DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Tournament 2017
DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Preview
The Louisville Leopards Girls Soccer Team drew the #9 Seed out the 13 teams in the DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Tournament draw last Sunday. Louisville will travel to play at the #8 Seed Boardman Spartans on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 PM in the DI Austintown Sectional Semifinals.
The Boardman Spartans Girls Soccer Team is 6-7-2 on the season and shares 3 common opponents with the Leopards in Austintown Fitch, Canfield, and Lake. Boardman went 0-4-1 against those three schools, while Louisville finished 1-1-1 against the same teams.
The All-American Conference plays league foes twice during the regular season. The Spartans were swept by Canfield 1-0 on the road and 5-0 at home. The Leopards shutout the Cardinals 1-0 at home on October 2. Boardman was blanked at home by Austintown Fitch 2-0 and tied the Falcons 3-3 on the road. Louisville fell to Fitch 3-1 at Louisville Leopards Stadium on September 9. The Leopards tied Lake 2-2 in the season opener back on August 23. The Spartans fell at home to the Blue Streaks 4-0 on September 9 in comparison.
Louisville and Boardman also met in the preseason at the Wooster Classic way back on August 5. Their 35-minute session together resulted in a 1-0 Spartan victory. The two teams last met during the season on August 24, 2013 at Boardman with the Leopards doubling up the Spartans 2-1. Louisville is 1-2 against Boardman all-time. Boardman shutout LHS 3-0 in their only ever tournament matchup in the DI Youngstown Sectional Final on October 24, 2006.
The winner of Monday’s Sectional Semifinal would earn a date with the top seeded North Canton Hoover Vikings in the DI Austintown Sectional Finals on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 PM. The Lady Vikings finished the 2016 season 12-2-2, which included a 5-1 record in the Federal League. Hoover remained undefeated going into the final week of the season before falling on the road at Hathaway Brown 2-1 and at Jackson 1-0. Louisville fell at North Canton back on August 28 by the count of 6-1.
The Leopards are 2-9-1 against the Vikings all-time, which includes a 2-6 record in games played at North Canton. However, the two rivals are an even 1-1 in tournament games with both being played at Hoover. The Leopards were blanked by the Vikings 7-0 in the DI Youngstown Sectional Semifinals back in their inaugural season of 2003. But Louisville earned a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory at North Canton to win their only even Sectional Championship in 2012.
Louisville is 7-13 all-time in tournament play.
View the Full DI Austintown District Tournament Schedule and Bracket below. Also view how each team voted for the draw and what seeds resulted from that vote.
DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Tournament Bracket 2017
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DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Tournament Schedule 2017
Monday, October 16
#9 Louisville at #8 Boardman, 7:00
#13 Canton McKinley at #4 Green, 7:00
#12 Warren G Harding at #5 Austintown Fitch, 7:00
#10 Perry at #7 GlenOak, 7:00
#11 Massillon at #6 Marietta, 7:00
Thursday, October 19
#8 Boardman/#9 Louisville Winner at #1 North Canton Hoover, 7:00
#4 Green/#13 Canton McKinley Winner Vs. #5 Austintown Fitch/#12 Warren G Harding Winner, 7:00
#7 GlenOak/#10 Perry Winner at #2 Jackson, 7:00
#6 Marietta/#11 Massillon Winner at #3 Lake, 7:00
Monday, October 23
District Semifinal #1, 7:00
District Semifinal #2, 7:00
Thursday, October 26
District Championship, 7:00
DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Seed Voting Matrix 2017
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DI Austintown District Girls Soccer Tournament Seed Order
1. North Canton Hoover Vikings – 126 Points
2. Jackson Polar Bears – 116 Points
3. Lake Blue Streaks – 97 Points
4. Green Bulldogs – 88 Points
5. Austintown Fitch Falcons – 84 Points
6. Marietta Tigers – 65 Points
7. GlenOak Golden Eagles – 62 Points
8. Boardman Spartans – 58 Points
9. Louisville Leopards – 55 Points
10. Perry Panthers – 49 Points
11. Massillon Tigers – 29 Points
12. Warren G Harding Raiders – 20 Points
13. Canton McKinley Bulldogs – 10 Points