S. Jersey Girls: Millville's coach logs 500th win

Posted: September 17, 2011

Millville's Claudia McCarthy became the first field hockey coach in South Jersey history to record 500 wins - and just the fifth nationally to reach the milestone - when the Thunderbolts edged visiting Middle Township, 1-0, on Friday in the Cape-Atlantic League.

Millville broke through for the game's lone goal 12 minutes, 28 seconds into the second half, when Carly Mease knocked in a pass from Devon Springsteadah. Lauren Robinson made the lead stand up by posting her third shutout of the season.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations record book, Nancy Williams of Shore Regional retired in 2009 as the all-time winningest coach with 756.

Burlington County. Lexi Smith scored four times to boost her career goal total to 102, and the junior added an assist as host Florence rolled over Burlington City, 7-0.

Olympic. Emma Johansson scored twice to help top-ranked Eastern emerge with a 5-2 home win over sixth-ranked Washington Township.

Michelle Gonzales put in her second goal of the match 6:40 into overtime to help host Cherokee edge Lenape, 2-1.

Colonial. Gateway scored on each of its three shots, including Julie Kowalski's game-winning goal with 11 minutes remaining in regulation, for a remarkably efficient, 3-2 triumph at Audubon.

Morgan Driver put in an insurance goal midway through the second half, helping host Haddon Heights polish off Sterling, 2-0.

Tri-County. Laura Olbrich tapped in a pass from Jamie Gallo with 1:43 left in overtime, giving Schalick a wild, 5-4 win at Pitman.

Nicole Lindner's two goals helped the host Panthers take the lead in the second half, but Joyce Perry (two goals) set up Ashley Creighton for Schalick's tying score with 10 minutes to go in regulation.

Jackalyn Pauling produced two goals and five assists, Chelsea McFeeley fashioned a hat trick, Alexa Branco scored twice, and Ali McCardell contributed a goal and three assists, fueling host Clearview's 11-0 romp past Highland.


Girls' Soccer

Marlee Norfo carried the ball from midfield and unleashed a 25-yard strike that found the upper left corner of the net four minutes into overtime, making host Delran a 2-1 winner over Haddon Heights in a nonleague thriller.

Norfo also had the Bears' other goal, off a crossing pass from Allie McLaughlin in the second half. Katie Larson earned the win with 11 saves.

Olympic. Sarah Kane set up Alexis Rubino's first-half goal and Jax Buckley was perfect in the nets for fourth-ranked Eastern, as the host Vikings tripped up Washington Township, 1-0.

Paige Bergman picked up her fourth and fifth goals of the season, and fellow freshman Gabi Urban added a goal and an assist, paving the way for Triton's 4-0 home win over Camden Catholic. Ang Martorano made eight saves in posting her first varsity shutout.

Burlington County. Raquel Delgado chipped in the go-ahead goal off a pass from Kelly Robbins with 10 minutes to go in regulation, and goalie Amber Short stopped a penalty kick with 2:30 to go to preserve Pemberton's 2-1 win over visiting Maple Shade.

Colonial. Haddonfield keeper Kellie Riley recorded her fifth consecutive shutout while Laurel Falana and Kylie Kirk each contributed a goal and an assist, keying sixth-ranked Haddonfield's 4-0 triumph over visiting Collingswood.

Tri-County. Second-half goals by Chelsea Abhau and Abigail Nickle enabled Pennsville to hold on for a 2-1 win at Pitman.

Kendall Bernardini and Nikki Adams scored two goals apiece to back the shutout goaltending of Letisha Ortega, sending Schalick to a 5-0 victory at Gloucester.

Friends Schools. Vanessa Kara set up one goal and scored three to power host Moorestown Friends past Westtown, 6-2.

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