Avenue, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
Thursday, October 9, 2014
NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 playoffs
GIRLS TENNIS:Demarest sweats it out, but beats Old Tappan to reach semis
|Old Tappan's Ana Bandazian.
DEMAREST – The first two times that Northern Valley/Demarest played its rival Northern Valley/Old Tappan this season, both matches ended in identical 4-1 scores in favor of the Norsewomen. Those regular season results went a long way toward determining the two teams' state tournament fortunes as Demarest was undefeated at the cutoff and earned the No. 2 seed. Old Tappan, on the other hand, was put in the No. 7 hole and was the road team in Wednesday's North 1, Group 3 state sectional quarterfinal round. This was Round 3 on the season and the scenario was quite different this time around. Demarest took the points at first and second singles, while Old Tappan got on the board at third singles and the two matches still playing were toss-ups as each headed into a third and decisive set. “When you play any team three times, and especially a good team like Old Tappan, three times in a season it is very hard to beat them all three times. They know our strengths and weaknesses and our strategies,” said Demarest head coach Dave Johnson. MORE...
NVOT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COVERAGE
|Old Tappan's Emily Crevani.
GIRLS SOCCER:Crevani scores four as Old Tappan breaks down
FOOTBALL:Old Tappan proves a cut above rival Demarest
FIELD HOCKEY:West Milford changes its alignment and changes its luck
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:Kaiser carries Old Tappan past Demarest