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Preview: South Central Conference Playoffs

Posted on July 8, 2014

Preview: South Central Conference Playoffs

The South Cental Conference playoffs will take place this upcoming weekend and here is a guide to help you.


The South Central had eight teams that is divided into a north and a south.  At the end of the regular season, the top two teams in each division advances to the playoffs.  The #1 seed in the north faces the #2 seed in the south and the #1 in the south faces the #2 seed in the north.  Winners of these matches advance to the finals on July 13th.

Semifinals - July 12th, Athletics Stadium
Semifinal 1: Corinthians FC SA vs Oklahoma City FC - 4:30pm
Semifinal 2: Tulsa Athletics vs Dallas City FC - 7:30pm

Finals - July 13th, Athletics Stadium
Winner of Semifinal 1 vs Winner of Semifinal 2 - 7:30pm

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at www.tulsaathletics.com/tickets

South Region Playoffs:

The South Region is comprised of 26 teams in four conferences - the South Atlantic, the Southeast, the Sunshine, and the South Central.  The conferences are divided up based on geographical location.  Each conference will determine a champion at the end of this weekend who will qualify for the South Region playoffs.  The four champions will be seeded based on points per game and #1 will play #4 and #2 will play #3.  The hosting city will be selected based on a bid process.


#1 North - Tulsa Athletics - 27 points (9-0-1)

The Athletics enter the postseason at the top of the table.  With 46 goals scored, Tulsa leads the entire leauge in goals per game.  15 different players have scored for the A's, with Levi Coleman leading the team at 10.  In addition to goals, 15 players have also notched an assist this season, lead by captain Daniel Wasson and midfielders Jordan Schmoker and Ray Saari who all have 5.

Regular season results against remaining teams:
6/14 vs Oklahoma City FC 2-0 W
6/15 at Oklahoma City FC 2-5 L
6/20 vs Corinthians FC SA 3-0 W
6/27 vs Dallas City FC 4-1 W

#2 North - Oklahoma City FC - 22 points (7-1-2)

OKC finished second in the north as well as second in the conference.  Oklahoma City handed first-place Tulsa its only loss of the season.  The OKC offense is led by Perry Sansford with 5 goals and Niall Crick with 7 assists.  In the net both OKC goalkeepers have a low GAA; Bryan Byars has a 1.1 and Joe Shulberg has a 1.0 goals against average.

Regular season results against remaining teams:
5/10 at Dallas City FC 3-1 W
6/14 at Tulsa Athletics 0-2 L
6/15 vs Tulsa Athletics 5-2 W
7/1 at Corinthians FC SA 1-0 W

#1 South - Corinthians FC SA - 21 points (7-0-3)

From early on in the season, Corinthians and Dallas City looked like the two frontrunners in the south.  Corinthians secured the top seed on the last game of the season with a 3-0 over Joplin Demize.  The San Antonio side's attack is led by Vincent Bailey (8 goals, 4 assists) and Johnny Lawson (7 goals, 3 assists).

Results against remaining teams:
5/25 at Dallas City FC 1-4 L
6/13 vs Dallas City FC 2-1 W
6/20 at Tulsa Athletics 0-3 L
7/1 vs Oklahoma City FC 0-1 L

#2 South - Dallas City FC - 19 points (6-1-3)

Dallas finished the regular season two points behind Corinthians.  Dallas' firepower mainly comes from two players: Moises Orozco and Victor Garza, who have 12 goals and 8 goals respectively.  The Texas side is looking for retribution when they face Tulsa, as they previously lost 4-1 at Athletics Stadium this season.

Results against remaining teams:
5/10 vs Oklahoma City FC 1-3 L
5/25 vs Corinthians FC SA 4-1 W
6/13 at Corinthians FC SA 1-2 L
6/27 at Tulsa Athletics 1-4 L


Oklahoma City FC vs Corinthians FC SA

OKC defeated Corinthians 1-0 in San Antonio just over a week ago.  Another close contest is sure to come this Saturday as Corinthians' technical ability will have to match up with Oklahoma City's physical presence.  Either of OKC's goalkeepers will have to contend with the Corinthians' striking duo of Vincent Bailey and Johnny Lawson.

Tulsa Athletics vs Dallas City FC

The Athletics hosted Dallas City on June 27th and left with a 4-1 result.  While the game was tight for most of the match, Levi Coleman came up with three goals to put the visitors away.  The Tulsa defense will have to handle Moises Orozco, while Dallas will have to find a way to limit the home side's many scoring options.