NJSIAA state tournament pairings for boys’ and girls’ soccer released

The NJSIAA released the state tournament pairings for boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer.

The Worrall Community Newspapers schools in Essex County that have made the state tournament are:

Boys Soccer: Irvington, Nutley, Belleville, Orange, West Orange, Columbia, Seton Hall Prep, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge

Girls Soccer: Nutley, Belleville, Orange, West Orange, Columbia, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge.

Here are the first round pairings, with seeds in parentheses (girls’ games are Monday, Oct. 30, and boys’ games are Tuesday, Oct. 31):

BOYS SOCCER

North Jersey Section 1, Group 4

(7) West Orange vs. (10) Mount Olive

(16) Bloomfield at (1) Kearny

North Jersey Section 2, Group 4

(5) Columbia vs. (12) Piscataway

North Jersey Section 2, Group 3

(6) Irvington vs. (11) Ferrris

(7) Belleville vs. (10) West Windsor-Plainsboro North

(9) Orange at (8) Middletown North

(14) Nutley at (3) Somerville

North Jersey Section 2, Group 1

(13) Glen Ridge at (4) Becton

North Jersey Non-Public “A”

(2) Seton Hall Prep, bye. Will play winner of (7) St. Joseph of Montvale vs. (10) Paramus Catholic in quarterfinals, Nov. 3.

GIRLS SOCCER

North Jersey Section 1, Group 4

(5) West Orange vs. (12) Bergen Tech

(13) Bloomfield at (4) Livingston

North Jersey Section 2, Group 4

(9) Columbia at (8) Elizabeth

North Jersey Section 2, Group 3

(7) Belleville vs. (10) Colonia

(9) Nutley at (8) Middletown North

(13) Orange at (4) Mendham

North Jersey Section 2, Group 1

(1) Glen Ridge vs. (16) Bound Brook.

NOTES: Glen Ridge girls are the two-time defending North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 champion.  They also have won four of the last five titles in that section under head coach Oscar Viteri, who has been at the helm since 2001.

Seton Hall Prep is the defending North Jersey Non-Public “A” champion.

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