Coastal, which tied Winthrop for third place at the end of the regular season, but lost the third seed in the tiebreaker process. The Chanticleers will face fifth-seeded Radford University at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. The opening round game between the Highlanders and Chants should be a good one as Coastal defeated Radford 1-0 in the regular season. The lone score came on a penalty kick goal by junior Tobin Whitmarsh
UNC Asheville posted the first small victory of the tournament by winning the top seed after taking the tiebreaker over Liberty University. UNCA, which was picked to finish last in the preseason polls, will face the tournament's eighth seed High Point University at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Other first round games include #2 Liberty vs. #7 Charleston Southern at 4:30 p.m. and #3 seed Winthrop vs. #6 seed Elon at 7:00 p.m.
The winner of the UNC Asheville-High Point match will face the winner of the Coastal-Radford match at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, while the other semifinal will feature the winners of the Liberty-Charleston Southern and Winthrop-Elon matches at 6:00 p.m. The championship game will be played on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the 2001 NCAA Tournament.
Every match of the championship will be StatCast through the Big South's web site. StatCasting includes the score, statistics and charts brought to fans in real time. A link to the StatCasting will be provided for Chanticleer fans on CCU's web site at www.coastal.edu/athletics.