Viking Cup soccer opens Thursday

03/05/2014 11:06 AM

03/05/2014 11:19 AM

The 2014 Taco Bell Viking Cup girls soccer tournament runs Thursday through Sunday at Spring Valley High.

The elite girls soccer event features 32 ranked in-state teams, including Midlands entries A.C. Flora, Blythewood, Brookland-Cayce, Cardinal Newman, Chapin, Dutch Fork, Irmo, Lexington, Ridge View, River Bluff, Spring Valley and Swansea.

Thursday’s first-round matches: Spring Valley vs. Swansea (5 p.m.); Brookland-Cayce vs. Dutch Fork (5 p.m.); Lexington vs. West Florence (6 p.m.); River Bluff vs. Irmo (6:30 p.m.); Ridge View vs. A.C. Flora (7:30 p.m.); Blythewood vs. Chapin (8 p.m.).

Cardinal Newman opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Greenville.

Pool play continues through Saturday. Semifinal (9 a.m.) and championship (1 p.m.) matches follow on Sunday.

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