Field getting set for CCAA soccer event

With one week remaining in the regular season, the men’s field has been set and two of the four teams on the women’s side have been identified for the 2008 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) postseason soccer championships that will be held November 7-9 on the campus of UC San Diego.

Sonoma State and Chico State from the North Division and Cal State L.A. and defending tournament champion Cal State Dominguez Hills from the South Division have qualified for the four-team men’s championship. The Seawolves (15-2-2, 9-1-2) have a five-point lead over the Wildcats (12-4, 8-4) and need one win in their final two matches to clinch the division title.

In the South Division, Cal State L.A. (12-3-2, 9-3-2) concluded CCAA play last weekend and has a one-point lead over Cal State Dominguez Hills (15-2-1, 9-2-1). The Toros conclude their regular season with road matches at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino.

Seedings for the men’s championship will be announced at the conclusion of play on Sunday. Match times are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7.

On the women’s side, San Francisco State and UC San Diego have qualified for the CCAA Championships after winning the North and South Divisions, respectively.

The Gators (12-6-2, 10-3-1) will be making their first-ever CCAA Championships appearance, while the Tritons (13-2-2, 9-2-1) are appearing in the postseason for the seventh time.

Sonoma State (13-4-1, 8-3-1), Cal State Dominguez (11-7, 8-4) and Cal State San Bernardino (9-5-4, 6-4-2) all enter the final weekend of play still alive for the final two playoff berths.

The women’s championships will open next Friday with matches at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Host UC San Diego will play at 7 p.m.

2008 CCAA Soccer Championships Schedule

Nov. 7-9; La Jolla, Calif.



Friday, November 7


Men

Match 1: 11 a.m.

Match 2: 1:30 p.m.

Women

Match 1: 4:30 p.m.

Match 2: 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 9

Men’s Championship: 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Championships: 2 p.m.