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Free State soccer to face Olathe East in state quarterfinals

May 20, 2012


The regional champion Free State girls soccer team earned a No. 4 seed in next week’s Class 6A state quarterfinals and will face top-seeded Olathe East.

The Firebirds (12-4-2) will take on the undefeated Hawks at 7 p.m on Tuesday at the College Boulevard Activities Center in Olathe.

Free State lost, 5-0, to O-East on May 1 at FSHS.


Shelley Bock 6 years, 1 month ago

Playing Olathe East at this stage is a tough assignment. However, Free State has never been to the quarterfinals before so here's wishing that they make the most of it for a win. Hope that students and fans make it over to Olathe to see the game.

Win this game and they're two more! Go Free State!

MISTERTibbs 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm a little confused here. How does the 4 seed end up playing the 1 seed in the quarter finals? Shouldn't 4 host 5 and 1 host 8 in the quarters?

Maxandwillie 6 years, 1 month ago

Soccer is divided by east and west. They take the 4 teams that have advanced to the quarterfinals from the east and seed them 1-4 and do the same in the west. After the quarters the top team from the East will play the #2 team from the West and vice versa.

Shelley Bock 6 years, 1 month ago

Now MISTER Tibbs, here's the lowdown.

6A soccer is divided into 3 regions, Northeast, Central and South Central. Twelve teams go into Northeast and twelve into South Central. The remain 8 of the 32 schools are grouped in the Central where both Lawrence and Free State are found. Then, these teams are seeded and brackets into groups of four for competition in the regionals, Manhattan and Free State won their regionals so they advance to the Quarterfinals.

The eastern most team goes with the three teams coming out of the Northeast; the remaining squad goes to the South Central. For the quarterfinals, all remaining teams are reseeded according to their record with #1 playing #4 and #2 playing #3. The winners advance to State Finals. Same pairing goes on in the South Central with the 4 remaining teams.

At the State Finals, #1 from the North East is seeded against the #2 from the South-Central .#1 South Central goes against #2 North East.

The team with the higher seed hosts. This makes having a great season record very important.

MISTERTibbs 6 years, 1 month ago

Max and Hepburn - thanks for the education on that. I don't know why I was thinking more along the lines of basketball, baseball & softball seeding than football. Had I been thinking it through properly I would have realized you don't bring the final 8 to a single location and play it out over a weekend.

Stupid on my part.


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