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Durango site for RMAC tourney

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., will host the 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Championships Nov. 5-7, the league announced this  week.

Fort Lewis’ Skyhawks lead the RMAC with a 9-1-1 conference record, followed by Regis (9-2) and New Mexico Highlands (7-2-2).

The RMAC is in the second year of a pilot program in which the host of the conference championship in women’s soccer is named two to three weeks in advance.

The idea is to help participating schools plan for travel while allowing the host some time to get ready for the tournament.

FLC has not hosted the RMAC women’s soccer tournament since 1999.

The top six teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the postseason tourney. NMHU, sitting in third with three matches left, followed by Metro State, Colorado School of Mines and Nebraska-Kearney.

The tournament begins Wednesday, Nov. 3, with matchups between the fourth and fifth seeds and third and sixth seeds. Winners advance to semifinals against the top two seeds on Friday, Nov. 5.