October 4, 2014 |
Drew Tomlinson was thinking about freshman year. Mark Walker was thinking about practice. They both have something new to remember after they combined with Tommy Kadar to produce the winning play in Haddonfield's 28-25 victory over West Deptford in a Colonial Conference instant classic on Thursday night. Walker's snap and Kadar's hold set the stage for Tomlinson, a junior who nailed a 32-yard field goal for the winning points on Haddonfield's first possession of overtime. "That's something you don't even dream about," Tomlinson said of making the game-winning kick before a capacity-plus crowd in Haddonfield's historic stadium on a perfect night for football.
September 29, 2014 |
Four minutes into overtime in a back-and-forth battle between visiting Downingtown West and Neshaminy, Mauricio Nava took over. Nava received the ball on a long clearing kick by Corey Englehart and drilled a shot from 20 yards past the Redskins goalie for his second goal of the game and a 4-3 upset win for the Whippets. Before overtime, Neshaminy, ranked No. 3 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, held a 3-2 lead with less than four minutes remaining. Austin Graf, however, dashed all hopes of a regulation victory.
September 25, 2014 |
Jesse Weick has scored a lot of goals for the Haddon Heights boys' soccer team. Few have come as easy as his winner in double overtime on Tuesday. A serve from Tyler Selby was redirected and found the foot of Weick, a senior forward who was running toward the net. Selby calmly pushed the ball in from six yards and gave host Haddon Heights, ranked No. 9 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, a 3-2 win over Haddonfield in a Colonial Conference interdivision game. It was Weick's second goal of the game and his eighth of the season.
September 18, 2014 |
A give-and-go between two explosive offensive players eventually put a dagger in the Union's impressive run in the U.S. Open Cup. Clint Dempsey converted a feed from Obafemi Martins in the 101st minute Tuesday night to break a 1-1 tie as the Seattle Sounders earned a 3-1 win in extra time in the U.S. Open Cup final at PPL Park. Seattle won its fourth Open Cup title, all since 2009. The Union were trying to win the first championship in their five-year existence. "I have never been proud of anything in my life that ended in a loss before, but this is the first time," said the Union's interim coach, Jim Curtin.
September 14, 2014
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Springfield 3, Christopher Dock 2, OT: Katelyn Dillinger ended a long week for the host Spartans by scoring three minutes into overtime off an assist from Brianna Littlepage. Dillinger scored all three goals. Springfield played three overtime games in the week, going 2-0-1. Sharon Curtis tied it for Christopher Dock late in regulation. Archbishop Ryan 2, Friends' Central 0: Alex Maszlanka and Madison Taylor scored to pace the hosts. Jazmin Gonzalez made three saves.
September 12, 2014 |
Eighty minutes just have not been enough soccer for the Central boys' team lately. Ade Solebo scored in the second overtime to send Central to a 2-1 Public League victory over visiting Washington on Wednesday. It was the third straight overtime game for the undefeated Lancers, who have gone 2-0-1 over that stretch. Central's Jason Pixley scored to tie it in the second half. Elsewhere in the Public: Sage Gary paired one goal with four assists, and Robert Oligbo netted four goals as Roxborough rolled over visiting Bodine, 8-0. Abraham Kamara registered a hat trick, and Northeast doubled up Bartram, 4-2, at home.
September 10, 2014 |
It was a back-and-forth affair at Upper Dublin on Monday afternoon, but Father Judge prevailed in overtime. Billy McCarthy kicked in the winner on a penalty shot in the 98th minute to give the Crusaders a 2-1 nonleague soccer win. Judge took an early lead after Christian Escobar scored off a rebound. But Upper Dublin responded with a goal from Nick Browndorf to tie the match at 1-1 late in the first half. The score remained the same through the rest of regulation. In overtime, McCarthy was tripped in Upper Dublin's box. With the game on the line, McCarthy sent a well-placed shot into the right side of the Cardinals' net to win it. In other nonleague action: Jake Saba scored three of his four goals in the second half as Pottstown broke open a tie game en route to a 10-4 win over visiting Lansdale Catholic.
September 7, 2014
SOCCER SUBURBAN ONE NATIONAL Pennsbury 3, Council Rock South 2: Keion Randolph scored off the rebound of Zach LaBosso's shot with three minutes remaining in the second overtime to win it for the host Falcons. Alex Kardos scored the first two goals for Pennsbury. William Tennent 6, Truman 1: Mike Albers dished out a pair of assists to help the host Panthers break open a 1-1 halftime tie. Neshaminy 3, Abington 2: Kenny Hermann scored twice to lead Neshaminy at home. SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN Upper Dublin 3, Cheltenham 2: Thomas Juelke stopped a penalty kick in the second half to preserve the victory for the host Cardinals.
May 22, 2014 |
Andrew Streilein tried not to think about it. Justin Holl pushed the notion out of his mind. But deep down, both Lenape senior lacrosse players knew that more than a game was at stake when Wednesday's South Jersey Group 4 second-round clash with Washington Township rumbled into overtime. More than a season was at stake, too. Streilein and Holl, four-year varsity athletes, were staring at the end of their careers. "I knew it, but I had to block it out," said Holl, who scored the game-winning goal on a rebound of a blast by Streilein to lift Lenape to an 11-10 victory.
March 30, 2014 |
Seneca sophomore Tyver Butler wasn't happy with much about his first varsity game, except for the ending. He loved that part, and so did the rest of the Golden Eagles. Taking a nifty feed from senior Dan O'Keefe, Butler scored his first varsity goal in sudden-death overtime to lift Seneca to an 11-10 victory over Clearview on Friday in a fast-paced Olympic Patriot boys' lacrosse game. "I had a rough game," Butler said after emerging from the bottom of a celebratory dog pile that included his brother Vaughn, a junior defender.