Local Teams Await State Tournament Seedings

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Monomoy Regional High School , Cape Cod Tech , Sports , Nauset Regional High School

The Monomoy girls soccer team is heading back to the Division 4 state tournament this fall. BRAD JOYAL FILE PHOTO

It’s that time of year that local high school sports teams have been working toward — and waiting for — all season. As the calendar turns from October to November, local teams turn their attention from regular season action to the postseason as they await the MIAA state tournament seedings to be released.

Football and volleyball brackets were released Monday, with Cape Cod Tech’s girls volleyball team being the first Lower Cape team to learn its tournament fate. The Crusaders (12-4) earned the No. 29 seed in the Division 5 volleyball tournament and will host No. 36 Mount Alvernia (9-9) in a preliminary-round matchup in Harwich (date/time TBA).

The Cape Tech, Monomoy and Nauset football teams each fell short of qualifying for the postseason, though they will continue playing games weekly leading up to their respective Thanksgiving rivalry matchups.

Field hockey brackets were released by the MIAA on Tuesday afternoon, with Nauset and Monomoy both qualifying for their respective tournaments. Nauset (9-6-3) earned the No. 20 seed and will visit No. 13 Hopkinton (9-4-5) for a Round of 32 matchup (date/time TBA). Monomoy (9-4-5) was tabbed as the No. 4 seed in Division 4 and will host No. 29 Amesbury (2-16-0) in the Round of 32 at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harwich.

Boys and girls soccer brackets were scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon release after the Chronicle's deadline.

All three local boys soccer teams are heading to the state tournament. Nauset (13-4-1) will compete in the Division 2 tournament, Monomoy (10-5-3) in Division 4 and Cape Tech (13-3-2) in Division 5.

Two of the three local girls soccer programs are also heading to their respective state tournaments. Nauset (16-1-1) was ranked No. 24 in the MIAA’s latest Division 2 power rankings released Oct. 28, while Monomoy (12-6-1) was No. 27 in Division 4.

Stay tuned to MIAA.net to learn where each of the local teams will be seeded in their brackets and for updates throughout the state tournaments.

Email Brad Joyal at brad@capecodchronicle.com. Twitter: @BradJoyal