UAPB takes No. 4 seed in SWAC women’s soccer tournament

Arkansas-Pine Bluff won four of its final five regular season matches to claim the No. 4 seed in this year’s conference tournament.

The 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament will take place November 3-6 in Prairie View, Texas on the campus of Prairie View A&M. The Tournament’s return to a campus site is the first of its kind since UAPB hosted in 2010.

UAPB was led in scoring this season by sophomore Karissa Fenwick, who had 10 goals scored and two assists. Junior Cierra Fenwick had seven goals and an assist.

Last year, Howard University defended its tournament crown with a 2-1 win over Alabama State.  The Bison now have their eyes set on winning its third straight as they enter this week’s tournament as the No.1 seed facing No. 8 Southern.  Texas Southern earned the No. 2 spot and will play No. 7 Prairie View A&M.  No. 3 Alabama State and No. 6 Jackson State will also battle in quarter-final action.

Six schools have won the soccer tournament championship since its inception (Alabama A&M, Jackson State, Grambling State, Howard, Mississippi Valley State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff).

The winner of the tournament will advance to the NCAA Tournament in San Jose, Calif.

Here’s a look at the SWAC Tournament BRACKET.

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