S. Jersey Girls: Tues. S.J. girls: Cuneo sets Eastern mark

Posted: October 10, 2013

When the field hockey season ends, they will throw a big party for Austyn Cuneo at Eastern, where she has become the program's all-time scoring leader.

But when she broke the record during an 11-0 rout of Lenape on Tuesday night in Voorhees, the celebration was more subdued.

A timeout was called, hugs were exchanged, and some balloons were exchanged, too.

Cuneo, a junior who has committed to North Carolina, finished with four scores, giving her 173 total. The previous record of 171 was set by Kelsey Mitchell in 2010.

Tuesday, Cuneo scored three of Eastern's first four goals.

"She obviously has a nose for the cage," Eastern coach Danyle Heilig said.

The next milestone on the horizon is the state and national record of 191, set last season by Lexi Smith of Florence.

Cuneo's impact for Eastern (8-0) goes beyond statistics.

"She's a prolific scorer, but I think Austyn plays at such an elite level," Heilig said.

"She does so much more for us on the field than just score."

Nonleague. Meanwhile, 40 minutes down the turnpike at Woodstown, another program record fell.

Jackalyn Pauling became Clearview's all-time leading scorer, putting up a hat trick in a 4-1 victory for the visiting Pioneers.

Pauling broke the record with the first goal of the game.

The excitement of the milestone was so great that coach Britney Ewan said her team needed to be reminded that it still had a game to win.

That kind of support is typical for Pauling.

"She's an awesome person," Ewan said.

Pauling broke the record set by Courtney Branco, currently a junior at Towson, who led the Tigers in scoring last season.

Pauling will join the Division I ranks herself next season, at St. Joseph's.

"She's very deserving of everything she gets," Ewan said. "She'll stay after practice to work on anything she needs to. She's pretty much a coach's dream."

Colonial League. Julie Johnson had two goals to help Haddon Township defend its home turf with a 4-1 victory over Audubon.

Cape-Atlantic American. Jane Donio-Enscoe recorded a hat trick and Ashley Ranere and Bella Turner each chipped in two goals to help Hammonton past visiting Bridgetown, 10-2.

Soccer

Sarah McGlinn made the most of a second chance to give Cherry Hill West a 1-0 home victory over Paul VI in the Olympic Conference.

With the game scoreless and 18 minutes remaining, McGlinn fired in a rebound, after Taylor Gentile's shot had hit the crossbar, for the only goal.

Elsewhere in the Olympic:

Arianna Gerber had a goal and an assist in the second half as Washington Township went on the road and defeated Shawnee, 3-1.

Shannon Farrell did all the scoring for Timber Creek in its 2-0 victory at Seneca.

Colonial Conference. Jenna Rizzo had a goal and an assist in the second half to lead Audubon to a come-from-behind victory at Haddon Township, 2-1.

Grace Borden kept Audubon in the game by recording nine saves.

Burlington County League. Kaitlyn Schneider scored the winner in visiting Northern Burlington's 1-0 victory over Burlington Township.

Carly Blessing made seven saves in a 2-0 shutout for Moorestown over visiting Rancocas Valley.


mmacyk@phillynews.com

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