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Monday’s city soccer and volleyball playoffs postponed

Posted by Justin Rice  October 28, 2012 03:00 PM

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The Boston City League soccer and volleyball playoffs scheduled for Monday were canceled on Sunday because of Hurricane Sandy.

Officials closed schools, and the district policy is that all after-school programs and events are canceled when school is cancelled, according to BPS spokesman Matt Wilder.

Wilder said Boston schools athletic director Ken Still will reschedule the games on Tuesday.

Madison Park volleyball coach Gladys Perez-Byrd was not pleased by the delay.

“We had three games last week and practiced hard on Friday and I got them pumped up and ready to go,” Gladys Perez-Byrd said. “A delay will change everything. I want them where they are now. Dealing with a weekend is bad enough and dealing with an extra day will change everything.

“Then the state tournament will be knocking on our door immediately following because the seeding is next week.”

North conference champion Latin Academy was slated to play South conference runner up Burke, at 3:30 p.m. at Burke on Monday. In the second semifinal, South conference winner O'Bryant was slated to play North runner up Madison Park at 5 p.m., also at Burke.

The winners were supposed to meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in the championship match at Burke.

Both boys’ and girls’ soccer semifinals were slated for Monday as well.

On the girls' side, first-place Latin Academy was supposed to play fourth-place O'Bryant at 3:30 p.m. on Monday on the upper field at Madison Park. In the other girls' semifinal, second-place New Mission was supposed to play third-place East Boston at 3:30 p.m. on Monday on the lower field.

In the boys' semifinals, first-place Madison Park was scheduled to play fourth-place Boston International at 3:30 p.m. at White Stadium on Monday.

Second-place East Boston was going to play third-place Brighton at 6 p.m. at White Stadium on Monday.

The soccer championships were originally scheduled for Wednesday at White Stadium.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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