MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota boys state soccer tournament in Mandan has been moved to Oct. 14-16 due to the early onslaught of winter weather anticipated for the area.
The tournament will still be played in Mandan at the Starion Sports Complex. The competition was originally slated to begin Thursday, Oct. 10, and wrap up Saturday.
The Red River Valley could see a blizzard in the next few days. Rain is predicted to hit the area Wednesday night and could turn into snow as the storm system moves across the region.
The original venue for the tournament was changed from Dacotah Centennial Park to the Starion Complex on Tuesday because of weather and field conditions.
No. 2- seeded Fargo South will face Minot, the No. 3 seed in the West, at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, in the tournament’s quarterfinals. The winner of the match will move on to play either No. 1 Bismarck High or No. 4 Grand Forks Central on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the semifinals.
The No. 1 East seed West Fargo Sheyenne plays No. 4 Mandan at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, in a state quarterfinal matchup. The Mustangs are headed to the state tournament for the first time in the school’s history.
Either the Mustangs or Braves will go on to play second-seeded Bismarck Century or Fargo Davies (No. 3 seed) in the semifinals on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The championship match will be played at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The state tournament is an eight-team single elimination tournament.
The state boys tennis tournament is still on as scheduled Oct. 10-12 in Grand Forks.
North Dakota State law states that high school contests can’t be played on Thursday, Oct. 17 or Friday, Oct. 18.