UWF Soccer Hosts GSC Tournament at Brosnaham Park
The University of West Florida is set to host the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend at Brosnaham Park. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams are the No.1 seeds going into the tournament, and hope to finish the weekend with yet another GSC title.
After finishing the regular season with a record of 12-4-2, and a perfect record of 5-0 in GSC play, the men’s soccer team will face Alabama-Huntsville in the first round. The Argonauts have won the last four GSC men’s soccer tournaments. UWF has won seven GSC titles in 11 appearances in the tournament. West Florida did not attend the tournament in 2004, as the UWF season was cut short due to Hurricane Ivan. This will be the seventh time in 14 years West Florida will host the GSC tournament.
The top two teams from the East and West divisions receive berths in the GSC tournament. Along with the Argos and No.4 seed Chargers, the tournament will include No.2 seed Christian Brothers and No.3 seed Ouachita Baptist. West Florida is looking to end the weekend on top and make their fifth NCAA tournament appearance.
The women’s soccer team is keeping their expectations high. In 2009, the Argonauts recorded a perfect regular season and went undefeated in GSC play making it to the NCAA Final Four. Currently ranked No. 2 in the NCAA South region, the Argos hope to make this season just as memorable as the last. This will be the seventh time West Florida is set to host the GSC tournament.
UWF finished the 2010 regular season ranked No.19 in the nation with a record of 16-2 and a perfect record of 7-0 in GSC play. West Florida is making their 14 GSC tournament appearance and is looking to take home their seventh GSC title. The Argos are looking to take on the No. 2 seed North Alabama, No. 3 seed Christian Brothers, which won the GSC West, as well as No. 4 seed Harding University.
Match play opens for both the men and women’s teams on Friday, November 4th. On the women’s side North Alabama will take on Christian Brothers and West Florida will take on Harding University beginning at 11 a.m. Christian Brothers and Ouachita Baptist will begin competition for the men, and UWF and Alabama-Huntsville will conclude tonight at 7 p.m. The winners of each game will play each other in championship matches Sunday, November 6th.