Section V Playoff Preview: Boys Soccer Class D2

Jerry Miller leads second-seeded Northstar Christian with 10 assists. The sophomore attacker has also found the back of the net on six occasions. (Photo: SUE KANE)

The Section V boys’ soccer Class D2 tournament begins Tuesday with four games, then the quarterfinals on Friday. The title match is scheduled for Friday, November 1. Here’s the breakdown:

No. 1 seed SCIO TIGERS (Allegany County Division I)
Record: 14-2-0
Streak: Split final four games with two wins and two losses.
Goals scored: 66
Goals allowed: 17
Last season finish: Lost 3-0 in D2 semifinals to Belfast.
Opponent: Winner of No. 8 Mount Morris and No. 9 Lima Christian

No. 2 seed NORTHSTAR CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS (Private/Parochial)
Record: 11-4-1
Streak: Lost two of last three contests.
Goals scored: 55
Goals allowed: 25
Last season finish: Lost on penalty kicks to Fillmore in D1 quarterfinals.
Opponent: Winner of No. 7 Andover and No. 10 Hinsdale

No. 3 seed HOUGHTON PANTHERS (Allegany County Division II)
Record: 10-3-2
Streak: Won final game after tying 0-0 in previous two.
Goals scored: 48
Goals allowed: 16
Last season finish: Lost 1-0 in D2 quarterfinals to Bradford.
Opponent: Winner of No. 6 Belfast and No. 11 Whitesville

No. 4 seed BRADFORD BRAVES (Steuben County Division II)
Record: 11-5-0
Streak: Won four of last five.
Goals scored: 39
Goals allowed: 19
Last season finish: Lost 3-2 in D2 semifinals to Avoca.
Opponent: Winner of No. 5 Prattsburgh and No. 12 Friendship

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No. 5 seed PRATTSBURGH VIKINGS (Steuben County Division II)
Record: 10-5-1
Streak: Lost three of final four.
Goals scored: 44
Goals allowed: 23
Last season finish: Lost to Scio 2-0 in D2 quarterfinals.
Opponent: No. 12 Friendship

Bracket courtesy of SectionVSoccer.org.

No. 6 seed BELFAST BULLDOGS (Allegany County Division II)
Record: 9-5-2
Streak: Lost two of last four games, including one tie.
Goals scored: 47
Goals allowed: 23
Last season finish: Lost 2-0 to Avoca in D2 finals.
Opponent: No. 11 Whitesville

No. 7 seed ANDOVER PANTHERS (Allegany County Division II)
Record: 7-7-2
Streak: Won two of last three with one tie.
Goals scored: 33
Goals allowed: 27
Last season finish: Lost to Belfast 3-0 in D2 quarterfinals.
Opponent: No. 10 Hinsdale

No. 8 seed MOUNT MORRIS BLUE DEVILS (Livingston County Division II)
Record: 5-11-0
Streak: Won final game after losing previous three.
Goals scored: 22
Goals allowed: 42
Last season finish: Lost in D1 semifinals 2-1 to Jasper-Troupsburg.
Opponent: No. 9 Lima Christian

No. 9 seed LIMA CHRISTIAN SAINTS (Private/Parochial)
Record: 4-12-0
Streak: Lost last four games with no goals scored.
Goals scored: 14
Goals allowed: 62
Last season finish: Lost 4-0 in D2 first round to Andover.
Opponent: No. 8 Mount Morris

No. 10 seed HINSDALE BOBCATS (Allegany County Division II)
Record: 4-9-0
Streak: Won two of last three.
Goals scored: 13
Goals allowed: 38
Last season finish: Lost to Avoca 3-0 in D2 quarterfinals.
Opponent: No. 7 Andover

No. 11 seed WHITESVILLE BLUE JAYS (Allegany County Division II)
Record: 3-10-1
Streak: Won final game with seven losses and one tie in previous eight.
Goals scored: 15
Goals allowed: 55
Last season finish: Lost 6-0 in D2 first round to Prattsburgh.
Opponent: No. 6 Belfast

No. 12 seed FRIENDSHIP EAGLES (Allegany County Division II)
Record: 3-12-1
Streak: Lost six of last seven with one tie.
Goals scored: 16
Goals allowed: 53
Last season finish: Lost to Hinsdale 4-0 in D2 first round.
Opponent: No. 5 Prattsburgh

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