Big Wednesday

February 28, 2008 on 12:08 am | In analysis | 1 Comment

Lot of action tonight. Let’s see if we can put it in historical context.

MKA 6, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 6
Red Bank Catholic 6, Morris Knolls 5

Okay, not a lot to write home about there. Good tune-up for RBC and Knolls.

Pingry 9, Paul VI 0 – Big Blue win just their second state game in the last eight years, beating Paul VI in its first state tournament appearance ever.
Gloucester Catholic 2, Pope John 1 – First state win in team history for Gloucester, and the winning goal came with just three minutes remaining.
Brick 10, Toms River South 1 – Green Dragons’ first actual win (not counting shootouts) in the state tournament since 2003.
Johnson 9, Robbinsville 3 – Johnson also had not won a state game since 2003 and will now aim for a true first – the team has never won two games in the state tournament. Robbinsville was making its first appearance in the state tournament.
Wall 3, Passaic Valley 2, OT – The Crimson Knights won a preliminary game for the third straight year. They have never won two state tournament games. PV is 0-3 in its state tournament history. Also the first overtime game of this year’s tournaments. There were 12 last year.
St. Joseph Metuchen 4, DePaul Catholic 1 – Can’t come up with too much for this one. DPC dropped to 0-2 in the state tournament all time, while St. Joseph Metuchen has not earned consecutive state tournament wins in the modern (1995) era.

PDS 1, Hun 0
Hopewell Valley 4, WWPN 3

PDS, playing in the Mercer County Tournament for the first time in a good while, will face Hopewell Valley in the final. The Bulldogs have not reached the final since 1999. In 22 years of MCT history, 11.5 titles have been won by private schools and 10.5 by publics … can Hopewell even the score for the publics?

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  1. Kudos to Wayne Valley for getting their first state tournament win since 2001 by upsetting Vernon by the score of 7-3.

    Comment by Steve — 28 February 2008 #

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