S. Jersey Girls: Sat. S.J. girls: Cappello dominates GCIT

Posted: May 05, 2014

Holding onto a one-run lead entering the final inning of Gloucester Catholic's third game of the day, Marissa Cappello finished what she started.

Cappello was a force in the circle, pitching a three-hit shutout and striking out seven in the Rams' 1-0 win over GCIT in the third round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Softball Tournament at Triton.

Some heads-up baserunning on a grounder led to the Rams' run in the top of the fifth. A fielder's choice on a ground ball hit by the Rams' Maria Petrongolo scored Annie Robinson, who had tripled to get into scoring position.

In the Rams' second-round victory, Mandy Brooks gave up two unearned runs in a solid outing to defeat Cumberland, 3-2.

Brooks struck out seven and surrendered only three hits. She was aided by Petrongolo and Allison McCarthy, who each went 2 for 3 and combined for three RBIs.

In the first round, Marissa Miller and Renee DeAngelis combined for a one-hitter, striking out a combined seven, to defeat Highland, 4-0.

In other Coaches vs. Cancer action:

Mackenzie Lafferty earned the win in Triton's first-round victory against Middle Township, 7-2. A four-run second inning sparked the Mustangs.

In the losers' bracket, Middle Township took down Glassboro, 7-3, to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament. Alyssa Dicepola recorded her 100th career hit, an RBI single in the third inning against the Bulldogs.

Hammonton Tournament. Shawnee's Taylor Gilligan set the pace for the Renegades at the plate in an 11-0 win over Mainland in the first round of the Hammonton Tournament. Gilligan went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double, driving in three runs and scoring one.

Kate Swanberg tossed a five-hitter, setting down three on strikes. Sammi Gaurino went 2 for 3 and added an RBI and two runs scored for the Renegades.

In another first-rounder, Jessica Heaton allowed only three hits for Eastern, as the Vikings topped Haddon Heights, 5-1.

Lacrosse

Rena Carabases led a high-powered Lenape offense, scoring a team-high eight goals in a 20-13 victory at Cherokee in an Olympic American game.

Nicole Donnelly put five into the back of the net, and Natalie Peel had a hat trick.

Cape-Atlantic League. Nine Absegami players had goals in the Braves' 21-3 rout of Our Lady of Mercy.

Mary Riggs and Morgan Millar tied for a team-high four goals. Gianna Guenther, Caroline Kelley, Dionne Ko, Ililli Mamme, Keelin McSweeney, and Darren Sewell each netted a pair.

Nonleague. Haddonfield's Gracie Grimes scored six goals in the Bulldogs' 19-8 win at Cherry Hill West. Taylor Jacobs added four goals, and Katarina Ostbye and Katie Pileggi netted two each.

Mary Smyth and Lindsay Coyle recorded hat tricks for Cherry Hill West.


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