Weather may alter state soccer schedule

With snow starting this afternoon and expecting to continue into tomorrow, the opening day of the North Dakota Class A boys’ soccer tournament may be pushed back.

Tournament manager Jim Roaldson, the Jamestown High School athletic director, will make a determination by Thursday at 8 a.m. after surveying field conditions and the weather situation.

If the tournament is postponed, the format would likely change to have the first two rounds played on Friday, with games starting at 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The final round would be played as scheduled on Saturday.

The pairings as of now:

State Soccer Tournament
At Jamestown, Oct. 15-17
Thursday’s schedule
At Hillcrest Soccer Complex
Quarterfinals
Game 1: No. 1 West Bismarck Century (12-2-3) vs. No. 4 East Fargo Shanley (8-4-6), 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 East Fargo South (15-1-3) vs. No. 4 Mandan (3-14-1), 2 p.m.
Game 3: No. 2 East Grand Forks Central (10-4-4) vs. No. 3 West Bismarck (13-2-3), 4 p.m.
Game 4: No. 2 West Bismarck St. Mary’s (7-6-4) vs. No. 3 East West Fargo (9-5-4), 4 p.m.
Friday’s schedule
At Hillcrest Soccer Complex
Consolation semifinals
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3, 2 p.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4, 4 p.m.
Semifinals
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3, 2 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4, 4 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule
At Rotary Field
Fifth-place game
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 11:30 a.m.
Third-place game
Game 10: Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 1:30 p.m.
Championship
Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 3:30 p.m.

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