The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Haddonfield Memorial High School will have to wait a few extra days before opening their quest to win a South
The Bulldawgs have earned that right.
The Haddonfield boys’ and girls’ teams each earned a No. 1 seed in Group 2, according the NJSIAA’s brackets, which were released this week.
The Haddonfield boys could see a familiar foe in the quarterfinals as West Deptford is the No. 9 seed. The Eagles face No. 8 Lower Cape May in the first round. The Bulldawgs defeated the Eagles in a pair of one-goal games during the regular season.
Other teams to keep an eye on in Group 2 are Woodstown (No. 2), Middle Township (No. 3) and Buena (No. 4).
The Haddon Township boys’ team is a No. 2 seed in the Group 1 playoffs, with Haddon Heights earning the No. 1 position.
The Hawks (12-5) are slated to take on Maple Shade, Monday.
Haddon Township has some momentum on its side as it entered today’s game with Moorestown Friends winners of three-of-four. Maple Shade, meanwhile, has struggled, producing a 4-12-1 record.
With a victory, Haddon Township would advance to the quarterfinals and face either No. 7 Riverside or No. 10 Glassboro.
You can see all of the boys' soccer brackets here.
On the girls’ side, both Haddonfield and Haddon Township enter the postseason with high expectations,
The Hawks will have to do it the hard way, as they are a No. 10 seed and will open on the road against No. 7 Pitman.
Haddon Township (9-9-1) has struggled of late, dropping its past two contests, while Pitman has won eight in a row. The good news for the Hawks is that they defeated the Panthers, 2-1, in the season-opener.
Haddon Heights is the No. 1 seed in Group 1.
Haddonfield, meanwhile, will wait out Tuesday’s first-round matchup between No. 8 Cinnaminson and No. 9 Sterling to find out who it will face in the quarterfinals. The Bulldawgs (15-1-1) are the overwhelming favorite to win a South Jersey title, with a rare slipup against Cherry Hill East – a Group 4 school – as the only blemish on their record.
Other Group 2 hopefuls include Lower Cape May (No. 2), Woodstown (No. 3) and Colonial Conference rival West Deptford (No. 4).
You can see all of the girls’ soccer brackets here.
With rain expected to head into the area early next week this playoff schedule could be subject to change. Patch will keep you informed of any postponements affecting the local teams.