BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- An enthusiastic group of Bloomfield High athletes are ready to get on the field for the start of the 2020 fall sports season.
On the soccer field, the BHS girls, led by coach Jon Aliaga, will open the season on Oct. 3, at Caldwell High, beginning at 10 a.m. On Oct. 6, the Bengals host Cedar Grove, at 4 p.m. and on Oct. 9, Columbia High comes to Bloomfield, beginning at 4 p.m.
The season is starting off well," said Aliaga. "We had a scrimmage on Saturday at North Bergen which we tied 1-1."
Read more about the Bengals' girls' soccer team here.
The team captains this fall will be Emily Baca and Jaelyn Oramas.
"Emily and Jaelyn are doing well motivating the team," said Aliaga. "They have done a fantastic job leveraging technology, by leading virtual workouts throughout the summer. This has helped the team to get in shape."
Aliaga also noted the play of freshmen Sophia Llanes and Izabela Pereira.
The Bengals football team will begin its season on Oct. 2, when head coach Mike Carter begins his 30th season at the helm, with a home game against arch rival Montclair, starting at 7 p.m. On Oct 9, the team stays home to play West Orange, also at 7.
Carter has been pleased with the performance of his team in practice. Bloomfield played its game scrimmage, at Belleville last week.
The BHS girls' tennis team opens its season on Oct. 2 with a home match against Montclair Kimberley Academy, at 4 p.m. On Oct 5 the team hosts East Orange Campus, at 4 p.m.
Head coach Ron Masson begins his 34th season as head tennis coach at BHS. The team captains are Aira Abalos and Lila Matulac.
On the cross country course, the Bloomfield High boys team will take on Montclair, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6. On Oct. 7 the girls will take on Montclair, also at 6 p.m. The boys and girls races will be at Branch Brook Park.