MWC Announces Inagural Women's Soccer Tournament Seedings

Oct. 25, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's soccer team will face BYU in the first round of the MWC Tournament on Wednesday, November 3. Wyoming earned the #7 seed, while BYU is the #2 seed.

BYU, San Diego State and Utah have all been crowned co-champions of the first-ever Mountain West Conference women?s soccer season. BYU, SDSU and Utah all tied for first place in the conference standings with 5-1 records, but the Aztecs by virtue of the tie-breaker received the No. 1 seed in next week's MWC Tournament. The Aztecs, Cougars and Utes each defeated each other in head-to-head competition. San Diego State won the point differential between the three teams by a plus-one margin. BYU will be the second seed, followed by Utah at No. 3 and Air Force at No. 4.

The final three seeds were decided by a drawing today in the Mountain West Conference office. New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming all went 1-5 in league play, with the lone win coming against each other in head-to-head competition. Each team also had identical point differentials and lost to higher seeded conference opponents this season. The Rebels therefore by virtue of the draw were selected as the No. 5 seed, followed by the Lobos at No. 6 and the Cowgirls at No. 7.

The conference tournament will take place on Nov. 3-6 at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The opening match will pit 4th-seeded Air Force vs. No. 5 UNLV on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 9:00 a.m. Other matches on Wednesday will include: No. 3 Utah vs. No. 6 New Mexico at 11:30 a.m. and No. 2 BYU vs. No. 7 Wyoming at 2 p.m. San Diego State will receive a first round bye and play the winner of the Air Force vs. UNLV match on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. The other semifinal match is set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 4.

The Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Championship match is slated for Noon on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Requests for media credentials should be directed to San Diego State Assistant Director of Media Relations, Dave Kuhn at (619) 594-5547 or Mountain West Conference Assistant Director of Communications, Javan Hedlund at (719) 533-9511.