*Tournament schedule has been revised due to weather*
Quarterfinals -Wednesday, October 31
No. 5 Capital (4-3-2) at No. 4 Heidelberg (4-2-3) HEID 3, CAP 2
Semifinals -Friday, November 2
No. 3 Wilmington at No. 2 John Carroll JCU 4, WILM 3 (OT)
No. 4 Heidelberg at No. 1 Ohio Northern ONU 3, HEID 1
Finals - Sunday, November 4 at highest remaining seed
No. 2 John Carroll at No. 1 Ohio Northern ONU 2, JCU 0
- Quarterfinals/Semifinals/Finals - $7
- OAC Student with valid ID - Free
- Non-OAC Students 18 years and under - $2
- Senior 62 years and older - $5
- OAC Lifetime Passes will be honored for all championships (regular-season passes will not)
*The host school is responsible for submitting admission fees to the OAC office after subtracting officials' fees.
The host school is responsible for paying game officials, clock/scoreboard operator, announcer and one ticket seller. Please see the Soccer Tournament Financial Report for allowable expenditures. You may take any or all of these expenses from gate receipts. Please complete the form after your home game and return with a check (if income exceeds expenses).
HOST SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Producing a four-page program (8 ½ x 11 quality stock) which includes team rosters, brief season review, tournament bracket, etc.
2. Statistics of the match.
3. Providing three high-quality soccer balls comparable to NCAA balls.
4. Organizing a Games Committee to oversee the event. The committee should consist of a representative from each school plus one official
The referee in each tournament match will receive $160 and the two assistant referees will receive $115. Over the weekend prior to the tournament, each host school will receive via arbiter the names of the officials from our assignor. If you don’t get this information by Monday morning. Please contact the OAC office immediately. The host school is responsible for paying the officials (you may use gate income). If you cannot cut checks in time to pay on site, please get the addresses from the officials and mail them after the game.
Regarding yellow cards, any student-athlete picking up a fifth card in your last regular-season match must sit out this upcoming match. If a fifth yellow card is accumulated during the OAC tournament, suspension occurs after the eighth violation. Any player who was ejected in the last regular-season game must sit out at least one playoff match (two if ejected for fighting).
Please note that in the event of a tie at the end of regulation, there shall be (up to) two 10-minute sudden-victory overtime periods. If there is still a tie at the end of the overtimes, the score will be officially recorded as such, and we shall then employ the penalty kick tiebreaker outlined in the NCAA rules in order to determine a winner.
WEATHER/DAYLIGHT OR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
Regarding weather or daylight, once the match has started, there will be a declared winner. If the match is cancelled before the 70th minute, the higher seed automatically wins/advances. If the match goes beyond the 70th minute, whoever is ahead will win/advance (or the higher seed if it is tied). If the game cannot be started within 24 hours, for any reason, the higher seed shall be declared the winner and shall advance.