December 6, 2015
The name of Boyertown goalkeeper Sarafina Valenti was misspelled Saturday in the all-Southeastern Pennsylvania girls' soccer first-team capsules.
November 29, 2015 |
There are some South Jersey soccer diehards who still found the moment - however triumphant it was - just a little unsettling when it hit the ears. Earlier this week, Madison Tiernan, a former Eastern great, headed in the winner in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for Rutgers. The goal was set up by a sharp, bending corner kick from Kenie Wright. Yes, that Kenie Wright, the former Inquirer first-team All-South Jersey midfielder from Lenape. The thought of Eastern and Lenape girls' soccer joining forces is akin to Spiderman fighting crime with the Green Goblin.
November 24, 2015 |
UNION, N.J. - All week, Ryan Logar kept the pressure off his left foot. He was saving it for Sunday, and for the most remarkable goal of his soccer career. All week, Logar made his way through the halls of Washington Township High School on crutches. All week, Logar kept his badly sprained left ankle elevated and wrapped in ice, and told himself that he would be ready for the Group 4 state championship game. "I didn't think he was going to play," Washington Township coach Shane Snyder said, moments before his players dumped a cooler of ice water on him in celebration of the Minutemen's 1-0 victory over West Orange.
November 18, 2015 |
THE FRENCH national soccer team sent a bold message to ISIS on Monday. Screw you! On Friday, a match between Germany and France was interrupted at the Stade de France when terrorists detonated explosive vests just outside the stadium as part of the synchronized attacks on Paris. The next day, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, in which 129 were killed and 350 were wounded. There was talk of canceling future games, but the French team has decided to soldier on. On Tuesday afternoon, it will take on England at London's Wembley Stadium (3 p.m. Fox Sports 1)
November 17, 2015 |
A 10-year-old with sparkling eyes and a brilliant smile, Neilek has a great sense of humor and boundless energy, which he channels into sports. His favorites are football and soccer, followed by swimming. For a breather, he plays video games and watches cartoons on TV. The best days of the year, he says, are his birthday and Christmas, because he feels special and receives gifts. Neilek aspires to be a scientist or a professional football player. Inquisitive and interested in learning, he is an A/B student and proud of it. Math and science are his favorite subjects.
November 16, 2015 |
"Where's our corner-kick taker?" Conestoga coach Dave Zimmerman asked his players, who were assembled in matching sweats in a postgame huddle on the Souderton sideline. Nick Jennings, the man in question, raised his hand. " Yeeeaaah ," his teammates cheered him on. "Hat trick," Zimmerman retorted. Well, not exactly, but it did the job just the same. Conestoga scored goals off three corners - the ball coming off Jennings' foot every time - as the Pioneers beat West Chester Henderson, 4-1, Saturday in the PIAA Class AAA boys' soccer quarterfinals.
November 15, 2015 |
After Washington Township graduated one of the most accomplished classes in South Jersey boys' soccer history, the conventional wisdom was that the Minutemen would take a couple of steps back in 2015. But that line of thinking failed to account for the "fire" inside Mike Roscioli, the grit inside Ryan Logar, and the determination inside most of the team's seniors to create their own legacy. "It lit a fire inside me," Roscioli said after scoring the first goal in top-seeded Washington Township's 2-0 victory over Eastern in the South Jersey Group 4 title game on Friday afternoon.
November 14, 2015 |
The Moorestown Friends' boys' and girls' soccer teams each left Holmdel on Thursday night with a South Jersey Non-Public B championship. Chloe Jones scored the winner for the top-seeded Foxes off a rebound to seal a 3-2 double overtime victory over third-seeded Holy Spirit, earning the girls team their second consecutive title. Chloe Chen and Alyssa Runyan also scored. In the boys' matchup, Chris Grahn and Eric Price scored for the third-seeded Foxes in a 2-0 win over No. 8 Holy Cross.
November 14, 2015 |
Goalie Pietro Berghella's punch gave Germantown Friends a chance on Thursday. A.J. Mowafi's kick provided the knockout blow. After two scoreless overtimes, Berghella dove to his left and used both fists to turn away host Episcopal Academy's third penalty kick. Two shooters later, Mowafi left-footed it past the goalie to complete a perfect round of PKs, and the 10th-seeded Tigers advanced, 5-3, in the first round of the PAISAA state boys' soccer tournament. It was the first state playoff win in program history.
November 12, 2015 |
Niki Clements said she thinks about it every day: A last-minute goal to tie the game. An overtime loss. A promising season cut short. After the Christopher Dock girls' soccer team defeated Conwell-Egan, 3-1, Tuesday night in the PIAA Class A playoffs, it was on the senior's mind again. So, what is it? It is the goal Trinity scored with 30 second left in the state quarterfinals last year, the one that paved the way for the Pioneers' overtime loss. That moment has left its mark on Dock.