Cornerstone played its way to a first-round bye in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Men's Soccer Tournament after losing just one conference game in 2011.
Quarterfinals - Saturday, Nov. 5
(all games tenatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
#1 Cornerstone (11-6-0/5-1-0) bye
- The Golden Eagles were tripped up 1-0 by Indiana Tech in the last regular-season game. Cornerstone's offense may be averaging only 1.69 goals per game, but the defensive is as sticky as ever, allowing only 11 total goals (.69 per game). Isaac Grotenhuis
has nine goals and ranks 17th in the nation for game-winning goals with four. Cornerstone will host the winner of #4/#5.
#7 Concordia (1-12-1/0-6-0) at #2 Aquinas (13-3-2/3-1-2)
- Aquinas defeated CUAA 4-0 on Oct. 8. The Saints won the three-way tie for second seed with Davenport and Indiana Tech by virtue of head-to-head records between the three. The Saints lead the conference with 2.53 goals per game thanks to Tyler Fischer
and Billy Cremeans
. The pair lead the conference with 12 and 10 goals respectively. CUAA is led by Zain Qureshi
with five goals and one assist on the year.
#6 Siena Heights (5-9-3/1-4-1) at #3 Davenport (4-9-5/3-1-2)
- Davenport won the first meeting on Oct. 8, 5-1. Davenport sports a balanced scoring attack as five different players scored for the Panthers in the win. In all, 11 players have scored this season for DU with Gerard John-Williams
leading the way with four goals. SHU is paced by Doug Dawson
who has five goals.
#5 Madonna (5-8-4/1-2-3) at #4 Indiana Tech (10-5-2/3-1-2)
- The two teams played to a 1-1 tie on Oct. 8. Tech is coming off an upset of #1-seeded Cornerstone and has the league's third-leading score in Aultain Gaye
with eight goals. Joe Carver
has five goals for Madonna. Neither of the team leaders scored in the previous meeting, but they both assisted on their team's respective goals.
Semifinals - Wednesday, Nov. 9
Winner #4/#5 at #1 Cornerstone (11-6-0/5-1-0)
Winner #2/#7 vs. Winner #3/#6 at highest seed
Championship - Saturday, Nov. 12
at highest remaining seed