Soccer and volleyball regional pairings announced

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By John Herndon

The Eighth Region soccer and volleyball tournament pairings were announced Saturday. All of the tournaments will open Monday, October 15 at various sites.

On paper, it appears the Anderson volleyball and girls' soccer teams got a favorable first round pairing.

The girls' soccer team will host Henry County in the first round of the tournament Monday night. The format is new, as district champions host the first round games of the tournament. The semifinals and finals will be at Oldham County High School. Anderson could face the regional favorite, No. 8 Oldham County, which defeated Anderson, 6-3, in the Boyle County Invitational, in the semi-finals.

The volleyball team will play Carroll County in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday night at Shelby County High School.

The winner of that game will play the winner of a matchup of Top 25 teams, No. 21 Simon Kenton and No. 19 South Oldham. No. 15 North Oldham would be considered a slight favorite in the region.

The boys' soccer team will travel to Simon Kenton on Monday, Oct. 15. Simon Kenton is considered to be a bit of a regional darkhorse. No. 5 Collins is the favorite.

Here are the pairings for each tournament with a designation if a team is a winner or runner up and its record.


Girls' soccer

Monday, Oct. 15

Grant Co. (RU, 8-5-2) at Oldham Co. (W, 16-3-1), 6:30 p.m.

Henry Co. (RU, 3-12-0) at Anderson Co. (W, 9-10-3), 7 p.m.

Spencer Co. (RU, 6-13-0) at Owen Co. (W, 6-14-0), 7 p.m.

South Oldham (RU, 10-10-1) at Simon Kenton (W, 7-10-1), 8 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 16 (At Oldham Co. High School)

Upper bracket semi-final, 6 p.m.

Lower bracket semi-final, 8 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 18 (At Oldham Co. High School)

Championship, 6 p.m.


Boys' soccer

Monday, Oct. 15

Walton-Verona (RU, 10-7-2) at South Oldham (W, 11-8-2), 6:30 p.m.

Owen Co. (RU, 13-10-0) at Collins (W, 16-1-2), 7 p.m.

Oldham Co. (RU, 8-9-1) at Carroll Co. (W, 15-7-0), 7 p.m.

Anderson Co. (RU, 10-10-0) at Simon Kenton (W, 13-6-2), 6 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 16 (At South Oldham High School)

Upper bracket semi-final, 6 p.m.

Lower bracket semi-final, 8 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 18 (At South Oldham High School)

Championship, 8 p.m.


Volleyball (All matches at Shelby Co. High School)

Monday, Oct. 15

Walton-Verona (RU, 21-13) vs. North Oldham (W, 25-10), 6:30 p.m.

Henry Co. (RU, 7-25) at Shelby Co. (W, 18-6), 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 16

Anderson Co. (RU, 19-16) vs. Carroll Co. (W, 18-12), 6:30 p.m.

South Oldham (RU, 22-13) vs. Simon Kenton (W, 25-12), 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 17

Upper bracket semi-final, 6:30 p.m.

Lower bracket semi-final, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 18

Championship, 6:30 p.m.