Tues. S.J. girls' roundup: Cherokee rules Group 4

Posted: October 17, 2012

Danielle Bernero and Catherine Nguyen won their doubles match Tuesday, 6-3, 6-4, clinching Cherokee's 3-2 victory over Cherry Hill East for the South Jersey Group 4 girls' tennis championship.

Lauren Tracy and Amelia Ying breezed through their first and second singles matches, respectively, leading the Chiefs to victory in their first finals appearance in 16 years.

Sweeping the singles matches, defending state champion Pennsville beat Pitman, 4-1, to capture the school's second consecutive sectional Group 1 title.

Junior Brooke Coleman dropped just one game at third singles, clinching the Eagles' championship after Lauren Kiger and Tori Nugent had won their matches.

Girls' Soccer

Sarah Zuzulock scored and added an assist, and her Gateway team rode goalkeeper Janelle Orsino's 18 saves to a 3-1, Colonial Conference victory over visiting Sterling.

Tri-County. Pennsville junior Sabrina Necelis netted a hat trick, teammate Brielyn Hackett dished out four assists, and the Eagles rolled past Penns Grove, 6-0.

Leading scorer Chelsea Abhau added a goal, and keepers Dani Cornman and Alyssa Whipkey teamed for Pennsville's seventh shutout of the season.

Burlington County. Cheyenne Armstrong and Carly Newman scored as Riverside, victor of six straight, blanked Trenton Catholic, 2-0.

Cinnaminson's Janae Dockins knocked in the game's lone goal off a late corner kick, and her Pirates topped New Egypt, 1-0.

Nonleague. Egg Harbor Township keeper Antonia Maffia was peppered with 20 Williamstown shots, but stopped them all for a 1-0 win. Scoreless after the opening stanza, leading scorer Hannah Richman found Egg Harbor teammate Alexis Magruder for the Eagles' second-half winner.

Megan Kelly's second goal proved decisive, as her overtime winner sent Moorestown to a 2-1 thriller over Clearview.

Field Hockey

Jade Freeberg scored three times and Amanda Hojnowski, Sydney Ponto and Claudia Theriault added two goals apiece as West Deptford romped to a 9-0 drubbing of Sterling in the Colonial Conference.

Also in the Colonial, Mariah Thomas' second-half goal proved the difference in Audubon's 2-1 victory against Gateway.

Tri-County. Clearview's contingent of juniors led the way, as Jackalyn Pauling's hat trick sprung the Pioneers to an 8-0 shutout against Williamstown. Classmate Holly Tevis chipped in two goals and an assist, and fellow third-year player Bella Mumma mirrored Tevis with two assists and a goal.

Caleigh West scored three goals, and Kingsway's suffocating defense held GCIT without a shot on goal in their 3-0 triumph.

Olympic. Timber Creek's trio of Candace Dunn, Jessie Kinzler, and Nicole Melchiorre hit the net in first half, and the Chargers held on for a 3-0 road win over Paul VI.

Burlington County. Delran's depth was on display, with seven players reaching the score sheet in a 7-0 win over host Palmyra.

Contact Ben Goldberg-Morse at rallysports@phillynews.com.

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