Forest, Va. -- The quest for the University of Lynchburg women's soccer program's 16th Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship starts this week with the league's 2018 tournament.
The Hornets enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed and will play host to sixth-seeded Washington and Lee on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. on Shellenberger Field. Admission is $5 at the gate, and Lynchburg and W&L students will be admitted free with student ID.
ODAC tournament play begins tonight, October 29, with the first-round match between No. 8 Ferrum and No. 9 Randolph.
In order of seeding, Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon, Virginia Wesleyan, Roanoke, and Shenandoah round out the nine-team field.
High seeds will play host to the first-round and quarterfinal matches, and the highest remaining seed will hold next weekend's semifinal and championship matches.
Lynchburg women's soccer is looking for its third-straight win against Washington and Lee. The Hornets took the teams' regular-season meeting by a 1-0 score October 17.
The two programs have not met in the postseason since the 2014 ODAC championship match, also a 1-0 Hornets victory. Lynchburg went on to win the NCAA Division III national championship that season.
Lynchburg heads into the ODAC tournament ranked fourth in the NCAA South Atlantic Region and No. 15 in the nation by D3soccer.com. The Hornets are in search of the program's 19th NCAA tournament appearance.
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ODAC WOMEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
First Round | Monday, October 29
Game 1: #9 Randolph at #8 Ferrum | 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals | Wednesday, October 31
Game 2: Winner Game 1 at #1 Bridgewater | TBA
Game 3: #5 Roanoke at #4 Virginia Wesleyan | TBA
Game 4: #7 Shenandoah at #2 Randolph-Macon | 3:30 p.m.
Game 5: #6 Washington and Lee at #3 Lynchburg | 6 p.m.
Semifinals | Saturday, November 3 | at Highest Seed following Quarterfinals
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 | TBA
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 | TBA
Championship | Sunday, November 4 | at Semifinals Host
Game 8: Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 | TBA