Soccer Playoff Scenarios

With one night still to play, 4 playoff spots are yet to be decided across boys and girls soccer.

On the girls side, Conestoga Valley has Section 1 locked up.  Hempfield and Manheim Township are still vying for the 2nd and 3rd place spots.  Ephrata has sewn up Section 2, ELCO Section 3.  Lampeter-Strasburg, Donegal and Pequea Valley have also punched their tickets to the playoffs.

But for those that love playoff math, Section 1 is where you want to be.  If Conestoga Valley and Hempfield would tie in points it would go to the 4th tiebreaker and Conestoga Valley has a +3 goal differential in section play.  For Hempfield girls to clinch 2nd place Hempfield girls need a win or a Manheim Township loss.  For Manheim Township girls to clinch 2nd place Manheim Township girls need a win and a Hempfield loss or tie.  OR Manheim Township could lock up second with a tie and a Hempfield loss (Manheim Township clinches second via head to head matchup tiebreaker in that case).

On the boys side, Section 2 is still up in the air.  E-town boys will clinch Section 2 with a win tonight over Solanco. A loss or tie by Etown and Ephrata wins Section 2.  Hempfield and Lancaster Mennonite have Sections 1 and 3 in the bag, respectively.  Other qualifiers are ELCO, Lancaster Catholic, Manheim Township and Warwick.

Complete brackets will be posted on Friday, including game locations and times.