November 19, 2014 |
This has been a season of great accomplishments for the Audubon girls' soccer team, one that has included a school record for wins, the 200th career victory for its head coach and the first sectional title in the 16-year history of the program. One has to wonder: What would have happened if the Green Wave had better health? Despite various injuries along the way, Audubon (19-3) will meet Shore (17-5-1) Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the state Group 1 semifinal at Eastern. One Audubon player who has overcome adversity is Maria Granato, who scored the winning goal with 12 seconds left in a 1-0 South Jersey Group 1 championship win over Haddon Heights.
November 16, 2014
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 1 FINAL Audubon 1, Haddon Heights 0: Maria Granato didn't know how much time was left. She tapped the ball in from the far post with 12 seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Green Wave beat the No. 2 Garnets at home to win the South Jersey Group 1 championship. "I knew it was under a minute, but didn't know it was so close to the end," Granato said. It was the first sectional title for Audubon. The Green Wave advance to the state semifinals against Shore Regional on Tuesday.
November 16, 2014 |
Some losses linger longer than others, but they also can lead to wins and even championships. That was certainly the case with the Cinnaminson boys' soccer team. The Pirates (18-4-2) soothed a two-year ache with Thursday's 4-0 win over Audubon in the South Jersey Group 2 final. Two years ago, the Pirates advanced to that same sectional final and ended up losing in penalty kicks to visiting West Deptford, after the teams played to a 2-2 draw through 100 minutes of regulation and overtime.
November 15, 2014 |
The Cinnaminson boys' soccer team has been scoring goals at an impressive pace during the NJSIAA tournament, and the Pirates continued that trend in their biggest game of the season. Scoring twice in the first nine minutes and four times by halftime, the No. 3-seeded Pirates defeated No. 9 Audubon, 4-0, Thursday in the South Jersey Group 2 final. In four tournament wins, the Pirates scored 12 goals. Cinnaminson (18-4-2) advanced to Tuesday's state Group 2 semifinal against the Central Jersey winner, Governor Livingston.
November 12, 2014 |
Ethan Eppler scored a goal, dished out an assist, and helped the Audubon boys' soccer team make school history Monday. Eppler's two-point effort led the ninth-seeded Green Wave to a 2-0 win at No. 4 Middle Township in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. It's the first time Audubon has reached the finals. The win raised the Green Wave's record to 15-7-1. The 15 wins are the most in school history. Audubon started its season 1-4 and was 6-7 at the playoff cut. Since then, the Green Wave have won nine of 10. In the other semifinal: Cinnaminson 4, Woodstown 1 - Mark Staudenmayer netted a hat trick as the No. 3 Pirates beat the No. 2 Wolverines on the road.
November 2, 2014 |
When Dr. William H. Bromley was a child living in Florida, he came down with a case of shingles. "He went to a distant uncle that practiced chiropractic and it helped him," a son, Dr. William H. Bromley II, said. So a career path was set. "He liked helping people," said his son, a family-practice physician. "He liked doing it without chemicals and medicine. " On Monday, Oct. 27, Dr. Bromley, 78, of Haddonfield, head of the Bromley Health Center in Audubon and president of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1986-87 and 2005-06, died of cancer at his home.
October 27, 2014 |
Jahmir King finally stopped. The Collingswood running back they call "Turbo" found a lane between three defenders and went untouched for 60 yards, but he quickly hit the brakes when he reached the end zone. He turned around, crossed his arms, and waited for the rest of his team to celebrate with him in the end zone. That seemed to be the way to go Saturday afternoon. Patience paid off for him and his team all day. Collingswood divided 32 carries among nine ballcarriers, and, when he got his turn, King was the fourth Panther to run for a touchdown in a 41-0 win at Audubon in a Colonial Conference Liberty matchup.
October 24, 2014 |
Four minutes into overtime, Audubon's Zach Thomas headed a ball to Tony Carbone, who completed the transaction with a goal. The Green Wave defeated Haddon Heights, 2-1, Wednesday in a nonleague boys' soccer game after rallying from a 1-0 deficit. Nate Weaver scored for the Garnets in the first half. With five minutes left in regulation, Thomas evened the score off an assist from Alec Schaefer. In another nonleague game, Mario Mandescu netted a goal and had an assist as host Haddon Township blanked Collingswood, 4-0. Girls' Soccer Veronica Garcia scored twice and had an assist to lead Ocean City in a 5-2 win at Absegami in a Cape-Atlantic American match.
October 22, 2014 |
In the 96th minute of Monday's nonleague soccer match at Gateway, Sam Budd scored a goal for West Deptford (13-2-1, 13-0-1) that clinched the win and the Colonial Liberty title. Budd struck twice in the Eagles' 2-1 victory, sparking the offense with a goal in the 10th minute off an assist from Karen Knoblock. Gateway's Brianna Rafferty tied the game at one, 25 minutes into the second half. Brooke Spontak had the assist. In other nonleague action: Molly Furlong scored twice and had an assist in Audubon's 5-1 win at Woodbury.
October 17, 2014 |
Chelsea Fadio remembers the moment she found out about the Audubon girls' soccer scoring record. It was about 20 minutes before she broke it. "I walked up to my mom to get my drink at halftime," Fadio said. "And she told me I was one goal away. "I figured I should probably go out and try to score a goal. " She did. In a Sept. 29 win over Sterling, Fadio, just a junior, netted the 58th goal of her career, making her Audubon's all-time leading goal-scorer, breaking a mark set in 2003 by Noelle Bissinger.