Roundup: Storm postponements include volleyball sectionals
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The remnants of Hurricane Sandy that brought significant snowfall to the state on Tuesday forced several postponements.
All the high school volleyball sectional tournaments in the Kanawha Valley were affected. Class AAA Region 3 Section 1 featuring host Capital, George Washington, Ripley, Riverside and South Charleston was moved to today along with AAA Region 4 Section 1 with Hurricane, Nitro, Point Pleasant, host St. Albans and Winfield, and Class A Region 4 Section 1 featuring host Buffalo, Charleston Catholic, Hannan, St. Joseph and Wahama.
Class AA Region 4 Section 1 with Clay County, host Herbert Hoover, Nicholas County, Poca and Sissonville will start Thursday. (See Page 2B for pairings and schedule.)
The start times for the Kanawha County Middle School soccer tournament championships Saturday at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium in Coonskin Park were changed again. The girls title game kicks off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 8 p.m. (See Page 2B for pairings and schedule.)
UC SOCCER: The University of Charleston men's soccer team is fourth in the NCAA Division II poll and No. 1 in the Atlantic Region.
The Golden Eagles (13-2) moved up a spot from the previous week in the national rankings. Davis & Elkins (13-3-1) was No. 20 in the national poll and third in the Atlantic Region while West Virginia Wesleyan was fifth regionally and Wheeling Jesuit eighth.
WVU SPORTS: The WVU women's basketball team was No. 22 in the USA Today-ESPN Top 25 coaches preseason poll Tuesday. The Mountaineers were No. 17 in the Associated Press poll.
Baylor, the defending national champion and Big 12 favorite, was No. 1 in both polls. Big 12 members Oklahoma (No. 14), Oklahoma State (No. 24) and Kansas (No. 25) were also ranked in the USA Today-ESPN Top 25 while Texas and Iowa State received votes.
MU SOCCER: Marshall freshman forward Erin Simmons was named to the Conference USA All-Conference women's soccer third team and all-freshman squad Tuesday. The Gahanna, Ohio, resident shared the team lead with six goals.