Washburn-Penobscot Valley EM Class D girls soccer final moved to Thursday

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 30, 2012, at 11:46 a.m.

WASHBURN, Maine — Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class D schoolgirl championship game between third seed Penobscot Valley High School of Howland (14-1-1) and top seed Washburn (14-1-1) has been postponed due to the storm.

The game has been pushed back to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Washburn athletic director Ron Ericson said he will also explore the possibility of playing on the artificial turf field at the Johnson Athletic Complex in Presque Isle if the Washburn field is unplayable.

Second seed Hermon (14-2) and top seed Presque Isle (15-1) are scheduled to play their schoolgirl Class B final Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Presque Isle.

The Wednesday Class A Eastern Maine girls final between top seed Bangor (15-1) and third seed Hampden Academy (12-4) will be played at Husson University’s Boucher Field beginning at 7 p.m.

The other Eastern Maine soccer finals in boys and girls remain at the original times, although contingency plans were also being made with Thursday being the makeup date.

Dick Durost, executive director of the Maine Principals Association, said if the Wednesday games are postponed, the games will have to be made up on Thursday.

“If the fields aren’t playable on Thursday, it is up to the home teams to find another facility that is playable for Thursday,” said Durost.

The state finals will be Saturday in Hampden (Classes A and D) and Scarborough (B and C).

Several athletic directors intend to make a decision Wednesday morning after seeing what condition their fields are in.

Wednesday’s EM championship game boys schedule will see second seed Lewiston (13-1-2) visiting top-ranked Mount Ararat of Topsham (14-1-1) at 5 in Class A; No. 2 Camden Hills (13-1-2) traveling to face No. 1 Ellsworth (15-1) in the B game, also at 5; No. 7 Orono (9-6-2) invading No. 4 Houlton (13-2-1) in the 3 p.m. C final and No. 3 Ashland (11-3-2) and No. 1 Bangor Christian (16-0) squaring off in the D game on the artificial surface at Hampden Academy at 5:30 p.m.

The girls final between No. 2 Orono (11-3-2) and top-ranked Fort Kent (12-3-1) in Class C is slated for a 2 p.m. start Wednesday in Fort Kent.

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