The Livingston Academy Lady Cats were preparing to take on Dyersburg on Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. in Murfreesboro, but that, along with the rest of the State Tournament, has been pushed back two days due to Tropical Storm Zeta.
This was announced by the TSSAA at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, as they stated they believe the storm will lead to unplayable conditions at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
While he says he was initially unhappy with the decision, Livingston Head Coach David Sadler now says he’s appreciative of the two extra days with his team.
“Everything’s been moving so fast these last couple of weeks,” Sadler said. “We’ve got some girls that may have a couple bangs and bruises here and there that need to heal up, so I think these extra two days are going to be good for us.”
Sadler also mentions that it gives his girls a chance to sit back and reflect on the program history they’ve made in the past few weeks.
“(We’re going to) just enjoy it,” Sadler said. “Enjoy these last couple of weeks we’ve had with winning the district, region and sectional, and then going to state for the first time…we haven’t had time to sit down and reflect and enjoy it, so we’re going to take that opportunity.”
Division I will play Quarterfinals on Friday, Oct.30, Semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 31 and the Championship games will be played on Monday, Nov. 2.
Livingston Academy will still play at 6:30 P.M. on Friday against Dyersburg.