The annual Georges Valley girls soccer preseason kickoff tourney is set for Saturday, Aug. 28 as eight teams from six schools will come together to showcase their talents on the pitch and to work out the kinks prior to the regular season.

The host Buccaneers — the defending state Class C champions — will host varsity squads from Camden Hills Searsport, Medomak Valley, Erskine Academy of South China and Massabesic of Waterboro, while Camden Hills and Erskine Academy will also bring jayvee groups to fill out the eight-team tournament.

Saturday’s tournament will begin at 9 a.m., while each team will play five games over the course of the day. There will be a break from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch, as well as a juggling and shootout competition for those who wish to participate.

Each game will be 30 minutes running time. Traditional soccer games are 80 minutes, or two 40-minute halves.

Games will be played on Sam Pendleton Field and old field hockey field, both behind Georges Valley High School, and the Thomaston Grammar School soccer field. The former school field hockey field is now the Bucs’ practice soccer field.

All teams will meet on the GVHS soccer field following the final games of the day for award presentations.

The schedule of games includes:

9 a.m. — Camden Hills jayvees versus Massabesic, TGS; Georges Valley versus Camden Hills, practice field; and Medomak Valley versus Erskine Academy jayvees, Pendleton Field.

9:45 a.m. — Searsport versus Erskine Academy, TGS; Massabesic versus Georges Valley, practice field; and Camden Hills versus Medomak Valley, Pendleton Field.

10:30 a.m. — Searsport versus Erskine Academy jayvees, Pendleton Field; Camden Hills jayvees versus Erskine Academy, practice field; and Massabesic versus Camden Hills, Pendleton Field.

11:15 a.m. — Camden Hills jayvees versus Erskine Academy jayvees, Pendleton Field; Medomak Valley versus Erskine Academy, practice field; and Georges Valley versus Searsport, Pendleton Field.

1 p.m. — Camden Hills versus Erskine Academy jayvees, TGS; Camden Hills jayvees versus Georges Valley, practice field; and Massabesic versus Erskine Academy jayvees, Pendleton Field.

1:45 p.m. — Camden Hills jayvees versus Medomak Valley, TGS; Camden Hills versus Searsport, practice field; and Georges Valley versus Erskine Academy, Pendleton Field.

2:30 p.m. — Medomak Valley versus Searsport, practice field; and Massebesic versus Erskine Academy jayvees, Pendleton Field.

For more information, call Georges Valley High School at 354-2502.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.