BANNER ELK, NC--Three nationally ranked men's soccer teams come to the campus of Lees-McRae College this weekend, as the 2007 Conference Carolinas Champion Lees-McRae Bobcats host the NCAA Southeast Regional at Tate Field starting Thursday afternoon. Both the Peach Belt Conference and Conference Carolinas Champions and Finalists will square off in rematches of their respective Conference Championships.
The Southeast Regional promises to be an exciting round, as the respective Champions from the Peach Belt Conference and Conference Carolinas needed double overtime to claim their Championships. Clayton State University, ranked #14 in the nation, fought back from a 2-0 deficit to claim a 3-2 win over #19 Lander University in the Peach Belt Championship last Sunday, while #2 Lees-McRae earned a 1-0 win over Queens University of Charlotte in the Conference Carolinas Championship game, also played last Sunday.
Both Clayton State and Lees-McRae enter their respective games as the 2007 Regular Season and Tournament Champions for their respective conferences.
NCAA Southeast Regional
*all games played at Tate Field on the campus of Lees-McRae
Seedings - #1 Lees-McRae (2)
#2 Clayton State (14)
#3 Lander University (19)
(National Rankings in Parentheses)
Game 1: Thursday November 8th - 4:00pm Lander vs. Clayton
Game 2: Thursday November 8th - 7:00pm Queens vs. Lees-McRae
Game 3: Saturday November 10th - 7:00pm Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2