2020 Eight-Game Soccer Season Cancelled; Decision on Four-Game Schedule on Sept. 28

News Release

2020 MCAC Eight-Game Soccer Schedule Cancelled; Decision Deadline for Reduced Four-Game Schedule Set for Sept. 28

The MCAC has decided to cancel the full, eight-game soccer schedule that had been approved earlier for the 2020 season. The league isn’t cancelling the full season yet and will make a decision on whether a four-game season will take place by Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

“If Manitoba Public Health response levels are back to yellow (caution) in all health regions where MCAC schools are located, and the MSA’s Return to Play Phase is back up to Phase three in all of those health regions, then a 50 per cent schedule will begin on October 3, 2020,” said Scott Masterson, MCAC president. “If, however, those conditions are not in place, then the reduced schedule will not be approved and the full MCAC soccer season will be officially cancelled.”

If the four-game season is approved, the 2020 MCAC season will kick off with the Brandon University Bobcats facing the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers on Oct. 3 — the women kicking off at noon, followed by the men at 2:15 p.m.

For the remaining nine games on the schedule, the women will play at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3:15 p.m. The updated four-game schedule can be found on our website.

If the provincial health and safety requirements aren’t met, the 2020 season will be cancelled.

About the MCAC

The MCAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Manitoba. Its mission is to foster the development of the student-athlete through the administration and promotion of intercollegiate athletics as part of the education experience and provide a leadership role in the development of sport in Manitoba.

MCAC student athletes compete in basketball, futsal, soccer and volleyball. Member institutions include Assiniboine Community College (Brandon), Brandon University (Brandon), Canadian Mennonite University (Winnipeg), Providence University College (Otterburne) and Université de Sainte-Boniface (Winnipeg).

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For more information, please contact:

Kellen Taniguchi

Communications Coordinator

mcacnews@gmail.com

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