Monday, November 9, 2009

Men's soccer begins A-10 tourney Thursday

The Charlotte 49ers men's soccer team (11-3-4) is seeded fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament which will be played Thursday to Sunday at Rhode Island.

The 49ers face fourth-seed Rhode Island (9-8) in the second A-10 Tournament quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Charlotte, who is looking for their first A-10 Tournament title, reached the championship game of the 2007 tournament.

Defending champion Dayton is the top seed after capturing the regular-season title. Saint Louis is seeded second. Dayton and Saint Louis have each earned first-round byes. Fordham and St. Bonaventure round out the 2009 Atlantic 10 tournament field.