Blog2018-11-20T11:35:34+00:00

It is with great regret that we inform everyone that the remaining portion of the tournament has been canceled due to extreme weather.

We will be in further communication with teams about moving forward in the future. We hope all teams, officials, and volunteers have a safe journey home.

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Goodbye from Foley!

The 2018 NIRSA National Soccer Tournament provided a lot of excitement as it does every year. It’s exciting to see champion teams try to defend their titles. It’s also exciting to see new teams get the opportunity to lift the championship plaque. We would have had no repeat champions this year.  Out of the open finalists and championship semifinalists in the men’s and women’s divisions, a total of 3 championships were won in their respective divisions in 25 tournaments. Some advanced further than they had ever done before. But unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with the story this weekend.

It is with great regret that we could not finish the remaining portion of the tournament. We tried to play it out. The fact that there was even a chance was in no small part due to our gracious hosts here in Foley. We THANK (!) them for their commitment to our teams and our tournament.

We would also like to send a big THANKS (!) to our teams, fans, officials, volunteer staff and everyone else from across the nation who make this tournament what it is. Thank you for also following along on our blog, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

NIRSA will be in further communication with teams about moving forward in the future. We hope all teams, fans, officials and volunteers have a safe journey home. We hope to see everyone again in 2019.

Special Thanks!

NIRSA National Soccer would like to send a special thanks to our officials for their work in helping officiate our matches.

We would also like to thank Official Sports International (OSI) for sponsoring the tournament with referee gear and awards.  You will find photos of our finals crews in their officiating gear from OSI.

And we would also like to thank SubitUp for providing the game assigning software for our referees.

Thank you!

Games at 5pm CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Due to inclement weather the tournament was canceled. We will be in further communication with teams about moving forward in the future.

Women’s Championship
Semifinals

UC Davis v. Illinois on Field 13
Clemson v. Ohio State on Field 14

Men’s Championship
Semifinals

North Carolina v. Virginia Tech on Field 3
Ohio State v. Florida on Field 4

Tournament Rule Adjustments

For all remaining matches, we will use the following modifications:

  • 25 minute halves
  • 5 minutes halftime
  • 10 minute extra time (golden goal)
  • Kicks from the mark

FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS please visit: http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/. Please confirm all results on website and with tournament desk.

TOURNAMENT UPDATE as of 4:25pm

We are playing at 5pm: men’s and women’s championship semifinal matches.

Women’s Championship
Semifinals

UC Davis v. Illinois on Field 13
Clemson v. Ohio State on Field 14

Men’s Championship
Semifinals

North Carolina v. Virginia Tech on Field 3
Ohio State v. Florida on Field 4

We are playing at 6:30pm: men’s and women’s championship and open finals.

Women’s Championship Final on Field 13
Men’s Championship Final on Field 3

Women’s Open Final
USC v. San Diego State Field 14

Men’s Open Final
UCLA v. Utah Valley Field 4

 

FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS please visit: http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/. Please confirm all results on website and with tournament desk.

TOURNAMENT UPDATES as of 2pm

A decision regarding championship semifinals games in the men’s and women’s divisions will be made at 4pm.

No championship semifinal games will start before 5pm.

FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS please visit: http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/. Please confirm all results on website and with tournament desk.

TOURNAMENT UPDATES as of 11:45am

Here is the latest information as of 11:40am local time.

Men’s and Women’s Open Semifinals matches that were ongoing will resume at 1pm.

Men’s Championship Semifinals will begin at 1pm.

Women’s Championship Semifinals will begin at 2pm.

Fields for above matches will be determined at t

All consolation finals games are canceled.

Please view the NIRSA site for the official game times, updates for your bracket at http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/.

Continue to follow us on @NIRSAChamp, @NIRSASoccerBlog and #NIRSASoccer on Twitter.

 

Weather Updates

As we go through the day, we have experienced weather delays. We will post what we know on our twitter feeds.

Please view the NIRSA site for the official game times, updates for your bracket at http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/.

Continue to follow us on @NIRSAChamp, @NIRSASoccerBlog and #NIRSASoccer on Twitter.

UPDATED Saturday 10am games

FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS please visit: http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/. Please confirm all results on website and with tournament desk.

UPDATED SCORES ALL MATCHES ARE CONSIDERED FINAL

Women’s Open
Semifinals

UCLA 0 USC 2
San Diego State 2 James Madison 0

Men’s Open
Semifinals

Minnesota 0 UCLA 1
James Madison 1 Utah Valley 2

Here for Day 3!

Welcome to December Soccer! We are live on day 3 today in Foley!  Hopeful to play a complete day of NIRSA Soccer!

Please continue to check our blog posts, Twitter feeds @NIRSAChamp, @NIRSASoccerBlog and #NIRSASoccer as things may change a bit today.

Please view the NIRSA site for the official game times for your bracket at http://play.nirsa.net/soccer/national-championship-results/.