Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Girls Soccer Sectionals

So the soccer sectionals are out and games get going later this week. First, we'll take a look at the girls brackets.

Class AA
Friday, October 26
First Round
No. 9 Guilderland at No. 8 Columbia, 3 p.m.
No. 12 Catholic Central at No. 5 Niskayuna, 3 p.m.
No. 13 Albany at No. 4 Ballston Spa, 3 p.m.
No. 14 Troy at No. 3 Shaker, 3 p.m.
No. 11 Schenectady at No. 6 Saratoga, 3 p.m.
No. 10 Amsterdam at No. 7 Queensbury, 3 p.m.
Bye - No. 1 Bethlehem, No. 2 Shenendehowa
Tuesday, October 30
Guilderland/Columbia at No. 1 Bethlehem, 3 p.m.
CCHS/Nisky vs. Albany/BSpa at higher seed, 3 p.m.
Troy/Shaker vs. Schen/Saratoga at higher seed, 3 p.m.
Ams/Q'bury at No. 2 Shenendehowa, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 at Broadalbin-Perth, 5&7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7 at Broadalbin-Perth, 7 p.m.
Bracket Analysis: I'd be surprised if Shen and Bethlehem didn't meet in the final, but I've been surprised before. Watch out for Suburban Council Gold Division Champions Shaker in the No. 3 spot.

Class A
Play-in Game
Wednesday, October 24
No. 9 Glens Falls at No. 8 Gloversville, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 26
GF/Glov at No. 1 Burnt Hills, 3 p.m.
No. 5 Mohonasen at No. 4 South Glens Falls, 3 p.m.
No. 6 Lansingburgh at No. 3 Scotia, 3 p.m.
No. 7 Averill Park at No. 2 Holy Names, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31 (one at Amsterdam, one at Broadalbin), 7 p.m.
Friday, November 2 at Broadalbin-Perth, 8 p.m.
Bracket Analysis: When is the last time Burnt Hills hasn't won this Class or at least been a factor? Playing in the Suburban Council just makes them so much better during the year. Scotia and Holy Names have had good seasons, but I think this is the Spartans class to win.

Class B
First Round
Thursday, October 25
No. 16 Bishop Gibbons at No. 1 Ichabod Crane, 7 p.m.
No. 9 Chatham at No. 8 Schuylerville, 3 p.m.
No. 12 Cohoes at No. 5 Greenville, 3 p.m.
No. 13 Hoosic Valley at No. 4 Ravena, 3 p.m.
No. 14 Cobleskill at No. 3 Tamarac, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Coxsackie-Athens at No. 6 Broadalbin-Perth, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Emma Willard at No. 7 Cairo-Durham, 3 p.m.
No. 15 Johnstown at No. 2 Schalmont, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 27
at better seeds, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31 (one at B-P, the other at Amsterdam), 5 p.m.
Friday, November 2 at Broadalbin-Perth, 6 p.m.
Bracket Analysis: There are more than a few teams, who have had good seasons in this bracket. Ichabod Crane is very good, Schalmont is the defending champion Tamarac went to the final last year, Ravena has a lot of fire power and those are just the top four seeds. The B's are really wide open.

Class CC
First Round
Friday, October 26
No. 9 Greenwich at No. 8 Cambridge, 3 p.m.
No. 11 Bene-Knox at No. 6 Galway, 3 p.m.
No. 10 Voorheesville at No. 7 Lake George, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30
Cam/Green at No. 1 Hoosick Falls, 3 p.m.
No. 5 Mayfield at No. 4 Albany Academy, 3 p.m.
B-K/Galway at No. 3 Stillwater, 3 p.m.
LG/V'Ville at No. 2 Mechanicville, 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 at Broadalbin-Perth, 4&6 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 at Broadalbin, 3 p.m.
Bracket Analysis: Look at this bracket. First of all, Hoosick Falls and Mechanicville are ranked No. 1 & 2 in the state and then Stillwater, who went to the State Final Four, a year ago, is No. 3. Albany Academy has also had a good season.

Class C
First Round
Friday, October 26
No. 9 Duanesburg at No. 8 Berlin, 3 p.m.
No. 11 Salem at No. 6 Whitehall, 3 p.m.
No. 10 Rensselaer at No. 7 Canajoharie, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30
Ber/Duane at No. 1 Maple Hill, 3 p.m.
No. 5 Waterford at No. 4 Fort Plain, 3 p.m.
White/Salem at No. 3 Schoharie, 3 p.m.
Cajo/Renss at No. 2 Middleburgh, 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 at Amsterdam, 4&6 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 at Broadalbin-Perth, 1 p.m.
Bracket Analysis: I would have to think Maple Hill is the clear-cut favorite in the top spot. Schoharie and Middleburgh are always tough come playoff time.

Class D
Wednesday, October 31

No. 4 Sharon Springs vs. No. 1 New Lebanon at Amsterdam, 3 p.m.
No. 3 Fort Ann vs. No. 2 Northville at Broadalbin-Perth, 3 p.m.
Friday, November 2 at Brodalbin-Perth, 4 p.m.
Bracket Analysis: Well there's not much to analyze. With only four teams, each team is only one win from the final.

As you can see, we should have some real good competition in the girls' tournament. Who do you guys think will play well. Who's going to win each section. Let me know.

I'll be back later to post the boys' pairings and what I think about them.


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