October 18, 2014
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY COACHES TOURNAMENT Moorestown 1, Ocean City 0: Kiera Dalmass scored with five minutes left in the second overtime, and the eighth-seeded, host Quakers edged the ninth-seeded Red Raiders. Carlie Blessing made nine saves to record her 10th shutout of the season. Lenape 5, Cinnaminson 1: Kenie Wright had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded Indians took down the visiting, No. 16 Pirates. Washington Township 2, Lower Cape May 0: Marissa Pagano and Marina Smolens scored second-half goals for the sixth-seeded Minutemaids, who blanked the No. 11 Tigers at home.
October 17, 2014
BACK IN THE mid-1960s, my aunt's husband did what a lot of other husbands (and wives) did with spouses who no longer filled their wish lists: traded her in for a younger model. Given the fact that my aunt was not even 30 at the time, you could rightly say that her eventual ex was a bit picky. In fact, given the age of the shiny new model he ended up choosing, Uncle "Johnny" was dangerously close to being known as "Uncle Holmesburg. " But this isn't about him. It isn't even about my aunt.
October 14, 2014 |
Confidence wasn't the problem. Execution was. "Our guys were extremely positive," Cherry Hill West coach Brian Wright said. "They knew we were a pretty good football team. We just had to figure out a way to finish drives and put points on the board. " Cherry Hill West broke out in a big way Friday, beating Seneca, 45-6, for its first victory of the season. Seniors Tyrone Williams and Chris Pascall each scored two touchdowns, and senior Joey Argentina threw three scoring passes for the Lions, who had lost their first four games to teams ranked in The Inquirer's Top 25. "It was a long time coming," Wright said.
October 11, 2014 |
Quinn Collins knew it was important to give Jimmy Reardon some advice. Collins is the Delsea football team's starting quarterback. Jimmy is a 7-year-old who lives in Franklinville and is a big fan of the Crusaders. But Collins' message didn't have anything to do with football or sports. It was more important than that. "He's so young, I just wanted him to know that there was nothing he couldn't do," Collins said. "People have said that to me, and I wanted to make sure he heard that from me. " Collins, a junior, has Type 1 diabetes.
October 5, 2014 |
Isaiah Spencer did more than win a football game in the fourth quarter Friday night. He just might have saved Delsea's season. Spencer ran in a 29-yard score midway through the fourth and the Delsea defense made one last stand to hold off visiting Paul VI, 24-21, in nonleague action. Another loss would have made it very difficult for the two-time defending South Jersey Group 3 champion Crusaders (1-3) to return to the playoffs. Delsea led by 17-0 at halftime, but Paul VI (3-1)
October 4, 2014 |
Here's a closer look at five South Jersey football games that will kick off at 7 Friday night, with predictions. No. 9 Paul VI (3-0) at Delsea (0-3). This isn't a typical battle between an undefeated team and a winless team. The host Crusaders, who have won the last two South Jersey Group 3 titles - and five sectional championships since 2005 - need to spring the upset to avoid an 0-4 start that would severely limit their ability to qualify for the playoffs. Delsea pushed No. 3 Timber Creek to the brink in an 18-15 loss last week.
October 3, 2014 |
It took some time for the Cherry Hill East boys' soccer team to get going, but a second-half rally sent the game to overtime, where the Cougars sealed a win Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Lochbihler scored to give the host Cougars a 2-1 win over Paul VI in a nonleague game. Harrison Faulseit was credited with the assist. In the second half, Kyle Lochbihler tied the game off a throw-in from Olin McClendon. In other nonleague action: Kieran Burns recorded three saves as host Haddon Township blanked Haddonfield, 3-0. Elzo Dunn, Mario Mandescu, and Jake Mulroy scored for The Inquirer's third-ranked team in South Jersey.
October 3, 2014 |
The Cherry Hill West girls' soccer team entered halftime Wednesday afternoon trailing by two. Fourteen short minutes later, the Lions had the lead for good and were playing so well that they didn't even need to kick in their goals. Sarah McGlinn sent a cross to Rebecca Horner, who was in the right place at the right time to run forward and chest the ball into the goal, completing the comeback in a 3-2, Olympic Conference victory over visiting Timber Creek. The Lions trailed, 2-0, at the break, but rallied quickly.
October 1, 2014 |
With nine minutes to go, Niki Malancone stood a little more than 20 yards away with a chance to win the game. She drilled in the direct kick and gave host Williamstown a 2-1 win over Washington Township in a nonleague game on Monday afternoon. MaryKate Ulmer scored a first-half goal to provide a lead for the Braves, who are ranked No. 4 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Gabrielle Masciocchi picked up the assist. Erica Monte Carlo tied it in the second half for No. 6 Washington Township.
September 29, 2014 |
Kyle Lochbihler scored two goals, Olin McClendon added one, and the Cherry Hill East boys' soccer team upset host Lenape, ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, 3-1, in an Olympic American matchup Saturday. Sam Snyder made six saves for the Cougars. Chris Solecki had five stops for Lenape, which received its lone goal from Justin Blumberg. Burlington County. Allen Barrett, Mark Staudenmayer, and Andrew Weist were the scorers as No. 10 Cinnaminson blanked Holy Cross at home, 3-0. Mike Deal needed four saves to record the shutout.