Wayne Hills Boys and Girls Soccer Season Recap

By Luke Hulbert, Staff Writer

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As the Wayne Hills Boys and Girls soccer seasons both come to an end, both teams have qualified for the state tournament. The boys finished with an overall record of 10-10-2 and the girls with a 12-8 record.

Unfortunately, the boys team was recently knocked out of the Passaic County Championship quarterfinals by Clifton, suffering a 3-0 loss, and also the first round of the state tournament.

The boys were seeded 13th in the State Tournament and took on the 4th seed, Paramus, on October 29th at Paramus High School. Sophomore Ryan Schutze says, “The game was a physical, fast, and competitive back and forth battle. Both teams were very talented, but unfortunately we fell short.”

As for the girls, they finished four games over 500 standing at 12-8. The girls lost 3-0 to DePaul, the defending Passaic County champions, in a hard-fought quarterfinal game. With acquiring the 5th seed in the state tournament, they battled the 12th seed Pascack Valley at home on October 28th in the first round of the state tournament. They won 3-1 and sophomore Mia Lombardi had two goals.

The girls moved on to the next round and had to face a very successful 14-3 Paramus team. “I think we have a chance to beat them. They have some good results but I feel confident that my team will be successful. We hope to win against them and continue our season. We have never faced them in the past, but it definitely should be a good game,” senior captain Brooke Alexander says. The girls came up short with a 2-0 loss that brought their season to an end.

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