|ON TAP TODAY: TIOGA VOLLEYBALL SQUARES OFF WITH SECTION 1 POWER HALDANE IN STATE QUARTERFINALS (2017-11-07)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Fresh off its fifth Section IV volleyball title in six years, Tioga hits the road tonight to take on Section 1 champion Haldane at Croton-Harmon High School.
It will be the third time these two programs have squared off in the state playoffs.
New York State Playoffs
Class C Quarterfinals
Tioga (20-0) vs. Haldane (13-7) , 6 p.m. @ Croton-Harmon H.S.: The Lady Tigers swept their way through the Section IV playoffs, including a 3-0 win over previously-unbeaten Trumansburg in the finals, while the Lady Blue Devils avenged a 3-1 loss to top-seeded Rye Neck in mid-September with a 3-1 win in the Section 1 championship match.
The win Saturday made it back-to-back Class C title for Tioga, which won Class D titles in 2012, ’13, and ’15.
Like Tioga, Haldane moved up to Class C prior to the 2016 season. Their move came on the heels of winning 13 consecutive Class D title.
These two programs squared off in pool play at the Class D semifinals 2013, with Haldane sweeping a pair of close decisions by scores of 28-26, and 25-23. Tioga finished third in the state.
They also met in pool play in the Class D semifinals in 2015, with Haldane winning by scores of 25-22 and 26-24. Tioga finished fourth in the state.
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