The first round is complete as teams are lined up and ready to go for their Section Semifinal games on Thursday, 10/23 (rain date 10/24). All games are played at the home site of the higher seeded team. Click on the links above to access the brackets for each classification. Game dates, times, sites, and results will be posted as they become available courtesy of County Sports Zone (CSZ).
Schools that win their Section Semifinal game are required to submit online team entries at www.mpssaa.org. Note that NO PHOTOS are required this year! Remaining rounds of the region tournament are scheduled as follows: Section Finals on Monday, 10/27 (rain date is 10/28) and Region Finals on Wednesday, 10/29 (rain date is 10/30).
The sixteen region champions will move on to compete in the State Semifinals on Monday, 11/3 and Wednesday, 11/5. Two games will be played each night at each site at 5 PM and 7 PM. On Monday, 11/3 Broadneck HS in Anne Arundel County will host Class 1A while Paint Branch HS in Montgomery County hosts Class 2A. On Wednesday, 11/5 Class 3A goes to Broadneck HS and Class 4A goes to Paint Branch. Any games postponed on Monday, 11/3 and Wednesday, 11/5 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, 11/4 and Thursday, 11/6 respectively.
Awaiting the victors of the state semifinal games is a trip to Washington College in Chestertown and the State Finals on Saturday, 11/8. Class 3A jump starts the day with an 11 AM tilt, followed by Class 4A at 1:30 PM, Class 1A at 4 PM, and wraps up with Class 2A at 6:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased in advance with ease by going online in the comfort of your home and paying with a credit card. We also recommend reviewing the Field Hockey "Fan Focus" for directions and additional information that may help make your visit to the State Championships more enjoyable. In addition, each state final game will be video-streamed live on the internet for a fee on the MPSSAA Network. Unlimited free viewing and DVD purchases will be available, under normal circumstances, within days of the original contest on the MPSSAA Network. Hope to see you there!