November 8, 2014 |
Title-clinching goal last year? Check. This year's championship-winning assist? Check. Back-to-back Friends Schools League boys' soccer titles for Michael Burns and the Shipley Gators? Check, check. Burns, a junior forward, served a 40-yard diagonal cross to Konrad Bulanowski for the game-winner for the No. 1 seeded Gators as they rolled past No. 3 Westtown, 4-1, in the Friends Schools League final Friday afternoon. The win clinched the hosts' seventh title in 10 seasons. Burns had scored the winner in last year's 1-0 title-game triumph, also against Westtown.
November 6, 2014 |
Cherokee's Sam Rubin made 20 saves and stopped four penalty strokes Tuesday, and the No. 4 Chiefs advanced to the Central Jersey Group 4 field hockey final by defeating top-seeded host Freehold Boro. Cherokee won the penalty strokes, 2-1, after the teams tied, 1-1, through regulation and two overtimes. Joelle Wash scored the decisive stroke. C.J. Group 3 Field Hockey Semifinal Alex O'Donnell had a hat trick in top-seeded Moorestown's 7-0 home shutout of No. 5 Burlington Township.
November 1, 2014 |
Kadene McNeil's excitement was clear. "It's my first game," she said when Lindenwold coach Christine Jones told her she'd play in the girls' soccer season finale at West Deptford on Thursday. McNeil, a junior in Lindenwold's special-education program, played in the first soccer game of her life during West Deptford's 6-1 Colonial Conference victory. She also scored her first goal. With a comfortable lead, the Eagles pulled their goalie late. McNeil, who regularly practices with the Lions, dribbled down the field and scored.
October 30, 2014 |
Julie Rebh sent in the shot that sent Council Rock South into the state tournament Tuesday afternoon. Rebh one-timed a cross from Emily Discavage with 28 minutes remaining in regulation to lift the host, No. 14 Golden Hawks past No. 22 Great Valley, 1-0, in a District 1 Class AAA girls' soccer quarterfinal. Allison Taub delivered an eight-save shutout. Pennsbury 2, Spring-Ford 0 - Megan Engeland and Caroline Foley provided the scoring for the No. 1 Falcons in their home victory over the No. 8 Rams.
October 30, 2014 |
Melissa DelCollo had more than one reason to celebrate. Not only did her field hockey team win a playoff game, but the head coach also reached a career milestone Tuesday. Claudia Bowman, Myranda Christy, and Maddy Raws scored as eighth-seeded Haddon Heights beat No. 9 Paulsboro at home, 3-0, in the Central Jersey Group 1 first round. The victory gave DelCollo her 100th win. DelCollo received a plaque and a banner with her players' names on it after the game. "It was a great way to start the tournament," DelCollo said.
October 20, 2014 |
Tommy Katsaros scored with 1 minute, 35 seconds left in double overtime as the Eastern boys' soccer team outlasted visiting Williamstown, 1-0, Saturday in the first round of the South Jersey Coaches Association Tournament. Gabe Sable made six saves in the shutout for the fifth-seeded Vikings. Marty Cangelosi turned away 18 shots for the No. 12 Braves. Also in the Coaches Tournament: Steve Kalbach deposited two goals to lead No. 7 Cinnaminson to a 2-0 home win over No. 10 Shawnee.
October 18, 2014 |
With a game between local rivals in double overtime, Nick Krake beat the opposing goalie to end it all. Just 1 minute, 47 seconds into the second overtime, Krake dribbled the ball into the net to give Cherry Hill West a 1-0 home win over Cherry Hill East in an Olympic American boys' soccer matchup on Thursday afternoon. Kevin Hoxha assisted Krake with a through ball from midfield. "It was a well-played, clean game," Lions coach Dan Butler said. "We generated a lot of opportunities and did a great job defensively to get the shutout.
October 17, 2014 |
Evan Vare was the only scorer for Central Bucks East on Wednesday afternoon, but he was the only one the Patriots needed. Vare recorded a hat trick against visiting Souderton in Suburban One Continental boys' soccer, sending Central Bucks East to a 3-1 victory. The win gave the Patriots their ninth conference championship in the last 10 years. It also moved the record of Central Bucks East, ranked No. 4 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, to 13-1 in league play and 16-2 overall.
October 16, 2014 |
Five years had been long enough. With another Central League title finally within reach, the Conestoga girls' soccer team wasted little time on Tuesday afternoon. Annie Guttman and Amelia Kienzle put in two goals each and the Pioneers did all their scoring before halftime in a 7-0 victory over visiting Upper Darby. That clinched their first league title since 2009. Pioneer Athletic Conference semifinals. Gabrielle Vagnozzi scored twice, and Spring-Ford held on to knock off Phoenixville, 3-2, at Owen J. Roberts.
October 12, 2014
SOCCER OLYMPIC NATIONAL Eastern 3, Seneca 1: Sydney Jackson scored twice and Amirah Ali scored once to lift the Vikings, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, over Seneca on the road. OLYMPIC AMERICAN Shawnee 6, Cherry Hill West 0: Taylor Ryan had two goals, and Sarah DeBerardinis, Silvana Gordon, Lexie Palladino, and Gianna Pizoli added one apiece as the No. 5 Renegades topped the Lions at home. TRI-COUNTY ROYAL Williamstown 8, Highland 0: Gabbi Kirsch and Gabrielle Masciocchi each had two goals to lead visiting Williamstown, ranked No. 3, past Highland.