Meadville Tribune


October 30, 2012

D-10 PLAYOFFS: Sandy postpones soccer, girls volleyball action

October 30, 2012 7:00 a.m. MEADVILLE — Hurricane Sandy has taken the east coast by storm over the past few days — but not until now has the storm impacted the local area.

The District 10 soccer and volleyball playoffs were set to get under way on Monday. Due to the storm, no scheduled games will be played before Wednesday.

“I kind of expected it,” Conneaut boy’s soccer coach Alan Wise said about the postponement. “D-10 made the decision to move everything to Wednesday, but they should of waited to make sure until the winds were out. We will have to see Wednesday morning if we are going to play.”

Conneaut is one of the three local teams that were scheduled to play on Monday in the District 10 boys’ soccer championships. The Eagles were scheduled to play General McLane at Franklin High School in the Class AA first round game.

“We got some practices in,” Wise said. “We were outside last Thursday and Friday getting ready to play. We would like to get time in the gym now but we can’t practice due to school activities being canceled. We are ready but I would like to get another practice in.”

The Eagles don’t see the postponement as the worst thing to happen.

“It is not that much of an inconvenience,” Wise said. “Rest is the best thing for us.  We will see what happens. There isn’t much else we can do but wait.

Also in the Class AA bracket, Saegertown’s opening round game against Wilmington at General McLane High School was moved to Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Along with soccer, the girl’s volleyball brackets have also gone through a mix up due to Hurricane Sandy. In the District 10 Class AA bracket, the play-in game between Iroquois and Corry scheduled for Monday at Seneca High School will now be pushed back to Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Cochranton High School.

As for the rest of the bracket, the full slate of matches scheduled for today at Meadville Area Senior High School are pushed back to Wednesday as well.

With the playoffs now beginning on Wednesday, the teams that advance will not have the luxury of having a day off, with the semifinals scheduled for Thursday.

“There is a disadvantage that we don’t have that day to regroup,” Conneaut volleyball coach Tim Schleicher said, “but everyone is in the same boat.”

Region 2 runner up Cochranton (11-2, 11-2 Region 2) faces West Middlesex (10-5, 9-4 Region 1) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with the winner playing Region 1 winner Sharpsville (15-3, 13-0 Region 1) in the semifinals on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The other local in the Class A bracket is Saegertown. The Panthers (10-4, 10-4 Region 2) take on Kennedy Catholic (12-3, 11-2 Region 1) at 4 p.m. Wednesday as well. The winner will face undefeated Maplewood (14-0, 14-0 Region 2) at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

In the Class AA bracket, General McLane, Meadville and Conneaut will all be effected by the change.

The Lancers (12-4, 12-2 Region 5) play Region 3 champion Slippery Rock (12-0, 11-0 Region 3) Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

Region 5 champion Fort LeBoeuf (12-0, 12-0 Region 5) takes on Grove City (8-5, 8-3 Region 3) at 6 p.m.

The Region 4 Co-champion and host Bulldogs (15-1, 11-1) face off against Harbor Creek (13-3, 8-2 Region 6) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

“I don’t think it is going to effect the girls,” Meadville coach Tammy Webber said.” They looked at is as an extra day to practice.”

The other Region 4 Co-champion, Conneaut (13-1, 11-1) plays the winner of the Iroquois—Corry match at 8.

With Conneaut not being able to practice due to after school activities being canceled, coach Schleicher sees that as a big disadvantage for the Eagles.

“It’s a little concerning,” Schleicher said. “There is a potential we wouldn’t touch the ball in four days. There are things you can control and things you can’t control. We just have to do the best with what we can and when we get the opportunity we have to go with it. Hopefully everything works our for us.”

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