IHSAA Soccer State Tournament Pairings Announced

Monday, September 24th, 2018 8:18am

By Indiana High School Athletic Association News Release

Click here to find out who your local team will meet in their postseason opener.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The pairings for the 25th Annual IHSAA Boys and Girls Soccer State Tournaments were drawn and announced Sunday evening with 299 boys teams and 266 girls teams set for competition next week.

Both tournaments mirror each other beginning with 16 sectionals in each of three classes running Oct. 1‐6. Regionals will be played Saturday, Oct. 13, semi‐states are Saturday, Oct. 20 at four sites with the winners advancing to the state championship matches on Oct. 26‐27 in Indianapolis.

In the most recent Indiana Soccer Coaches Association poll, the Class 3A, No. 1 Hamilton Southeastern girls team will take on Sectional 8 host Noblesville. Class 2A top‐ranked Evansville Memorial will begin defense of last year’s state championship when they meet Heritage Hills in the Sectional 32 opening match. Class A No. 1 Wheeler will host Westville in Sectional 33. Also, last year’s Class 3A state champion Penn, currently ranked sixth, will meet South Bend Adams in the Sectional 3 opener at South Bend Riley. And Class A No. 2 Evansville Mater Dei, last year’s state champion, drew South Spencer for its opening opponent in Sectional 48 at North Posey.

In the boys tournament, Class 3A top‐ranked Zionsville drew a bye and will meet the North Central (Indianapolis)‐Guerin Catholic winner in Sectional 10 at Pike. Class 2A No. 1 South Bend St. Joseph will begin with home‐standing Mishawaka Marian in Sectional 19. Oldenburg Academy, this week’s No. 1 team in Class A, will face Greenwood Christian Academy in Sectional 44 played at Southwestern (Shelbyville). Also, last year’s Class 3A state champion Harrison (West Lafayette) will play Kokomo in the Sectional 5 opening match at Lafayette Jefferson. Defending Class 2A state champion and third‐ranked Evansville Memorial will meet Mt. Vernon in the first contest in Sectional 32 played at Heritage Hills. And Fort Wayne Canterbury, the small‐school champion from a year ago and the No. 11 team this week, will take on South Adams in Sectional 37 action at Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian.

State tournament brackets, including dates and times for each match, will be uploaded later this week at IHSAA.org and MaxPreps.com.

 

About the Draw

To conduct the random drawing for the state tournament, the IHSAA places ping‐pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery‐style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. For example, the first ball retrieved from the machine will be the visiting team in game one with the second ball representing the home team in game one. The third ball to come out is the visitor in game two and the fourth ball the home team in game two. That same method is followed through all sectionals and regionals to determine every team’s placement in the bracket.

 

Boys 3A Sectional 12 at Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (7 teams)

M1: Shelbyville vs. Greenfield‐Central.

M2: New Palestine vs. Mt. Vernon (Fortville).

M3: East Central vs. Richmond.

M4: Connersville vs. Winner of M1.

M5: Winner of M2 vs. Winner of M3.

Championship: Winner of M4 vs. Winner of M5.

 

Boys 2A Sectional 28 at Lawrenceburg (6 teams)

M1: Rushville Consolidated vs. South Dearborn.

M2: Franklin County vs. Greensburg.

M3: Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2.

M4: Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg.

Championship: Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4.

 

Boys 1A Sectional 44 at Southwestern (Shelbyville) (6 teams)

M1: Greenwood Christian Academy vs. Oldenburg Academy.

M2: Indianapolis Lutheran vs. Hauser.

M3: Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2.

M4: Southwestern (Shelbyville) vs. Morristown.

Championship: Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4.

 

 

Girls 3A Sectional 12 at Greenfield‐Central (6 teams)

M1: Richmond vs. East Central.

M2: Greenfield‐Central vs. Mt. Vernon (Fortville).

M3: Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2.

M4: Warren Central vs. Franklin Central.

Championship: Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4.

 

Girls 2A Sectional 27 at Batesville (5 teams)

M1: Franklin County vs. Batesville.

M2: South Dearborn vs. Greensburg.

M3: Lawrenceburg vs. Winner of M1.

Championship: Winner of M2 vs. Winner of M3.

 

Girls 1A Sectional 46 at Rising Sun (5 teams)

M1: Oldenburg Academy vs. South Ripley.

M2: Switzerland County vs. Milan.

M3: Rising Sun vs. Winner of M1.

Championship: Winner of M2 vs. Winner of M3.

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