Check out the video above for a few highlights from Wallkill’s 5-0 win over Washingtonville on Saturday.
In Sunday’s weekly soccer page, I featured two of Wallkill’s behind-the-scenes guys, Patrick Valiando and Tucker Lundgren and the secret to what has made Wallkill tick this season. Read that story here.
It was a bit of a surprising result to see Washingtonville play so poorly, but the SATs on Saturday morning probably didn’t help anyone’s focus. It was certainly a statement victory for Wallkill, who certainly look like MHAL tournament and Section 9 Class A contenders. I would imagine Washingtonville bounces back over the next month or so to become one of the challengers for a Section 9 Class AA title.
Here is this week’s state soccer rankings from the New York State Sportswriters Association. For the full list, click here.
Records are through Oct. 6, although they didn’t include Washingtonville’s loss to Wallkill, so expect these to change again next week.
1. Arlington (9-0-0, Sec. 1)
2. Walt Whitman (10-0-0, Sec. 11)
3. Fairport (8-0-2, Sec. 5)
5. Washingtonville (9-0-2)
11. Monroe-Woodbury (8-1-1)
1. Williamsville East (11-0-0, Sec. 6)
2. Fowler-Syracuse (12-0-0, Sec. 3)
3. East Hampton (9-1-1, Sec. 11)
5. Wallkill (9-0-0)
1. Livonia (12-0-0, Sec. 5) and Ichabod Crane (10-0-0, Sec. 2) – tie
3. Carle Place (9-0-1, Sec. 8 )
6. Rhinebeck (9-0-0)
1. Lansing (11-0-0, Sec. 4)
2. Friends Academy (9-0-1, Sec. 8 )
3. S.S. Seward (10-1-0)
1. Chazy (9-1-1, Sec. 7)
2. Poland (11-0-0, Sec. 3)
3. Fort Ann (11-0-0, Sec. 2)
The threat of a tornado wiped out most of Monday’s schedule, but there are some other big games coming up later this week.
- Byram Hills at Goshen, 4 p.m.
Byram Hills of Section 1 was ranked No. 2 in last week’s Class A state poll. The Gladiators probably deserve a spot on that list and they could earn one with a good game here.
- Monroe-Woodbury at Middletown, 4 p.m.
With NFA beating Monroe-Woodbury a few weeks ago, Middletown has been hanging around in second place in the OCIAA Division I standings. Could the Middies grab a win or a tie here and throw a wrench into the Crusaders’ plans of winning a fourth straight Division I title?
- Rhinebeck at Ellenville, 4:15 p.m.
Ellenville has been knocking on the door for years, having lost in the Section 9 Class B semifinals five straight years. Rhinebeck, up from Class C, will be in the B bracket this year, so Ellenville could make a statement here with a win. Or Ellenville, one of two undefeated teams left in Section 9, along with Wallkill, could start inching closer to its MHAL and Section 9 championship aspirations.
- Warwick at Minisink Valley, 4 p.m.