2012 CIS Women’s Soccer Championship Brackets and Schedule Announced

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Vikes to Play Sherbrooke on Thursday Evening

November 4, 2012, OTTAWA (CIS) – The schedule and quarter-final matchups were announced Sunday evening for the 26th CIS women’s soccer championship set to kick off on Thursday at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium.

The eight-team, single-elimination tournament runs until next Sunday with the national final scheduled for 2 p.m. Pacific Time. All 11 games from the competition will be webcast live on CIS-SIC.tv.

The reigning two-time champion Queen’s Gaels will make the trip to British Columbia to defend the Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy after qualifying as OUA bronze medallists.

Also competing for the CIS banner later this week will be the tournament host Victoria Vikes (Canada West finalists), Trinity Western Spartans (Canada West champions), Sherbrooke Vert & Or (RSEQ champs), Ottawa Gee-Gees (OUA champs), Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA finalists), Dalhousie Tigers (AUS champs) and Cape Breton Capers (AUS finalists).

Queen’s kicks off its title defence against Dalhousie in the second quarter-final duel Thursday at 1:30 p.m. PT. Other opening day matchups include Ottawa vs. Cape Breton at 11 a.m., Trinity Western vs. Laurier at 4:30 p.m., and Sherbrooke vs. Victoria at 7 p.m.

Seven of the eight teams in the field have claimed at least one national title over the years, including Queen’s (3), Trinity Western (3), Dalhousie (3), Laurier (2), Victoria (1), Ottawa (1) and Cape Breton (1).

The CIS individual awards and all-Canadians will be announced on Wednesday night.

NOTE: A complete championship preview will follow on Tuesday.

Official championship website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wsoc/index

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

  • Dalhousie Tigers (AUS champions: 10-2-1 regular season / 2-0 playoffs)
  • Sherbrooke Vert & Or (RSEQ champions: 10-3-1 regular season / 2-0 playoffs)
  • Ottawa Gee-Gees (OUA champions: 14-0-2 regular season / 3-0 playoffs)
  • Trinity Western Spartans (CWUAA champions: 11-1-0 regular season / 3-0 playoffs)
  • Cape Breton Capers (AUS finalists: 10-0-3 regular season / 1-1 playoffs)
  • Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA finalists: 11-2-3 regular season / 2-1 playoffs)
  • Victoria Vikes (CWUAA finalists: 9-2-1 regular season / 2-1 playoffs)
  • Queen’s Gaels (OUA bronze medallists: 11-2-3 regular season / 2-1 playoffs)

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (all times PACIFIC TIME)

Wednesday, Nov. 7

18:00 All-Canadian Awards Banquet (Harbour Towers Hotel)

Thursday, Nov. 8

11:00 Quarter-final 1: Ottawa vs. Cape Breton (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

13:30 Quarter-final 2: Dalhousie vs. Queen’s (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

16:30 Quarter-final 3: Trinity Western vs. Wilfrid Laurier (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

19:00 Quarter-final 4: Sherbrooke vs. Victoria (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

Friday, Nov. 9

11:00 Consolation 1: Loser QF 1 vs. Loser QF 2 (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

13:30 Consolation 2: Loser QF 3 vs. Loser QF 4 (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

16:30 Semifinal 1: Winner QF 1 vs. Winner QF 2 (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

19:00 Semifinal 2: Winner QF 3 vs. Winner QF 4 (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

Saturday, Nov. 10

14:30 5th-place game (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

Sunday, Nov. 11

11:30 Bronze medal (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

14:00 Championship final (CIS-SIC.tv webcast)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

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