Three Haldane Teams Still Alive in Tourney

Soccer, volleyball, football play today to advance in playoffs

By Leigh Alan Klein

Girls’ soccer

Class C Regional Final
Friday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m.
Diamond in the Pines Park, Coram
Against: Section 11 champ Southhold/Greenport (13-4)
Next up: State semi-finals, Nov. 11

Last year’s Long Island champ, Port Jefferson, knocked the Blue Devils out of the playoffs with a 3-0 regional final victory before repeating as Class C state champions. This year Southhold/Greenport emerged from Section 11 as the team to beat, taking its first Suffolk County title in 30 years with a 3-1 win over Stony Brook.

Haldane (7-10-2) has been playing its best soccer at the right time. On Oct. 31, the Blue Devils defeated Millbrook 2-1 in overtime on a game-winner by senior Allison Chiera in the 87th minute. Saoirse Maguire had tied the game with a goal in the 44th minute.

On Oct. 29, Haldane won its seventh consecutive Section 1, Class C title with a 2-0 victory over Pawling. Jade Villella scored both goals. Haldane last won the Class C state championship in 2014.

Girls’ volleyball

Section 1, Class C Semi-Final
Friday, Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane High School
Against: Keio Academy (Purchase)
Next up: Final at Pace University, Nov. 5

In September, Haldane defeated Keio 3-0. The Blue Devils (14-7) won their last three matches of the season and enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in Section 1.

The other bracket has top-seeded Rye Neck against No. 4 Pawling. Rye Neck is 7-0 against the field and only lost one set to its Class C opponents. It defeated Haldane in September, 3-1.

Football

Section 1, Class C Final
Friday, Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac High School
Against: Tuckahoe
Next up: Regional vs. Section 9 winner, Nov. 10

The only two Class D schools in Section 1, Haldane and Tuckahoe, play every year for the title. Haldane upset the Tigers in last year’s championship game but the Eastchester school defeated the Blue Devils earlier this season, 22-12.

Cross country

Runners from Haldane and Beacon will compete at the Section 1 Championship at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Girls’ swimming

The Beacon girls’ swim team (6-4) competed in three relay events on Nov. 1 but fell short of qualifying for the Section 1 Championship. In the 400-yard freestyle, Chloe Tomlins, Claire Wood, Dania Gillins and Adrianna Bonnes finished 36th in 4:49.43; in the 200-yard freestyle, Jolene Lagunda, Thandiwe Knox, Natalie Negron and Cassandra Ruffy finished 36th in 1:58.48; and in the 200-yard medley, Wood, Ruffy, Negron and Knox finished 32nd in 2:15.08.

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