MPA: Soccer, Field Hockey State Games As Scheduled
The Maine Principals' Association (MPA) is moving forward with its State Championship Saturday schedule for soccer and field hockey.
The weather forecast is calling for rain but all games are set to be played on turf and the MPA has issued the following statement...
WEATHER: We are aware that there will be light to steady rain, a chance of thunder and lightning, and then high winds in the afternoon. The positive is that temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid 50’s. The day will surely showcase Maine weather. You should make sure that players are dressed appropriately for all conditions. We have every confidence that the turf fields will handle the large amount of rain predicted for the overnight hours. At Memorial Field at Deering and McMann Field in Bath pop-up tents will be provided for the teams. At Hampden, teams can bring their own, but they will need to be heavily weighted, as they will not be able to spike down the shelters into the turf. As wind is a concern, the site director will decide on the safety or removal of any shelters.
There is a slight risk of thunder and lightning. If we hear or see any signs of thunder or lighting, we will follow the protocol in the bulletin and we will evacuate the stadium. Teams will be sent directly to their bus. Spectators will be asked to exit the stadium and go directly to their vehicles. Spectators will have their tickets torn in half as they enter the stadium and will be able to re-enter by showing their half of the ticket. If the spectator purchased an electronic ticket, they will re-enter by showing the redeemed ticket(s) on their phone.
FIELD HOCKEY GAME TIMES:
McMann Field (Bath)
11:00 am (Class B) – Gardiner vs. York
1:00 pm (Class C) – Winthrop vs. Spruce Mountain
3:00 pm (Class A) – Skowhegan vs. Biddeford
*North Teams are Home, South Teams are Away. North Teams should wear White Jerseys, South Teams should wear Dark Jerseys.
SOCCER GAME TIMES:
McMann Field (Bath)
10:00 am (A Girls) - Camden Hills vs. Scarborough
12:30 pm (A Boys) - Lewiston vs. Gorham
3:00 pm (D Girls) - Central Aroostook vs. North Yarmouth Academy
5:30 pm (D Boys) - Penobscot Valley vs. North Yarmouth Academy
*South Teams are Home, North Teams are Away. South Teams should wear Dark Jerseys, North Teams should wear White Jerseys.
Hampden Academy (Hampden)
10:00 am (C Girls) – Fort Kent vs. Maranacook
12:30 pm (C Boys) – Fort Kent vs. Waynflete
3:00 pm (B Girls) – Presque Isle vs. Cape Elizabeth
5:30 pm (B Boys) – Presque Isle vs. Freeport
*North Teams are Home, South Teams are Away. North Teams should wear Dark Jerseys, South Teams should wear White Jerseys.