Colfax Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 playoffs
BOYS SOCCER:Tapia's goal lifts Kearny past Clifton in battle of heavyweights
|Clifton's Nelson Pusquin.
KEARNY – Only separated by nine miles, the similarities between Kearny and Clifton are plenty both on and off the soccer field. Both are blue-collar towns with hard-working players who will battle for every loose ball. Each town is known as a true soccer town with rabid fans cheering them on every game. Both teams define their season not by a number of wins, but by number of championships it wins. While both teams are having successful seasons by most standards, neither Kearny nor Clifton were particularly satisfied as they both missed out on league and county titles. The only major title left to win is a North 1, Group 4 section crown in the state tournament. On Friday, Kearny and Clifton clashed in a battle to see which one would still have a shot a trophy and which would see it season come to an end. Kevin Tapia provided the answer as he scored on a header in the 63rd minute and top-seeded Kearny squeaked past No. 9 Clifton, 1-0, in the North 1, Group 4 quarterfinals at Harvey Field in Kearny. MORE...
CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COVERAGE
|Clifton's April DiAngelo.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Clifton learns lesson in upset over Ridgewood
BOYS SOCCER:Wayne Hills wins its first Passaic County title since 1995
GIRLS SOCCER:Wayne Hills finally cracks Clifton to take county title
GIRLS SOCCER:Clifton heading for a fifth straight final after win over Pompton
VOLLEYBALL:Clifton finishes its sweep of Big North-Liberty with win over Passaic