The NC State Ultimate Club enters the 16-team 2017 Atlantic Coast Regional tournament as the #3 seed.
The tournament is May 6th and 7th in Axton, VA at the Smith River Soccer Complex. This year’s top 5 seeds are: UNC, UNC-W, NC State, William and Mary and Virginia Tech.
NC State’s new, elevated, camera platform, JinxCam 2.0, will be at the tournament live streaming 3-6 State games on Saturday and Sunday. All games will be available at:
The JinxCam schedule for Saturday is:
10:30AM NCSU vs. Maryland
12:00PM NCSU vs. UNC-Charlotte
1:30PM NCSU vs. Virginia
3:30PM pool play crossover game: A2 v C3
A complete schedule can be found here.
The top 3 finishers at the Regional tournament will qualify for the 2017 USAU College Championships in Mason, OH over Memorial Day Weekend.
Update: After winning its pool on Saturday 3-0, State found itself 2-games away from Nationals. Starting Sunday morning a favored State team played Virginia Tech. After taking half 8-4, a combination of nerves and a furious VT comeback saw State lose the game 13-12.
But State could still win out and secure the 3rd bid to Nationals. An heroic effort by the players and coaches saw State overcome crushing disappointment to sweep JMU and then W&M to make the 3/4 game and the “backdoor” finals. There they played old State nemesis UNC-W, where a tired, mentally fatigued, State suffered a heavy defeat.
JinxCam coverage (from 30′ in the air and in HD / 60fp) here: