SCIAC Women's Soccer Postseason Tournament to Begin Thursday

SCIAC Women's Soccer Postseason Tournament to Begin Thursday

SCIAC Championship Central

The 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women's Soccer Postseason Tournament is slated to begin Thursday, November 7 with semifinal action. The SCIAC Tournament championship contest will then take place on Saturday, November 9. 

For the second consecutive season, the Pomona-Pitzer women's soccer team earned the top seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and will make its 10th appearance in the conference playoffs since 2006. The Sagehens notched a 15-1-1 overall record, keyed by an 11-1-0 mark in league action. Pomona-Pitzer enters SCIAC postseason play having won four straight games and is in search of its second overall tournament title and first since 2015. The Sagehens have also finished as tournament runners-up three times (2012, 2017, 2018). 

Winners of three straight to end the regular season, California Lutheran begins tournament play as the second seed and stands at 11-2-3 overall, 8-2-2 in league action. Making their 14th appearance in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, the Regals have won the tournament twice (2007, 2011) since 2006, and finished as the runners-up three times (2013, 2014, 2015). 

Chapman takes to the field as the third seed in the conference tournament having won four of its final five games of the 2019 regular season. The Panthers, 11-3-3 overall, 7-3-2 in SCIAC play, are making their fourth SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearance and first since 2016. Chapman won the 2012 SCIAC Tournament crown and finished as the runner-up in 2016. 

Last season's SCIAC Postseason Tournament champion Occidental returns to the field as the fourth seed after posting an 11-4-1 ledger highlighted by a 7-4-1 mark in conference play. The Tigers, who are making their fifth appearance in the conference playoffs, have finished as runners-up three times (2007, 2009, 2010) in addition to their championship win a year ago. 

Versus the Tournament Field

Pomona-Pitzer
W vs. Chapman, 1-0 (Sept. 21)
W vs. Occidental, 2-0 (Oct. 2)
L vs. Cal Lutheran, 3-1 (Oct. 16)
W vs. Chapman, 1-0 (Oct. 23)

Cal Lutheran
T vs. Chapman, 0-0 (Sept. 25)
W vs. Occidental, 2-0 (Oct. 9)
W vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 3-1 (Oct. 16)
W vs. Occidental, 1-0 (Nov. 4)

Chapman
L vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 1-0 (Sept. 21)
T vs. Cal Lutheran, 9-0 (Sept. 25)
W vs. Occidental, 1-0 (Oct. 5)
L vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 1-0 (Oct. 23)

Occidental
L vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 2-0 (Oct. 2)
L vs. Chapman, 1-0 (Oct. 5)
L vs. Cal Lutheran, 2-0 (Oct. 9)
L vs. Cal Lutheran, 1-0 (Nov. 4)

2019 SCIAC Women's Soccer Postseason Tournament
Semifinals - Thursday, November 7, 2019 (at highest seeds)
No. 4 Occidental at No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer - 2:30 p.m. 
No. 3 Chapman at No. 2 Cal Lutheran - 7 p.m. 

Championship - Saturday, November 9, 2019 
Semifinal Winners (at highest remaining seed)