The Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Championship is returning to Foley Sports Tourism
(FST) for the fourth consecutive year, November 6 – 10, and the action promises to be exciting as usual.
The Championship offers an interesting storyline each year, and the 2019 edition expects to be no different. The University of South Alabama (USA) Jaguars have fared well in the tournament for almost a decade, including winning the tournament from 2013-2017. However, in 2018, everything changed. The Jags fell to the top-seeded Texas State University Bobcats in the semifinals. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans then upset the Bobcats in a nail-biting shootout Championship Final.
This year, the Jags have returned to the top of the standings, winning the regular season and entering the tournament as the number-one seed. Though they have recapturing the title on their mind, history has shown anything can happen.
Spencer Dodd, Sun Belt Conference Assistant Commissioner of Championships and Corporate
Sales said the drama is just one of the many reasons teams look forward to coming to Foley each year.
“Foley is a great location for our student-athletes, coaches and fans to visit and enjoy great
attractions, and an outstanding championship facility,” Dodd said.
FST Event Coordinator, Chad Raybon, will be experiencing the tournament for the first time as an
FST employee, but secretly, it’s not hard to realize who the USA alum will root for.
“Everyone at FST talks about how much they look forward to this event,” Raybon said. “The Sun
Belt staff is incredible to work with, knowledgeable, flexible and always fun. Now, if my alma mater can pull off a win, that’s just icing on the cake.”
The Championship Tournament begins November 6 with games at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. The semifinals are scheduled for November 8 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The finals will wrap up at 1 p.m on November 10. Fans can also watch the championship on ESPN+, or follow along with live stats via the Sun Belt website.
For more information on the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Championship or any FST
event, visit our events page.