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with the winner earning the WAC's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

 

GameTracker and live streaming will be available for all five matches. All five matches can be seen on WAC.tv by accessing the soccer tournament package for a one-time price of $10.95.

 

Tickets for the 2012 WAC Soccer Tournament can be purchased as either an all-session pass or as single-session tickets. A single session ticket allows access to one day’s worth of matches. All tickets are for general admission seating.

 

To purchase WAC Soccer Tournament Tickets contact the Utah State ticket office at utahstateaggies.com or call the ticket office at 1-888-UState-1 (1-888-878-2831).

 

The 2012 WAC Soccer Tournament includes five games in three sessions. Ticket prices are $12 for an adult all-session pass; $5 for an adult single-session pass; $8 for a student all-session pass (with valid student ID) and $5 for a student single-session pass; and $8 for a youth (under 18) and senior (over 55) all-session pass and $5 for a single-session pass.

 

Fans can follow USU soccer on Twitter and for WAC Tournament updates and Utah State athletics.

 

Additional Aggie sports news is available at the Athletics website.

 



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