Haldane Has Two Sectional Champs

Haldane players hug Chloe Rowe after she scored her second goal and the Blue Devils took a 2-1 lead. (Photo by Scott Warren)

Volleyball and girls’ soccer teams advance to regionals

The Haldane High School girls’ soccer and volleyball teams both brought home Section 1 titles on Sunday (Nov. 3).

At Arlington High School, the soccer team (10-5-3), seeded second among Class C schools in the section, upset top-seeded Leffell School (formerly Solomon Schechter), 3-1. Freshman Chloe Rowe had two goals and freshman Liv Villella added the third, with seniors Jade Villella and Bela Monteleone recording assists.

Haldane won its ninth consecutive Section 1, Class C championship. (Photo by Scott Warren)

Haldane will face Section 9 champion S.S. Seward on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. at Middletown High School in a game that will be broadcast online on the NFHS Network (nfhsnetwork.com).

Seward needed two overtimes and two “golden-goal” periods (in which the game ends on a goal) on Oct. 30 before winning the Section 9 title on penalty kicks against Millbrook, the two-time defending champs.

The Haldane-Seward winner will advance to the Class C final four on Nov. 16 at Cortland High School.

In volleyball, top-seeded Haldane defeated No. 3 Keio, 3-1 (25-18, 19-25, 25-9, 25-17) on Nov. 3 at Pace University to win the Class D sectional title.

The Blue Devils (17-4) will face Shelter Island at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Greenport High School on Long Island in a regional semifinal. Haldane won the Class D sectional from 2004 to 2015 before spending the past three seasons competing in Class C.

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