NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team has earned the seventh seed for the upcoming 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship, conference officials announced on Monday. The Hawks travel to second seed George Washington this Saturday for a quarterfinal matchup with the Colonials.

George Washington (7-1-2, 23 points) is seeded second with a 12-2-4 overall record and will host the Saint Joseph's in the championship’s quarterfinal-round game at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. The Hawks finished with 13 points to earn the seventh seed with a 4-5-1 conference record and a 7-9-2 overall mark, and won the tiebreaker with Duquesne by virtue of their 1-0 double-overtime victory against the Dukes on October 13.

The eight-team championship begins on the campuses of the top four seeds, then heads to the Saint Louis' Hermann Stadium for the semifinals and finale, November 8-10. All three rounds of the championship will be streamed on the ESPN+, the home for live Atlantic 10 action.

For the second consecutive season, the Saint Louis women’s soccer team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the top seed for the 2019 A-10 Women’s Soccer Championship. The Billikens (9-0-1) finished their season with a thrilling 2-1 victory at George Washington, earning 28 total points in conference play and 14-3-2 overall. They will host No. 8 Duquesne at 2:00 p.m. EST (1 pm local) on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Dukes (4-5-1 A-10) finished with 13 points and 6-7-3 overall, and lost the head-to-head tiebreaker with Saint Joseph's.

Massachusetts is seeded third with 19 points and a 6-3-1 A-10 record. The Minutewomen, who are 9-5-3 overall, will host sixth-seeded Fordham at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3. The Rams are 4-4-2 in league play with 14 points, and 5-10-4 overall, and played their way into the bracket with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory at home against Davidson.

La Salle (6-4) is seeded fourth with 18 points and 10-7-1 overall, defeating Dayton last Sunday for the final spot in the top four of the bracket. The Explorers will host the No. 5 Dayton Flyers (5-3-2 A-10, 17 points) on Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. for the second time in as many games in Philadelphia. 

The winner of the Saint Louis/Duquesne and La Salle/Dayton games will meet in St. Louis in Friday’s first semifinal game at 2:00 p.m. ET. The second semifinal match, which begins at 5:00 p.m. ET, features the winners of the GW/SJU and UMass/Fordham matches. The championship final will be played on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The championship winner will earn the A-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

For complete coverage of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship, log on to the Championship Central at Atlantic10.com. 

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