The Tornados received a bid to the tournament after a coin toss broke the tie between Brevard and Mars Hill.
Carson-Newman went 6-1-1 in conference play for its second straight title. The Eagles, 15-2-1 overall, are the defending Food Lion SAC Tournament champions. Carson-Newman will face
Brevard (0-6-1 SAC, 6-11-1 overall), tied with Mars Hill for eighth place in the league standings. Because Brevard and Mars Hill tied during their regular-season matchup, and no other tiebreaker could be used to break the tie, conference representatives held a coin flip on Saturday. Mars Hill, which scored seven goals in conference action to Brevard's five goals, was asked ! ! to call heads or tails. Mars Hill called for heads, and the coin landed tails, giving the tiebreaker to Brevard.
Newberry, 13-4-1 overall, will face sixth-seed
Catawba (5-2-1, 12-4-2) is the fourth seed and will host fifth-seed Wingate (4-3-1, 11-3-3) in a quarterfinal match on Wednesday. Catawba has advanced to the tournament championship match each of the past three years, but has lost the tournament title in a penalty kick shootout each time. Catawba defeated Wingate 2-0 in their meeting on October 3.
Quarterfinal start times will be announced by the host school.
Quarterfinal winners advance to the tournament semifinals, which will be held at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in
The women's tournament championship will be Sunday, November 8 at 4 p.m. at Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex.
Admission to all Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament events is $5 for adults and $2 for college students and children.
Wednesday, November 4
Food Lion SAC Tournament quarterfinals
At higher seed
No. 8 Brevard at No. 1 Carson-Newman, TBA
No. 7 Lincoln Memorial University at No. 2 Tusculum, TBA
No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 3 Newberry, TBA
No. 5 Wingate at No. 4 Catawba, TBA
Friday, November 6
Food Lion SAC Tournament Semifinals
At Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, SC
Brevard / Carson-Newman winner vs. Wingate / Catawba winner, 3 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial / Tusculum winner vs. Lenoir-Rhyne / Newberry winner, 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 8
Food Lion SAC Tournament Championship
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.