MURFREESBORO — The TSSAA has postponed the start of the girls soccer state tournament scheduled to start Wednesday at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex due to the field conditions after several days of rain.
“For the safety of the athletes and the preservation of the fields for further use during the tournament, we have decided to postpone the start of the tournament by one day,” a release from the TSSAA stated.
The Class A/AA and Class AAA state quarterfinals will begin on Thursday at their originally scheduled times. Semifinals for all divisions will be played on Friday and all championship games will be played Saturday.
TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress told The Daily News Journal that officials with the Murfreesboro soccer complex feel confident that there will be more than enough fields prepared to be played on Thursday. He said if a field is deemed too soft to be played on, the game will be moved to a better field at the complex.
Game times for Saturday’s championships are subject to change.
Reach Tom Kreager at 615-278-5168 and on Twitter @Kreager.
Thursday: Notre Dame (11-7-3) vs. Greeneville (22-2-0), 4 pm.; Page (15-6-2) vs. Jackson Christian (19-5-0), 6:30 p.m.; Christian Academy of Knoxville (18-4) vs. Lexington (15-4-2), 4:30 p.m.; Chattanooga Christian (15-5-3) vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy (16-2-1), 7 p.m.
Friday: Notre Dame-Greeneville winner vs. Page-Jackson Chr. winner, 4 p.m.; CAK-Lexington winner vs. CCS-CPA winner, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Championship, 11 a.m.
Thursday: Hardin Valley (16-3-2) vs. Clarksville (21-4-0), 4 p.m.; Collierville (14-4-1) vs. Cookeville (17-3-2), 6:30 p.m.; Houston (19-0-0) vs. Hendersonville (15-4-3), 4:30 p.m.; Lincoln Co. (15-4-1) vs. Maryville (16-5-2), 7 p.m.
Friday: Hardin Valley-Clarksville winner vs. Collierville-Cookeville winner, 4:30 p.m.; Houston-Hendersonville winner vs. Lincoln Co.-Maryville winner, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Championship, 1:30 p.m.
Friday: Battle Ground Academy (11-8-3) vs. St. George’s (9-7-4), 4 p.m.; University School of Jackson (17-3-0) vs. Evangelical Christian School (15-3-0), 4 p.m.
Saturday: Championship, 4 p.m.
Friday: Baylor (11-4-3) vs. Ensworth (15-1-1), 6;30 p.m.; Girls Preparatory School (10-3-2) vs. Briarcrest Christian (16-2-1), 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Championship, 6:30 p.m.