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Ohio Athletic Conference releases preliminary spring schedule for postponed fall sports

The OAC contains colleges like Baldwin Wallace College, John Carroll, College, and Mount Union College.

The Ohio Athletic Convention, made up of NCAA Division III colleges throughout the state, introduced a preliminary spring schedule Thursday for fall sports activities postponed final month due to issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Soccer, soccer and girls’s volleyball are anticipated to start out on the weekend of March 12, 2021 and finish on April 16, together with championship video games.

The schedules will characteristic conference-only video games and can permit all student-athletes to maintain considered one of their 4 seasons of participation.

The next was launched by the OAC:

Soccer
The Convention will break up into two divisions, East and West. The East Division contains Baldwin Wallace, John Carroll, Marietta, Mount Union and Muskingum. The West Division contains Capital, Heidelberg, Ohio Northern, Otterbein and Wilmington.
Every group will play the opposite 4 groups in its division (two residence, two highway) over a 5 week interval with every group receiving a bye. All video games are scheduled on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m., starting on Friday, March 12.
On Friday, April 16, the highest seeds of every division will meet for the OAC Championship. The 2-seeds may also play in addition to the three-seeds, four-seeds and five-seeds. The East Division will host the #1, #three and #5 video games, whereas the West Division will host #2 and #4.

Soccer
Males’s and girls’s soccer will take the originally-scheduled fall 2020 spherical robin and transfer it to the spring, starting on Sunday, March 14. The women and men will play at reverse websites every Sunday and Thursday (Monday, April 5 after Easter). Sunday contests will start at 2:00 p.m., whereas Thursday matches are both 4:00 or 7:00 p.m. on the host’s discretion.
On Sunday, April 18, the highest seed will host the second seed for the Convention Championship. The third-seed will host the fourth-seed, and so on., so that each one 10 groups play 10 contests.

Volleyball
Ladies’s volleyball will take the originally-scheduled fall 2020 spherical robin and transfer it to the spring, starting on Friday, March 12. Matches might be performed each Friday evening and Tuesday evening till the common season ends on Friday, April 9. Every date will characteristic a doubleheader match, leading to a Convention double-round robin, with video games beginning at 6:00 and eight:00 p.m.
After April 9, the league might be seeded from one to 10 with the highest 4 groups incomes a spot within the Convention last 4, performed on Tuesday, April 13. The very best remaining seed will host the following highest remaining seed on Friday, April 16 for the OAC Championship. The 2 non-winners on Tuesday may also meet on the increased seed to finish an 11-date season.
The six groups not making the ultimate 4 may also be afforded 11 dates of competitors in the course of the week of April 12 by scheduling nearer geographic matches at institutional discretion.

The winter sports activities of basketball, indoor monitor and subject, swimming and diving and wrestling may have competitors postponed in 2020 however there are plans to renew in January 2021.

The OAC options the next ten colleges: Baldwin Wallace College, Capital College, Heidelberg College, John Carroll College, Marietta School, the College of Mount Union, Muskingum College, Ohio Northern College, Otterbein College and Wilmington School.

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