Semifinal Games Set

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Hackensack @ NV-Demarest, Sat, Oct 25, 1pm

Glen Rock @ NV-Old Tappan, Sun Oct 26, 2:30pm

 

Bergen Cup 2014 Bracket

 

2014 Results

Quarterfinals
Hackensack 4 Park Ridge 2
NV-Demarest 6 Bergenfield 1
Glen Rock 3 Cresskill 0
NV-Old Tappan 3 Indian Hills 0

First Round
Park Ridge 1 Elmwood Park 0
Bergenfield (4-2 pk’s) 1-1 Ridgewood
Indian Hills 3 Mahwah 0
Hackensack 4 Rudgefield Park 0
Cresskill 1 Paramus 0
Demarest 2 Paramus Catholic 0
Old Tappan 4 Bergen Tech 0
Glen Rock 3 Dwight Morrow 0

H.S. boys soccer: Bergen Cup is a boost

October 10, 2014
By GREGORY SCHUTTA

 

The county championship trophies are in the glass case outside the gym. The banners are up on the gym wall.

When the schedule turns to October, some of the best soccer teams in North Jersey start thinking about winning that elusive county title and bragging rights for the year.

But high school sports is still about the competition. It’s still about getting the experience of playing in a tournament where every time you step on the field it’s win or go home.

That’s the premise behind the Bergen Cup boys soccer tournament, which kicks off with first-round games to be played by Sunday and runs in the footsteps of the Bergen County tournament (which began Thursday).

Elmwood Park is the top seed in a 15-team event that tournament director Rui Dos Santos, the coach at Bergen Catholic, believes could be one of the most competitive in the tourney’s five years.

And the numbers seem to bear him out.

There are only two teams that had more than four wins when the tournament was seeded Monday and one with less than two wins. Most of the teams were in the range of five or six losses, with many of those coming against some of the top seeds in the county tournament.

The seeds behind Elmwood Park are: second-seeded Cresskill, Old Tappan, Demarest, returning finalist Ridgewood, Indian Hills, Glen Rock, Ridgefield Park, former champion Hackensack, Dwight Morrow, Mahwah, former champion Bergenfield, Paramus Catholic, Bergen Tech and Paramus.

Paramus comes in as the 15th and final seed with a 1-9 record. But the Spartans play in one of the toughest divisions in North Jersey in the Big North Freedom and suffered six one-goal losses, including 1-0 losses to Northern Highlands, Ramapo and Ridgewood.

It’s teams like Paramus, saddled with tough losses against very good teams, that make this tournament one in which anything can happen.

And for the players, it may just give them the experience playing with something on the line that can help them make the jump into the county tournament in the future.

Final: Teaneck defeat Ridgewood for 2013 Bergen Cup title

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November 2, 2013

RIDGEWOOD — Carlos Clarke scored twice and Brian Sanchez made four saves to lead Teaneck to a 5-1 victory over Ridgewood in the Bergen Cup final.

Teaneck             3            2       –  5

Ridgewood        0            1       – 1

Bergen Cup 2013 Bracket

Semifinal
Ridgewood 3 Mahwah 0
Teaneck 2 Paramus Catholic 0

Quarterfinal
Ridgewood 2 (4-2 pk’s) Old Tappan 1
Mahwah 1 Indian Hills 0
Paramus Catholic 3 Ridgefield Park 0
Teaneck 2 River Dell 1

Second Round
Paramus Catholic 2 Fort Lee 0
Ridgewood 3 Cresskill 0
Indian Hills 4 New Milford 0
Old Tappan 2 Saddle Brook 0
River Dell 2 Hackensack 0
Teaneck 5 Paramus 0
Mahwah 4 Westwood 0
Ridgefield Park 2 St Joseph Regional 1

First Round
Cresskill 3 Englewood 1