October 5, 2014
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Moorestown 2, Moorestown Friends 1: Enrique Arvelo scored on a breakaway in double overtime for the visiting Quakers. Harry Inglis sent a through ball to Arvelo to get the assist. Earlier, Inglis floated a cross from the right wing over the goalkeeper for the game's first goal. Woodstown 3, Millville 1: Geoff Schaefer put in a pair of goals as the Wolverines won on the road. Zach Telsey had the other Woodstown goal. OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Shawnee 2, Bishop Eustace 1: Tim Birney and Dom Silvestro scored second-half goals as the Renegades, ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, edged the visiting Crusaders.
October 5, 2014 |
High school athletes should never underestimate the impact they can have on youngsters. When she was younger, Moorestown senior field hockey player Rachel Stefano looked up to the players from the high school who volunteered and coached her in the recreation program. Now, no doubt, many current grade-school youngsters look up to Stefano. Stefano volunteers her time by helping coach the kids in the rec program on Sundays. "I remember when I was little, the high school girls would coach me, and they were so good and I wanted to be like them one day," Stefano said after a key 4-1 win over Northern Burlington earlier this week.
September 30, 2014 |
With three weeks to go before Moorestown's second annual Sean Fischel 5K Run, Kim Fischel stepped to a bookshelf in her home and took down a glass-sided box. Inside was a pair of small, gray-and-orange running shoes. Even empty, they suggested energy and play, as though waiting for a little boy to fill them. "Sean learned to tie his shoes on these," Fischel said as three of her friends leaned forward in their chairs to study this memento of Sean, who died last year at 7. The room fell silent.
September 24, 2014 |
Abbey Brooks was alone on a breakaway but almost missed her chance to win the game. The senior forward mishit the ball but froze the goalie. The shot went in between the keeper's legs and gave the Moorestown girls' soccer team a 1-0 upset win at Holy Cross, The Inquirer's No. 4 ranked team in South Jersey, in a Burlington Liberty matchup Monday. "I messed up the kick a little, but it ended up working out well," Brooks said. The winner came with 6 minutes, 43 seconds remaining.
September 22, 2014 |
Bordentown's Dakota Moonan had stopped 15 shots to keep the game scoreless in double overtime. Then Katie Varela lined up for a penalty kick. Varela booted the ball to the back of the net to give host Moorestown a 1-0 win over Bordentown in a Burlington County League interdivision girls' soccer game Saturday. She was awarded the penalty kick after a Bordentown defender was penalized for a handball. Charlie Blessing recorded her third shutout of the season. In another Burlington County League matchup, Madison Conroy, Lily Garrett, and Madison Hartman scored in Palmyra's 3-0 victory at Pennsauken.
September 22, 2014 |
Gavin Bright and Matt Hendrickson are slick, athletic soccer players. In space, they might be the most dangerous combination in South Jersey. They're smart and creative and lightning-quick on and off the ball. That is what makes the Clearview seniors one of the area's most highly touted offensive duos. But, as they point out, it's not necessarily what makes them winners. Winning a big game, Bright said, is all about composure. "To be completely honest, you just can't overthink it," Bright added.
September 20, 2014 |
Allen Barrett isn't usually a goal-scorer. But Barrett, a senior center midfielder for the Cinnaminson boys' soccer team, saved his biggest goal-scoring performance for one of his team's biggest games. Barrett recorded his first career hat trick Thursday to lead the host Pirates to a 4-0 win over Moorestown, a Burlington County League Liberty Division rival and the No. 7-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer. "Absolutely, they're a neighboring town," said coach Jason Miele, on whether Moorestown was a team his side looked forward to playing.
September 19, 2014 |
The spur-of-the-moment decision to move sophomore defenseman Nicki Dadino up to midfield during a corner shot worked for the Moorestown field hockey team. Receiving the ball near the right post of Shawnee's cage from senior midfielder Rachel Stefano, Dadino placed the ball perfectly to the left side. Scoring her first high school goal, she helped give the host Quakers a 2-1 win over an old rival, the Renegades, in a nonleague matchup Wednesday. "I had a gut feeling inside of me that it was going to come right to me," Dadino said.
September 18, 2014 |
Northern Burlington did something Tuesday night that it hadn't done in 11 years. It defeated Moorestown. Alex Fitzpatrick scored in the second overtime as the Greyhounds defeated the host Quakers, 2-1, in a Burlington County Liberty girls' soccer game. Ty Horne tied the game after Jessi Button had scored a second-half goal for Moorestown. Burlington County Freedom. Kenzee Hudson netted her first goal of the season to lead Riverside over visiting Burlington City, 1-0. Burlington County Patriot.