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Mondayâ€™s nasty weather resulted in the postponement in tournament games in both boys and girls soccer.
The Division I boys soccer semifinals will now take place Wednesday at Cranston Stadium, with top seed Barrington facing No. 5 South Kingstown at 6 p.m. and North Kingstown, the sixth seed, meeting No. 2 Shea at 8. The winners square off in Fridayâ€™s championship game at Rhode Island College.
The girls soccer quarterfinals in all three divisions were pushed to Tuesday. In Division I, No. 8 seed Cumberland visits top seed La Salle Academy at 4 p.m. The Div. II bracket includes No. 5 seed Tiverton playing at fourth seeded Ponaganset at 3 p.m. At 6 oâ€™clock North Smithfield, the seventh seed, ventures to Chet Nichols Field to square off with II-North winner and second seed Lincoln. At the same time No. 6 seed Mount St. Charles will be in Warwick to face third seeded Pilgrim.
The winners of todayâ€™s games will meet in the Div. II semifinals, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Cranston Stadium. The finals will take place Sunday afternoon (3 oâ€™clock) at RIC.
In Div. III Burrillville, the second seed in the North, hosts Moses Brown, the No. 3 seed from the Central, at 3 p.m. The McKinnon-Alves Soccer Complex is the site for a 5:30 match between No. 1 North seed St. Raphael and West Watwick, the fourth seed from the Central. At 7:30 No. 3 North seed Shea faces off against No. 2 Central seed Middletown on Aquidneck Island.
Middletown High School is the venue for the Div. III semifinals, which will take place Thursday afternoon. The finals are scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m. at RIC.
In terms of the Division II football playoffs, Fridayâ€™s slate will include a pair of quarterfinal games involving local teams. Undefeated and No. 1 II-A seed Tolman hosting Westerly, the II-A fourth seed at Pariseau Field. Also at 7 p.m. will be the first-ever â€śFriday Night Lightsâ€ť contest at Barry Field with No. 2 II-A seed Woonsocket welcoming Central, the third seed from the II-B side.
On Saturday night (7 oâ€™clock start) St. Raphael Academy, the three seed from II-B, will be in Johnston to tango with the Panthers, the No. 2 II-A seed.
One sport that doesnâ€™t have to worry about the weather is girls volleyball. The semifinals in Division I take place tonight at URIâ€™s Keaney Gymnasium. At 6 p.m. defending state champ Prout tangos with undefeated and top seed Mount St. Charles. Should MSC get past the Crusaders, it would meet the winner of the North Kingstown-Coventry match in the championship game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Keaney.