Section VII will be well represented today throughout New York as the state quarterfinals get underway.
The Plattsburgh High School Athletic Complex will host a quartet of playoff soccer games today starting at 11 a.m. and wrapping up with a contest at 5 p.m.
Beekmantown and AuSable Valley will be at Gloversville High School for state quarterfinal volleyball action.
The Saranac girls’ soccer team will travel to Fulton High School, while the Peru girls’ team will be playing at Stillwater High School.
The Eagles move into today’s Class B regional semifinal having lost just once this season, to fellow Section VII representative AuSable Valley.
Beekmantown defeated Section X’s Franklin Academy, 3-0, Wednesday to move into today’s contest.
Johnstown, the Section II representative, hasn’t played since defeating Gloversville in a five-set match Nov. 2.
It was Johnstown that handed the Eagles their first loss of the season a year ago, which unfortunately came in the state quarterfinals. Beekmantown took a 3-1 loss despite playing one of the best games of its season.
Today’s match will get going at noon.
AUSABLE VALLEYVS. VOORHEESVILLE
GLOVERSVILLE, 2 P.M.
The Patriots had an extraordinary Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season, defeating Class B champion Beekmantown for its first regular season loss since 2010.
AuSable Valley knocked off Section X’s Potsdam in straight sets Wednesday to land in today’s match.
Voorheesville, also from Section II, captured the title with a 3-1 win over Broadalbin-Perth.
It’s another rematch from a year ago as the Blackbirds knocked the Patriots out of the state tournament with a 3-0 victory.
Today’s match is slated to begin at 2 p.m.
PERU VS.AVERILL PARK
PLATTSBURGH HIGH, 5 P.M.
The Indians took on Section X’s Franklin Academy Wednesday after not playing competitive soccer in nearly three weeks.
Peru seemed to like the rest, as it knocked off the Huskies 3-1 to move into today’s state quarterfinal.
Averill Park is on a Cinderella run claiming the Section II championship as the fifth seed.
Averill Park knocked off South Glens Falls, 4-0, in the championship game.
PLATTSBURGH HIGH, 11 A.M.
The reigning state-champion Eagles needed overtime against Elizabethtown-Lewis in the Section VII championship game.
Chazy prevailed 1-0 to land in today’s state quarterfinal matchup.
The Eagles will take on Section X champion Harrisville, which was a 1-0 winner over Morristown in overtime to claim the Section X title.
Chazy tied a record last season with its sixth state title and are now three wins away from holding the record alone.
PERU VS. BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE
STILLWATER, 4:30 P.M.
The Indians were on a three-week layoff before lacing them up to play Section X’s Franklin Academy Wednesday in the Class A regional semifinals in Potsdam.
The layoff didn’t seem to faze Peru, as it captured a 2-1 victory over the Huskies to move into today’s quarterfinal matchup.
Section II’s Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa needed penalty kicks in their regional semifinal matchup against Section III’s Jamesville-DeWitt.
The Spartans captured the shootout 3-1 after being tied 2-2 after overtime play.
FULTON, 6 P.M.
The Chiefs breezed into today’s quarterfinal matchup after a 4-0 victory against Section X’s Canton Wednesday.
Saranac remains unbeaten during the 2013 campaign. The only tie on the Chiefs’ record came against Beekmantown in the Section VII title game, which Saranac won in penalty kicks.
Section III’s Marcellus scored two second-half goals to get past Section II’s Schalmont, 2-0, in its regional semifinal game.
NORTHERN ADIRONDACK VS. CANAJOHARIE
PLATTSBURGH HIGH, 3 P.M.
The Bobcats bent, but didn’t break in their regional semifinal game against Section X’s Brushton-Moira Wednesday.
The Panthers broke through first before Northern Adirondack tied it. Brushton-Moira then took a 2-1 lead into the half. But, two second-half goals sealed the victory for the Bobcats.
Section II’s Canajoharie received a bye into today’s contest, but captured its first sectional title with a 3-0 victory over Waterford in the Section II playoffs.
PLATTSBURGH HIGH, 1 P.M.
The Eagles, after a year absence, are back in the state tournament after defeating Moriah 7-0 in the Section VII Class D championship game.
The last time Chazy was in the state tournament, it captured the Class D title.
Standing in the Eagles’ way for a trip to the final four is Section X champion, and last season’s state runner-up, Chateaugay.
The Bulldogs defeated Heuvelton Thursday 1-0 in overtime to capture the Section X title.
Chateaugay is looking for a return to the final four and a chance to get back into the state championship game. The Bulldogs fell to Poland 1-0 in 3-2 in overtime last season.