Soccer championship rescheduled to Wednesday
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Heavy rain on Saturday afternoon caused the Division 3 soccer champonship between Twin Valley and Stowe high schools to be be postponed due to unsafe field conditions. The match will be played Wednesday at 5 pm at Castleton University.
Fans arriving for the match on Saturday were greeted by a deluge of rain, which hit about 45 minutes before the match was set to begin at Randolph High School in Randolph. Referees intially called for a 30-minute delay, hoping some of the water would drain from the grass field. Puddles were visible on the sidelines of the field and near the goals. After approximately 50 minutes, the referees blew their whistle, gave a thumbs-down sign to the crowd, had the scoreboard turned off, and called the game.
The postponement led to disappointment for family, friends, and fans from both schools. Many commented they had arranged work schedules or had friends and family travel from out of state for the highly-anticipated showdown.
Wednesday's rescheduled match will be played on an artificial turf surface at Castleton's Dave Wolk Stadium. The field is also lighted for night play. Weather forecasts call for breezy conditions, with temperatures in the 40s.
Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford said the reschduled match was "the best case scenario" and that the field was a "beautiful place to play."
For directions to the field visit http://www.castletonsports.com/information/directions/index.