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Wednesday November 6, 2013

Athletes return to the Martinsville-Henry County area this weekend to claim the title for the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference Championships.

November 11, 2013, Martinsville, VA: The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will host the NCAA Division III USA South Conference's Fall Sports Festival Championships this weekend, November 8th and 9th.

Men's and Women's Soccer will play at the Smith River Sports Complex while Women's Volleyball will take place in William F. Stone Hall on Patrick Henry Community College's (PHCC) campus.

There will be four Men's Soccer, four Women's Soccer and eight Women's Volleyball teams coming to the area to play for the USA South Fall Sports Festival Championships.

This tournament is the culmination of Conference play and the champions in each sport receive a bid to the NCAA tournament. The regular seasons have been very competitive in all three sports coming to Martinsville. Also, The Conference is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year where they are proud to continue their "Five Decades of Champions and Graduates" commemoration with the fall championships in Martinsville.

The teams will arrive Thursday, November 7th and will have the opportunity to practice. Later that night, the SRSC will host a banquet at the National Guard Armory in recognition of the 2013 USA South fall season.

This weekend's tournament schedule is as follows:

Women's Soccer
Semifinals - Friday, November 8
#5 Meredith vs. #1 Maryville - 12:00pm
#6 Covenant vs. #2 Piedmont - 2:30pm
Final - Saturday, November 9
Semifinal Winners - 2:00pm

Men's Soccer
Semifinals - Friday, November 8
#5 Averett vs. #1 Methodist - 5:00pm
#3 Maryville vs. #2 Greensboro - 7:30pm
Final - Saturday, November 9
Semifinal Winners - 5:00pm

First Round - Friday, November 8
Match #1 - #5 North-Greensboro vs. #1 South-Maryville - 1:00pm
Match #2 - #3 South-Covenant vs. #2 North-Meredith - 3:00pm
Match #3 - #4 North-Methodist vs. #1 North-Averett - 5:00pm
Match #4 - #3 North-William Peace vs. #2 South-Piedmont - 7:00pm
Semifinals - Saturday, November 9
Match #1 Winner vs. Match #2 Winner - 12:00pm
Match #3 Winner vs. Match #4 Winner - 2:00pm
Final - Saturday, November 9
Semifinal Winners - 6:00pm

Any youth under the age of 18 that is a part of a local soccer or volleyball team (PYSL, travel, high school or middle school, etc.) can receive free admission to the 2013 Fall Sports Festival by wearing their jersey. Show up in your jersey on Friday or Saturday at either location and watch some amazing high quality college sports competition at no cost to you! Smith River T-Ball participants can also get in free by wearing their previous year jersey or hat.

Tickets for each day will be $5 dollars for adults and $2 dollars for children/senior citizens and $8 weekend passes will be available.

Coca-Cola is the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Fall Sports Festival. All sponsors & partners who supported this event are: Patrick Henry Community College, VisitMartinsville.comBaymont Inn, Martinsville & Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA of Martinsville Henry County, Quality Catering & The Gallery, 37 East, Mi Ranchito, Autos by Nelson, So Lo Company, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Southern Virginia Properties and the Special Olympics of Virginia.

To find out more on the USA South Athletic Conference visit www.usasouth.net. For information on the event or purchasing tickets, please call the Complex at
(276) 638-5200 or visit www.SmithRiverSportsComplex.com.

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