Each team originally had 14 league matches to play
By CHRIS HOBBS
The South Fork 2A announced Monday it has revised the schedule for the rest of the varsity volleyball season and will determine its champion based on 11 matches.
Because of COVID, the conference planned a schedule limited to 14 matches – as required by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) – but not all league schools are projected to play 14 matches.
Based on current standings, Lake Norman Charter and North Lincoln will play 14 league matches, Bandys, Maiden and West Lincoln will get in 13, Lincolnton and Newton-Conover will play 12 and East Lincoln will finish 11.
Four conference schools – Maiden, Bandys, East Lincoln and Newton-Conover – have experienced quarantines during the season.
East Lincoln is currently not able to play again until Dec. 23 while Maiden, Bandys and Newton-Conover have cleared their quarantines.
The conference has to meet a Jan. 9 deadline of reporting final standings to the NCHSAA, which will then develop the state playoff brackets.
In determining a champion based on 11 matches, a press release from the South Fork 2A said the top five teams can drop one match played against one of the three bottom teams in the standings.
The conference indicated there will be one doubleheader (at Bandys on Dec. 29) and one tripleheader (at Maiden on Dec. 29) played as part of completing the regular season.
The South Fork 2A determined before the season started that it would not play a conference tournament.
REVISED SOUTH FORK 2A SCHEDULE
(for remainder of the season)
Note: Matches are at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted and limited to 25 home fans only (plus support personnel. All South Fork 2A matches are available by livestream at (https://www.sfcnetwork.tv/).
MONDAY, DEC. 21
Lincolnton at W. Lincoln, 6 p.m.
Maiden vs. N. Lincoln 6 p.m.
Newton-Conover vs. Lake Norman Charter, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 22
Lake Norman Charter vs. Lincolnton, 6 p.m.
N. Lincoln at Newton-Conover, 6 p.m.
W. Lincoln at Bandys, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 29
Lake Norman Charter at W. Lincoln, 6 p.m.
Lincolnton vs. N. Lincoln, 11 a.m.
N. Lincoln vs. Bandys, 1 p.m.
E. Lincoln vs. Newton-Conover, 1 p.m.
E. Lincoln vs. Maiden
Maiden vs. Newton-Conover
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30
Bandys at East Lincoln, 6 p.m.
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, 6 p.m.
Maiden at W. Lincoln, 6 p.m.
N. Lincoln at Lake Norman Charter, 6 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 4
Bandys at Lake Norman Charter, 6 p.m.
E. Lincoln at N. Lincoln, 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6
Lake Norman Charter at E. Lincoln, 6 p.m.
N. Lincoln at Maiden, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 7
N. Lincoln at Lincolnton, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 8
Maiden at E. Lincoln, 6 p.m.