After several days of inclement weather in the Murfreesboro area, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association announced it has postponed the start of the 2015 state soccer tournament until Thursday.
Both the Class AAA and Class A-AA tournaments were scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Those quarterfinal matches will instead be played at their originally scheduled time on Thursday.
“Our staff just met with the grounds crew at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex to survey the conditions of the fields following several days of heavy rain in the area,” TSSAA assistant executive director Matthew Gillespie said via email. “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.”
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Semifinal matches for all classifications, including Division II-A and Division II-AA, will be played Friday, although Gillespie added, “the assigned playing fields within the complex are subject to change based on which fields are in the best condition at your game time,”
The state championship matches are still slated for Saturday, though match times are subject to change.
Check back for more information, including updated tournament schedules.
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