Thurs. S.J. girls' soccer roundup: Haddonfield posts shutout in title match

Posted: November 10, 2011

Haddonfield's defense made visiting Middle Township its 20th shutout victim of the season on Thursday as the Bulldogs won a sectional championship in girls' soccer for the sixth time in seven years, 3-0, in the South Jersey Group 2 final.

Haddonfield (24-1) avenged last year's penalty-kick loss to the Panthers (16-3-1) in the title game as goalie Kellie Riley turned aside all eight shots she faced.

Elizabeth Carson scored off a pass from Laurel Falana 3 minutes into the game, and Katie Johnston added a pair of goals to reach 26 goals for the season, putting the Bulldogs in next week's state semifinals.

South Jersey Group 1. Haddon Township's offense produced three first-half goals, sending the Hawks to the sectional title with a 4-2 win over visiting Schalick.

Nicky Cutrera, Patrice Maro and Kelly Roche scored the early goals, and Cutrera assisted Erin Butrica for the final score, putting Haddon Township in the state semifinals against New Egypt.

Hawks goalie Chrissy Ambrozy made a dozen saves, allowing scores by the Cougars' Kendall Bernardini and Eleni Dendrinos.

Central Jersey Group 1. New Egypt (16-6-1) and host Metuchen (15-1-2) battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime before New Egypt prevailed, 4-2, in the penalty-kick tiebreaker to claim its first sectional trophy.

Kayla Bancroft, Samantha Bendick, Katarina Tinnirello and Kassandra Stillwell gave the Warriors successful penalty kicks, and goalie Amber Steen, who had nine saves in the game, stopped two penalty kicks.

South Jersey Non-Public A. Red Bank Catholic (17-3-1) won its fourth consecutive sectional title, 1-0, over visiting Paul VI (14-6-2).

Paul VI goalie Kristen McShane made seven saves, but the RBC goal deflected in off a defender's back with 17 minutes left in the second half.

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