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October 24, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The play of Eastern's Amirah Ali has demanded the spotlight throughout the season. In a 3-2 overtime win Thursday against visiting Cherokee, Ali showed why she deserves all of the attention she gets. With less than two minutes left in the first extra session of the Olympic Conference soccer game, a group of Cherokee defenders flocked toward Ali, who carried the ball into the offensive zone. Ali sent a pass to Rachel Wood, open near the Chiefs' net, and she buried the winner with a left-footed blast.
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October 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
R.J. Wolf isn't a regular visitor to the end zone. But he's been there before. "Last year, against Seneca, blocked punt," said Wolf, a Cherokee senior nose tackle. This was different. This was Cherokee against Lenape in a battle of top-six teams before a huge crowd that filled both bleachers and occupied most of the hill that surrounds the Chiefs' iconic field. This was the fourth quarter of a one-score game with the momentum on the visiting Indians' side. This was the decisive play of a taut, tight game.
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October 17, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eleven straight games without a loss is a daunting task. For Washington Township, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in South Jersey, making it to 12 on Thursday presented one of the toughest challenges yet. The visiting Minutemen overcame a first half that No. 2 Cherokee dominated in possession to come away with a 1-0 win over their Olympic Conference rivals. A halftime speech by team captain Marc Murgo shifted the momentum, Washington Township coach Shane Snyder said. With only four minutes remaining in regulation, sophomore Clayton Cross dribbled the ball along the Cherokee end line and sent a cross to senior midfielder George Charalabidis, who knocked the ball into the right corner from 12 yards out. The Minutemen (12-0-1)
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October 15, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A heady play in overtime by Cherokee boys' soccer players Justin McCarthy and Jake Treiber led to a win Tuesday. The two saw something in the Seneca defense that made them switch spots on the field, freeing up McCarthy to take a pass from Treiber in front of the net. He beat the keeper to give the hosts a 2-1 victory. The Inquirer's second-ranked team in South Jersey hosts No. 1 Washington Township on Thursday. In other Olympic Conference action: Sean Donnelly scored in the second half to give Lenape a 1-0 win over visiting Bishop Eustace.
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October 11, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Through the first four games of the season, Williamstown looked like a football world-beater. In their fifth game, the Braves helped beat themselves, with a major assistance from Cherokee. Using an efficient offense and opportunistic defense, host Cherokee defeated a mistake-prone Williamstown, 20-0, in A West Jersey Football League American Division game Friday between Inquirer Top 10 teams. No. 6 Cherokee is now 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the American and No. 3 Williamstown fell to 4-1, 2-1. The Chiefs have a habit of getting better as the season progresses, and Cherokee is once again following that script.
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October 6, 2015 | By Jack Goodwillie, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dana Goldstein scored off a pass from Lexie Palladino in the first half Monday and host Shawnee held on for a 1-0 victory over Cherokee in an Olympic Conference soccer game between top-five teams. Brianna Davis stopped seven shots for Shawnee, which is ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Cherokee is ranked third. In other Olympic Conference action: Amirah Ali scored twice to lead No. 2 Eastern to a 4-2 win at Cherry Hill East. Jaylyn Thompson and Rachel Wood also scored.
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October 6, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drew Ruble's goal in the 76th minute was all Shawnee - the eighth-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer - needed Monday in a 1-0 win at No. 2 Cherokee in Olympic Conference soccer. In another Olympic matchup, Kwame Amuno, Brendan Atkinson, Nick DiEttore, Matt Graus, Chris Morales, and Brandon Rudy each scored to lead host Timber Creek to a 6-0 shutout of Winslow Township. Nonleague. No. 1 Washington Township defeated visiting Clearview, 4-0. Clayton Crosse, Brent Keeley, Travis Yates, and Collin Yeiter scored for the Minutemen.
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October 4, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The only thing worse than the rain was the wind. The night was like a scene out of the movie Twister , just before the big storm hit. One almost expected a local to run out onto the turf at Cherokee and tell everyone to batten down the hatches. There was, it seemed, only one formula to win a football game in such terrible conditions: play tough and hold onto the ball. Friday night, Seneca did that better than Cherry Hill East in a 21-0 win, played at Cherokee because of poor field conditions at Seneca.
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September 30, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alexis Kasper scored a second-half goal off an assist from Micaela Coll to give Moorestown Friends a 1-0 victory over visiting Holy Spirit in a nonleague soccer match Monday. Gaelyn Gregory made 11 saves to earn the shutout. Also in nonleague play, Abby Corrato and Devon Fitzpatrick scored in the first half of host Cherokee's 2-1 victory over Williamstown. Olympic. Amirah Ali netted a hat trick in Eastern's 6-0 shutout at Camden Catholic. Maria Kokolis, Kate Lesniewski, and Rachel Wood also scored.
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