New York's best high school girls' soccer teams to compete in Cortland

A screenshot captured from drone footage of the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex (Photo: Matt Maniaci/Youtube)

CORTLAND, N.Y. – The 2017 High School Girls State Championship tournament begins this weekend at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex, Cortland High School and Homer High School Stadium.

Twenty teams from across New York State will vie for state titles in five divisions. Hosted by Section III Girls Soccer Committee in partnership with the Cortland Regional Sports Council, the event kicks off Friday, November 10, with a banquet at SUNY Cortland’s Corey Union. First round action gets underway on Saturday, with the championship games slated for Sunday.

“We have several turf field options available to us. This allows for the kind of flexibility other communities can’t offer. Our local hotels will be booked with players, coaches, spectators and officials,” said Sports Council Executive Director Machell Phelps. “This is exactly the kind of event we want to host in the Cortland community."

The general public is encouraged to attend. There is an admission fee of $8.00/day. Match ups include teams from Section 3 - Westhill from Class B will play Albertus-Magnus from Section 1; Jamesville-Dewitt will face off against Pearl River, also from Section 1. Class AA has Baldwinsville playing Monroe-Woodbury from Section 9 and Class D Poland plays Moriah from Section 7.

“We hope the community will welcome these athletes and spectators. Making it to a State Championship – in any sport – is quite an accomplishment. These participants will always remember their time in Cortland for this reason.” said Phelps.

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A complete schedule of game times and venues is below:

Semi-Finals: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Class         Field Time

AA                SUNY Cortland Stadium                                                 5:30 pm

                  Massapequa vs. Clarence

AA               SUNY Cortland Stadium                                                  5:30 pm

                  Baldwinsville vs. Monroe-Woodbury


A                 Cortland High School                                                    10:00 am

                  Spencerport vs. North Shore

A                 Cortland High School                                                     12:30 pm

                  Pearl River vs. Jamesville-Dewitt


B                 Cortland High School                                                      3:00 pm

                  Albertus-Magnus vs. Westhill

B                 Cortland High School                                                      5:30 pm

                  Aquinas vs. Babylon


C                 Homer High School                                                        3:00 pm

                  Notre Dame vs. Stillwater

C                 Homer High School                                                        5:30 pm

                  Allegany-Limestone vs. Southold/Greenport


D                 Homer High School                                             10:00 am

                   Moriah vs. Poland

D                 Homer High School                                             12:30 pm

                  Eldred vs. Wheatland-Chili


FINALS: Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Class AA Final – 3:00pm – Cortland High School

Class A Final – 10:00am – Cortland High School

Class B Final – 12:30pm – Cortland High School

Class C Final – 12:30pm – Homer High School

Class D Final –  10:00am – Homer High School