October 15, 2014 |
On the final day of an upset-filled Catholic League boys' soccer season, Archbishop Ryan appeared primed to pull one last stunner. Spencer Patton had other plans. The La Salle sophomore scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Explorers clinched the Catholic League regular-season title with a 2-1 win over Archbishop Ryan on Monday in Wyndmoor. Elsewhere in the Catholic League: Father Judge secured second place with a 2-1 victory over visiting Conwell-Egan, thanks to Kevin Ceno's goal with three minutes remaining.
October 10, 2014 |
As South Jersey soccer recruits go, Tziarra King is a bit against the grain. She isn't an Olympic Development player or even a high-level club player. She isn't on one of the area's perennial powers, and she has never won a conference or state championship. A Winslow resident her entire life, King will tell you her town doesn't exactly have an overwhelming soccer culture. But King started playing the sport when she was 4 years old. And she loved it. And ever since, that's really all that mattered.
October 3, 2014 |
When an NFL or big-time college quarterback leaves a game with a concussion - or doesn't leave it, like Michigan's quarterback last weekend - everyone is watching. Everyone follows his progress. What about the girl who was hit by a soccer ball five years ago and had to stop playing her sport? What's the rest of that story? "I struggled and lost a lot," said Julia Mills, a senior at Central Bucks High School East. Her tale starts when she was in seventh grade, on Oct. 3, 2009.
October 1, 2014 |
With eight minutes left on Monday afternoon, Haddonfield freshman Sam DeCencio took a shot that was stopped on a diving save by Collingswood goalkeeper Patrick O'Donnell. Luckily, fellow freshman Jack Dugan was there to send the rebound into the net and give the visiting Bulldogs a 2-1 Colonial Liberty boys' soccer victory. It was Dugan's second consecutive winning goal. The first-year play of DeCencio and Dugan has paid dividends for Haddonfield, according to Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Dugan, who is also Jack's father.
September 25, 2014 |
The College of New Jersey extended its season-opening win streak to eight games with a 4-1 field hockey win Tuesday at Gwynedd Mercy. Lindsey Hatch (Washington Township) scored on an assist from Jaclyn Douglas (Great Valley) and assisted on two other goals for the Lions. The Griffins fell to 4-3. Women's soccer. Gloucester Catholic graduate Korrie Harkins notched her third goal of the season as the College of New Jersey (6-1) rolled to a 5-0 win over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham (2-4-1)
September 24, 2014 |
Before he became the most dangerous player on Shipley's bench, Ronan Higgins was the most promising fan in Shipley's crowd. But coach Thom Schauerman always hoped Higgins would follow in his older brother Conor's footsteps and suit up for the Gators boys' soccer team. So far, the younger Higgins has been everything his coach envisioned. On Monday afternoon, the freshman headed home Ian Hamilton's corner kick with 18 seconds remaining in double overtime to send the host Gators to a 2-1 nonleague victory over Roman Catholic.
September 4, 2014 |
When Michaela Finneyfrock was younger, she looked a lot like her mother, Diane. As she got older and her hair changed to a sandier blond, however, the midfielder for the Council Rock North girls' soccer team started to resemble her father, Rich. There's more to that resemblance than hair color and a sarcastic sense of humor, however. All it takes is to watch the Indians senior with the ball at her feet. Those technical skills and control also come from her father, a former professional and amateur player who has been head coach at Villa Joseph Marie since 2004.
September 3, 2014
ISSUE | SPORTS INJURIES Coach attentive On behalf of six other student athletes, our experience in playing for Craig Reed's under-17 soccer club team in Chester County does not in any way match the player-trauma allegations in a recent lawsuit ("In Chesco, a soccer lawsuit," Aug. 25). Reed is a great coach who cares about our welfare. He is always positive. Collectively, we have played for the coach anywhere from four to seven years, and we were on the team with the player who sued.
August 26, 2014 |
During a preseason soccer scrimmage at Downingtown High School East, an incoming freshman going for a header collided with another player and fell to the ground in tears. After that, her coach did something that used to be routine, but has increasingly come under scrutiny: He put her back in the game, according to a lawsuit filed by her family last week in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against the district, the coach, and others. The suit says the girl, now 16 and identified as M.U., suffered a traumatic brain injury that made her miss most of freshman year and that continues to cause headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and other symptoms two years after the collision on Aug. 20, 2012.