Men’s soccer scenarios

Currently tied in fourth place with Rhode Island, the men’s tournament hopes hinge on their final game of the season against Richmond this Saturday at Mount Vernon.

The top four teams in the Atlantic 10 advance. In first and second place, Massachusetts and Duquesne are guaranteed spots, leaving Richmond, GW and Rhode Island battling for two spots. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a tie.

If GW beats Richmond…
GW will have 21 points and will be virtually guaranteed a tournament spot, as GW’s 21 points would pass Richmond’s 20. Even if undefeated UMass loses to URI, GW will advance, as GW and URI would be tied at 21 points and because GW beat URI head to head, the Colonials would advance.

If GW ties Richmond…
GW will have 19 points. The only way they will advance in this case is if UMass defeats or ties URI, giving Richmond 21 and UMass 27 to 29 points, a likely scenario, as UMass is undefeated in the regular season. In this case, UMass, Duquense, Richmond and GW would advance.

In all other cases, GW is out, and UMass, Duquesne, Richmond and URI will advance.

If GW loses to Richmond…
They will not make the tournament unless UMass defeats URI and Duquesne defeats or ties St. Bonaventure. Otherwise it’s UMass, Duquesne, Richmond and URI.

-stats complied by Andrew Novak, written by Lauren Silva

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