Defending champion Assumption High School will face Mercy at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal of the State Field Hockey Tournament at Bellarmine University’s Owsley B. Frazier Stadium.
Assumption (23-1) has won 19 straight matches since falling to Sacred Heart 2-0 in the final of the Apple/Stick it to Cancer Tournament on Aug. 28. The Rockets are ranked No. 10 in the nation in the USA Today/MAXFieldHockey.com Super 25.
Saturday’s quarterfinal winners will advance to Monday’s semifinals. The championship match is set for 8 p.m. Thursday.
Here is the tournament schedule:
* Saturday – Collegiate (7-10) vs. Christian Academy (16-5), 2 p.m.; Ballard (10-8) vs. Manual (15-4-2), 3:45; Mercy (17-9) vs. Assumption (23-1), 5:30; Presentation (6-12) vs. Sacred Heart (19-6-1), 7:15
* Monday – Collegiate-Christian Academy winner vs. Presentation-Sacred Heart winner, 5:30 p.m.; Ballard-Manual winner vs. Mercy-Assumption winner, 7:15
* Thursday – Final, 8 p.m.