MAC Field Hockey and Women's Soccer Tournaments Set

Updated 10/30/1999
(Oct. 30) - The seeding for the women's soccer and field hockey tournaments were decided Saturday, with Eastern Michigan recieving the number one seed in soccer and Ball State receiving the number one seed in field hockey.

In the women's soccer tournament, Eastern Michigan will host Kent in a quarterfinal match at Eastern Michigan. Kent beat out Toledo for the eight spot in the tournament by winning the season series. Last year's tournament champion, Northern Illinois is the seven seed and they will travel to Central Michigan who won the two seed tie-breaker over Miami. Miami will host Western Michigan, the seven seed. Ohio, the five seed will travel to Buffalo who finshed as the four seed. All games will be played Tuesday at 2 p.m. except for the Buffalo/Ohio match which will begin at 4 p.m. The semifinals and championship will be played at the field of the highest remaining seed after Tuesday's quarterfinals.

In field hockey, Kent and Ball State both share the MAC regular-season title, but the Cardinals won the tie-breaker for the number one seed. Ball State will also host the tournament this season as a pre-determined site. The field hockey seeding is the exact same as it was last season. Ball State and Kent will receive first round byes as the highest seeds. Ohio is the number three seed and they will face Louisville, the number six seed. The number four seed Central Michigan will take on the number five seed Miami.

Both tournament champions have an automatic bid to their respective NCAA tournaments.