Rain delays high school playoffs
Monday's rain washed out the entire boys and girls soccer schedule. The girls swing back into action today while the Shea boys, left, play Wednesday night.
Mondayâs nasty weather resulted in the postponement in tournament games in both boys and girls soccer.
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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 Fridayâs 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 oâclock 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 todayâs games will meet in the Div. II semifinals, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Cranston Stadium. The finals will take place Sunday afternoon (3 oâclock) 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, Fridayâs 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 âFriday Night Lightsâ 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 oâclock 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 doesnât have to worry about the weather is girls volleyball. The semifinals in Division I take place tonight at URIâs 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.