The 2012 boys' and girls' soccer pairings have been released by the MIAA and city teams are looking to make a stand against the suburbs. The tournament opens this weekend and will crown three state champions. Most teams will start with a preliminary-round game with hopes to move on.
Division 1 North features the East Boston boys against Brighton Saturday at Ceylon at 12:30 pm.
The last time Brighton faced East Boston the Bengals came out on top, 5-0, putting this game in its favor. Whichever team wins will proceed to the first round to face Masconomet at home Sunday at 1 pm.
"We're going to try to regroup in the next couple days and see what happens," East Boston coach Lorenzo Di Benedetto said. "Unfortunately we got some injuries and we’re going to try to regroup. Brighton is a very strong team."
In Division 1 North girls, East Boston will take on Westford at East Boston Stadium on Saturday at 3 pm.
The Madison Park girls team will also play in Division 1 against Cambridge at home on Friday at 7 pm.
In Division 2 North, the Burke boys' team will play against North Andover at Ceylon Park on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The Latin Academy girls will face Bishop Fenwick at Reservation Road on Saturday at 2 pm.
In Division 3 North, Boston International will go head-to-head with Manchester on Friday at 1:30 and the New Mission girls will play Whittier in the first round on Sunday at 1pm.
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