FLORENCE, S.C. – With the completion of a rain-delayed first-round match on Wednesday, the field is set for the 2002 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinals to be played at Francis Marion University on Friday afternoon (Nov. 8).
Third-seeded and eighth-ranked USC Spartanburg (16-2-0) will play seventh-seeded USC Aiken (7-9-1) at noon on Friday, while top-seeded FMU (15-4-0) will meet fifth-seeded Lander University (11-7-0) at 2:30 p.m.
Both matches will be played on the FMU Soccer Field, located behind the Smith University Center. Admission is free.
Friday’s two semifinal winners will meet for the tournament championship at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 9), also at Francis Marion.
FMU, in the midst of a 12-match winning streak, earned a first-round bye by virtue of its winning the regular-season crown, the program’s second in three years.
Lander upset fourth-seeded Clayton College & State University 4-0 on Wednesday.
USCS downed UNC Pembroke 6-0 on Tuesday, while USCA pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament’s 12-year history with a 2-1 win over second-seeded University of North Florida on Tuesday evening.