2010 Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Championship

Monday, November 1
conference call for participating teams, 9:30

Wednesday, November 3 at Gettysburg College
First Round - #5 Ursinus tied #4 Gettysburg, 1-1 (OT)
Bears advance on penalties, 5-3

Saturday, November 6 at Dickinson College
Semifinal - #1 Dickinson d. #5 Ursinus, 2-1
Semifinal - #2 Johns Hopkins tied #3 Haverford, 2-2 (OT)
Blue Jays advance on penalties, 3-2

Sunday, November 7 at Dickinson College
Final - #2 Johns Hopkins d. #1 Dickinson, 3-0

Previous Champions
1993: Gettysburg
1994: Gettysburg
1995: Haverford
1996: Johns Hopkins
1997: Johns Hopkins
1998: Gettysburg
1999: Gettysburg
2000: Muhlenberg
2001: Muhlenberg
2002: Johns Hopkins
2003: Muhlenberg
2004: Gettysburg
2005: Johns Hopkins
2006: Johns Hopkins
2007: Johns Hopkins
2008: Johns Hopkins
2009: Johns Hopkins
2010: Johns Hopkins


Team Championships:
Johns Hopkins 9, Gettysburg 5, Muhlenberg 3, Haverford 1.

Centennial Championship Seeding Procedure
The conference champion will be determined by a five-team playoff. The teams will be determined by the most points in a single round-robin format. Three points will be awarded for a victory, one point for a tie and none for a defeat. Ties for any seeding position will be broken as follows:

1. Head-to-Head Centennial Conference competition among tied teams;
2. Records vs. teams in descending order of standing;
3. An extra point shall be awarded to the winning team for each goal scored up to three in games among tied teams;
4. Coin flip by Executive Director.

When any secondary criteria separates one or more tied teams, but does not completely break the tie among all teams involved, re-apply the criteria to all groups of teams still tied, starting with the Conference's primary tiebreaker for all sports (head-to-head Centennial competition).


Multiple Games at One Venue
If school hosts two or more play-in games on the same day at the same venue (without lights), the visiting team that travels the farthest will play its game on Wednesday. The visiting team that is closer will play its game on Tuesday. Mileage to be determined by the Conference Office and printed in a matrix in the Centennial Manual. If the facility has lights, the team traveling the farthest plays the second game on that day.

If there are three play-in games at the same venue (m/w soccer, field hockey), the visiting soccer team that is closest will play its game on Tuesday. The other two games will be played on Wednesday with the order determined by mileage (closest first, farthest second).


Hosting Multiple Tournaments on Same Weekend
If one school hosts both tournaments at an unlighted facility (example: Haverford soccer), the semifinal(s) between the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds will be hosted by the No. 2 seed(s). (example: Haverford men's and women's soccer will play the No. 4 seeds at Haverford; the No. 2 seed in the men's tournament hosts the No. 3 seed the other semifinal and; the No. 2 seed in the women's tournament hosts the No. 3 seed the other semifinal.) Both championship games will be played at the site of the No. 1 seed with the order determined by mileage (closest first, farthest second). Mileage to be determined by the Conference Office and printed in a matrix in the Centennial Manual.

If one school hosts both gender sports at the same venue (example: men's and women's soccer), in odd-numbered years, the men's tournament will be played Friday and Saturday, while the women's tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday. In even-numbered years (2010), the women's tournament will be played Friday and Saturday, while the men's tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday.

If field hockey conflicts with either soccer tournament, substitute hockey for the gender not represented. (example: in 2010, Johns Hopkins hosts field hockey and men's soccer: field hockey plays Friday-Saturday; men's soccer plays Saturday and Sunday).

If one school hosts three championships (field hockey, m/w soccer) at the same venue, the order will be as follows:

Even-Numbered Years (2010)
Friday: Women's Soccer Semifinals.
Saturday: Field Hockey Semifinals, Men's Soccer Semifinals.
Sunday: Women's Soccer Final. Field Hockey final. Men's Soccer Final.

Odd-Numbered Years (2009)
Friday: Men's Soccer Semifinals.
Saturday: Field Hockey Semifinals, Women's Soccer Semifinals.
Sunday: Men's Soccer Final. Field Hockey final. Women's Soccer Final.

If one school hosts both basketball tournaments ... in odd-numbered years (2009), the men will play both semifinals and championship game first (example: 12 and 2 p.m.) and the women will play second (example: 4:30 and 6:30). In even-numbered years, the women will play both semifinals and championship game first (example: 12 and 2 p.m.) and the men will play second (example: 4:30 and 6:30).


Conflicts with Home Football Games
If field hockey or soccer tournaments conflict with a home football game, the hockey and soccer tournaments may be scheduled for Friday night and Saturday night.


Incomplete Tournament. If the championship tournament cannot be completed and each team has completed at least one tournament contest, the highest remaining seed will be the Conference's champion and automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament. Otherwise, the top seed as determined by the regular season will receive the automatic qualifier.