Bays, Magic seeded for showdown

February 22, 1994|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer

The stage has been set for a U.S. Interregional Soccer League indoor championship showdown Sunday between the unbeaten Baltimore Bays and unbeaten Atlanta Magic.

All top-seeded Baltimore (12-0) and second-seeded Atlanta (14-0) have to do is win two preliminary-round games to make it to Sunday's final at 3 p.m. at Du Burns Arena.

Baltimore and Atlanta do not meet in the preliminary rounds Friday and Saturday. Baltimore got the top seed on goal differential, outscoring its opponents 176-42, compared to Atlanta's 94-31 margin.

The other two squads in the four-team USISL national championships are the Tulsa Roughnecks (11-3) and Chattanooga Express (9-5).

Chattanooga is a wild-card entry and will meet the Bays (Northern Division champs) Friday night at 8:15 in the second game. The first game, Friday at 6 p.m., will send Southwest champion Tulsa against Southeast winner Atlanta.

On Saturday, the Bays will play Tulsa at 3, and Atlanta will meet Chattanooga at 5:30.

The two teams with the best records after Saturday's games wilmeet Sunday.

Bays coach Kevin Healey has the leading scorer in the USIS(Billy Ronson, 16 goals, 34 assists, 66 points) and the third-leading goal scorer (Joe Layfield, 22), but he sees Tulsa and Atlanta as formidable foes.

Tickets for the three-day event cost $10 a day or $25 for ththree days. They can be purchased by calling Billy Ronson's Soccer World at (410) 682-2222.


All games at DuBurns Arena


Tulsa Roughnecks (11-3) vs. Atlanta Magic (14-0), 6 p.m.

D8 Bays (12-0) vs. Chattanooga Express (9-5), 8:15 p.m.


Bays vs. Tulsa, 3 p.m.

2& Atlanta vs. Chattanooga, 5:30 p.m.


) Championship game, 3 p.m.

Note: two teams with best records after Saturday's games will meet in the championship game Sunday.

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