High School Soccer Nationals matchups set

High School Soccer Nationals matchups set
Finals of the National High School Soccer Championships will take place Saturday at the Roscoe Davies Field. (Photo credit: BFA)

After a busy weekend in local soccer, the first-round matchups for the 2018 Samuel P. Haven/ Island Luck (IL) Cares National High School Soccer Championships, are locked in.

Prior to Friday, only four boys and girls’ teams, had qualified to compete in the upcoming nationals, seeing that only the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) had completed its 2017 – 2018 season.

Now that the Grand Bahama Secondary Schools Sports Association (GBSSSA) and the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) seasons have ended, visiting teams will begin to make their way to New Providence for the second edition of the championships, which is scheduled for April 17-21, at the Roscoe Davies Field.

C.R. Walker won both the GSSSA senior boys and girls divisions, while Tabernacle Baptist and Sir Jack Hayward won the boys and girls divisions respectively in the GBSSSA.

Championship teams earn first round byes, leaving the runners up in each league to battle for spots in the semifinal round. In boys’ action, Lyford Cay takes on Anatol Rogers, and Bishop Michael Eldon goes against Patrick J Bethel, the sole team from Abaco. In girls’ action, C.V. Bethel takes on Aquinas College and Anatol Rogers goes up against Lucayan International.

Games begin after 4:00 p.m. each day at the Bahamas Football Association (BFA) facility.

After being cancelled last year, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST), Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) and the Bahamas Football Association (BFA), have teamed up to put on the week-long event, with the IL Cares Foundation serving as title sponsor.