It’s a big week for post-season high school sports. Time to sport school colors and cheer on the local teams.
West Essex Field Hockey captured the NJSIAA North Jersey Group 2, Section 1 championship Wednesday with a 4-1 win over High Point in North Caldwell. Amanda Cassera scored three goals and Kaitlyn Struss scored once for the Knights. The team finished the season 20-1-0.
The Caldwell girls soccer team will host Hanover Park in the semi-final round playoff game of the NJSIAA State Tournament Friday. The game will be played at the Kiwanis Oval, Provost Square in Caldwell, at 4 p.m. The winner of Friday’s match will advance to the Group 2 Section 2 championship. The Chiefs defeated Hackettstown 3-1 in the quarter-final game Monday.
Caldwell boys soccer will also advance to the semi-final round Friday after defeating Garfield 1-0 in the quarter-final round on Monday. The Chiefs will travel to Bernards Friday for a 2 p.m. game.
Post-season football gets under way this weekend. The West Essex Knights take on Lakeland in North Caldwell in the first round of the Group 3 North 1 NJSIAA football state tournament. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Both teams are 8-1-0.
The Chiefs football team will play Lincoln at home in the first round of the Group 2 North 2 tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. Caldwell's regular season record is 7-1-0 and Lincoln finished the regular season at 7-2-0. In a blog this week, the Star-Ledger called the Chiefs' section the toughest in the state.
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