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Game Info

Listed below are facts about games in various age groups.


Game Info

Mercy Rule

All RVSOA serviced VHSL games will have an 8 goal mercy rule.  End the game when:

JV-8 goal lead with 15 minutes (or less) left in game

V-8 goal lead with 20 minutes (or less) left in game.

This applies to all regular season and some playoff games (not state games)

Posted by dam5p on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 9:38 am

U-14 Game Times

WE have had a problem with the REC, U-14 time periods!!!!!  Please READ the following carefully:  Roanoke County and Roanoke City games will play 25 minute halves, HS sub rule.  Salem City and Botetourt County are playing 12 minute quarters, subs at the end of each quarter.  There is no change in NURSA house league games

Posted by RVSOA.COM on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 9:12 pm
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Game times

All Varsity: 40 minute halves plus two 5 minutes OT’s if needed

JV’s : 30 minute halves with NO OT’s

Middle School’s: 25 Minutes halves plus a 10 minute extra period (Roanoke County, Botetourt), or 30 minutes halves (Roanoke City)

Private Schools Sub Varsity: 30 Minute halves.

Posted by RVSOA.COM on Friday, March 09, 2007 at 11:02 pm
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