WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Moody Bible has won 5-0 in the second game of the 2020 NCCAA North Region Men's Soccer Tournament, and in doing so, the Archers have eliminated Faith and have kept the Sabercats' regional hopes alive on a must-win basis.
Here are the updated standings after today's game and the possible scenarios based on tomorrow's result:
PTS: Points, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against
If Moody wins tomorrow, they win the region outright.
If Maranatha and Moody tie tomorrow, Moody wins the region outright with four points.
If Maranatha wins tomorrow, they need to do so by three goals or more to advance to Nationals. If Maranatha wins by exactly three goals, they tie Moody on a +2 goal difference but advance on goals allowed, which would certainly be fewer goals allowed than Moody.
If Maranatha wins by more than three, they advance on goal difference, which is the first tiebreaker.
Teams are awarded three points for a win, one point for a tie, and zero for a loss. The team that has the most points at the end of the weekend will advance to NCCAA Nationals.
In the event of a tie in total points at the end of the tournament, the following will be used as tie-breakers, in this order:
1) Tournament goal difference
Goal difference is a simple equation of goals scored minus goals allowed. There is no floor or ceiling on the goal differential for each game, so a 6-0 win results in a +6 goal difference for the winner and a -6 goal difference for the loser.
2) Tournament goals against
This is cumulative. If the head-to-head results between the tied teams is itself a tie, and the two teams won their other game by the same margin, the team with fewer goals allowed wins the region.
3) Tournament goals scored
This is also cumulative. Each team combines its two-game total for goals scored.
4) Tournament shutouts
A shutout is when you prevent your opponent from scoring a goal in a game. If the tournament is decided by the fifth tiebreaker, the team with more shutouts wins the region.
5) Power Rating
The final tiebreaker applies to Maranatha and Faith only. If a winner can't be decided in tiebreakers 1-4, then the team with the highest power rating wins the region. Since Moody did not participate during the regular season, the final tiebreaker excludes them from advancing.
To stay current on the game tomorrow, visit mbusabercats.com/schedule.