Florence coasts in opener of field hockey tournament

Posted: October 30, 2011

Heather Horner and Sarah Spencer scored two goals apiece, Kristin Tully dished out three assists, and Florence netminder Kate Reed enjoyed an uneventful afternoon as the third-seeded Flashes dominated No. 14 seed Mater Dei, 5-0, on Friday in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey 2 Group 1 field hockey tournament.

Reed needed to make just one save in posting the shutout for the host Flashes (15-3), who enjoyed a 24-1 advantage in shots on goal.

Nicole Myslinski also scored for Florence, while Lexi Smith and Olivia Panebanco each added an assist.

Central Jersey Group 1. Morgan Driver and Lauren Hall each scored twice to lead sixth-seeded Haddon Heights to a 6-0, opening-round win over No. 11 seed Gloucester Catholic.

Rachel Strow and Frankie Rosati each contributed a goal and an assist in support of goalie Maresa Malcolm (three saves).

The Garnets' next match is a quarterfinal at No. 3 seed Moorestown Friends on Tuesday.

South Jersey Group 1. Abby Warner scored twice to key a three-goal second half that enabled eighth-seeded Pennsville to pull away from No. 9 seed Lindenwold, 3-0, in the opening round.

Kendall Lynch chipped in a goal and an assist, and Whitney Hankins turned aside six shots in taming the Lions.

Pennsville advances to Tuesday's quarterfinal round at top-seeded St. Joseph.

Central Jersey Group 2. Hannah Hamblin broke through for a goal with just under 26 minutes left in the second half, and Delran goalie Monica Rego came through with nine stops to lift the eighth-seeded Bears over No. 9 seed Point Pleasant Boro, 1-0.

Delran's next test comes Wednesday in a quarterfinal vs. top-seeded Manasquan.

Jalah Smith's goal early in the second half put seventh-seeded Pemberton ahead to stay, as the host Hornets ousted No. 10 seed Ewing, 2-1, from the first round.

Cape-Atlantic. St. Joseph's 3-1 win at Middle Township gave the Wildcats their second consecutive National Conference championship, and included a record-setting performance by sophomore Emily DeMarco.

DeMarco scored twice to give her 22 goals on the season, bettering the 21 scored by her sister Megan DeMarco in 2008.

Corrine Etter's hat trick gave her the Millville single-season record for goals by a sophomore with 22 - eclipsing the 20 scored by Michelle Cutliff in 2004 - and the Thunderbolts marked the occasion with a 6-0 victory at Absegami.

Nonleague. A hat trick by Brittany Carney was all that Delsea needed to defeat host Gateway, 3-0.

Girls' Soccer

Lenape won the Olympic Conference American Division title for the fourth consecutive season, thanks to a 6-0 whitewash of visiting Cherokee.

Courtney Kovac, Julie Nishi, Tori Prager, Rachelle Ross, Carly Walters, and Shannon Westhead supplied the scoring for the Indians.

In another Olympic Conference clash, Brianna Magana pulled Timber Creek even with seven minutes remaining, but Erica McDonough headed in a crossing pass from Erica Graziosi four minutes later to make host Paul VI a 2-1 winner.

Colonial. Patrice Maro supplied all the scoring in Patriot Division champion Haddon Township's 4-0 victory over visiting Collingswood.

Burlington County. Raquel Delgado's two goals led host Pemberton to a 5-2 win over Medford Tech, nailing down the Freedom Division crown for the Hornets.

Tri-County. Rebecca Williams had two goals, and Kaileen Banks dished out three assists in Pitman's 4-1 triumph at Glassboro.

Boys' Soccer

Justin Rice knocked in a feed from Joel Rodriguez for his first varsity goal, 6 minutes, 30 seconds into overtime, lifting host Absegami over Clearview, 2-1, in a nonleague thriller.

Burlington County. Keith Glidewell headed in a corner kick by Nick Stovall-Kurtz with 1:45 left in regulation, giving Florence a 2-1 home win over Westampton Tech.

Colonial. West Deptford rode Kyle Redrow's three-goal, three-assist effort to a 7-0 rout of visiting Lindenwold.

Schedule Changes

Because of bad weather, the South Jersey Coaches Tournament soccer championship doubleheader has been postponed until Nov. 5 at Eastern.

The girls' final between Lenape and Haddonfield is scheduled for 4 p.m., followed by the boys' title game between Cherokee and Timber Creek at 6 p.m.

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