The constant threat of lightning at Raleigh's WRAL Soccer Complex on Saturday has added 12 more games in Wilson in the US Youth Soccer Southern Regional tournament.
There will be six games starting at 8:40 p.m. at Gillette Athletic Complex and six more at 10 p.m. which will mean 16 hours of soccer in Wilson. Originally, there was to have been 36 games a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Gillette and 16 quarterfinals matches on Monday. Now it seems there will be 136 matches played here.
The added action Saturday night at Gillette is in the ages 16-under (U16) girls and U16 and U18 boys. Additionally, six U19 girls matches originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at WRAL have been moved to Monday at 11:30 a.m. That change will not affect the quarterfinals schedule for Gillette on Monday.
Here's the schedule:
U16G - Columbia United FC U16 Elite (S.C.) v RSL Florida Elite - Gillette #1 - 8:40 p.m.
U16G - Polaris 92 (No. Texas0 v Baton Rouge Soccer Club (La.) - Gillette #2 - 8:40 p.m.
U16G - Vestavia Attack 92 Blue (Ala.) v Hurricane FC 92 Cussen (Okla.) - Gillette #3 - 8:40 p.m.
U16G - Lakeview Lightning 92 (Fla.) v AFC Lightning 92 White (Ga.) - Gillette #4 - 8:40 p.m.
U16G - Arkansas SC Cougars 92 v Gulf Coast United (Miss.) - Gillette #5 - 8:40 p.m.
U16G - Charlotte SC Blue G (N.C.) v Sting Royal 92 (No. Texas) - Gillette #6 - 8:40 p.m.
U16B - HSC Strikers 92 Blue (Ala.) v Solar SC (No. Texas) - Gillette #1 - 10:00 p.m.
U16B - Lonestars 92B Red (So. Texas) v CESA 91 Premier (S.C.) Gillette #2 - 10:00 p.m.
U18B - Columbia United FC Elite 89 (S.C.) v NOSA 90B (La.) - Gillette #3 - 10:00 p.m.
U18B - Alianza Premier (Ga.) v Charlotte SC Blue (N.C.) - Gillette #4 - 10:00 p.m.
U18B - Knoxville FC Crush Arsenal (Tenn.) v Team Boca White (Fla.) - Gillette #5 - 10:00 p.m.
U18B - Solar 90 (No. Texas) v CESA 89 Premier (S.C.) - Gillette #6 - 10:00 p.m.