The University of Bridgeport (18-1-1) is the No. 1 seed in the East Regional. The No. 5 Purple Knights earned an automatic bid by claiming the ECC Tournament crown with a 1-0 win over Roberts Wesleyan. The Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport's 18 wins ties a program record.
Bridgeport will square off against the winner of No. 4 Roberts Wesleyan (12-5-2) and No. 5 LIU Post (14-3-2) while No. Adelphia (17-2-2), which is on a 12-game winning streak, awaits the winner of No.3 Saint Rose (15-3-3) and No. 6 Philadelphia (10-8-2). The winner of the East Regional will face the winner of the Atlantic Regional in the quarterfinals.
No. 13 Carson-Newman (18-2) is the top-seeded team in the Southeast Region. The Eagles will meet the winner of Wingate (15-2-2) and Armstrong State (12-4-3). The No. 2 Columbus State (18-2-1) has won 15 straight and awaits the winner of No. 3 North Georgia (15-3-1)-No. 6 Limestone (16-3-0).
The South Regional has No. 4 Barry (13-2-1) as the top seed. No.2 North Alabama (15-2-2), No. 3 Tampa (10-4-5), No. 4 West Florida (14-4-1), No. 5 Nova Southeastern (9-3-2), and No. 6 Lee (11-4-4) round out the field. The winner of the Southeast Region will face off against the winner of the South region.
No.2 Western Washington (18-1-1) is the top seed out West. Azusa Pacific is No. 2 while No.3 Sonoma State (12-2-3), No. 4 UC San Diego (15-5-1), No. 5 Seattle Pacific (12-4-2), and No. 6 Point Loma (14-4-0) round out the region.
No. 10 Angelo State (14-3-1) is the top seed in the South Central Regional. No. 2 Dallas Baptist (13-3-3), No. 3 Texas A&M Commerce (13-5-2), No. 4 Fort Lewis (12-5-3), No. 5 St. Edward's (13-5-0), and No. 6 Colorado Mines (14-4-2) rounds out the group.
The semifinals and championship games will take place December 3 and 5 at Ashton Brosnaham Stadium in Pensacola, Florida. Grand Valley State defeated Rollins, 3-0, to capture their second consecutive national title.
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