Girls' soccer: Eastern beats Lenape

 

Junior Maxine Turchin recorded the first goal to set off a scoring run for Eastern as the Vikings beat Lenape 3-0 Monday in a clash of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in The Inquirer girls' soccer Top 10.

Turchin, a junior midfielder, scored on a half-serve, half-shot from about 30 yardfs away with 17:16 remaining in the first half.

"I couldn't believe it went in," Turchin said.

It started an Eastern surge that included goals by freshman Jaelyn Thompson of a nice feed from senior Jamee Simone and junior midfielder Cristina Padovani.

All three goals came in a stretch of 2:38 seconds.

"Other than that, it was a pretty even game," Eastern coach Jamie McGroarty said.

Eastern, the No. 1 team in the rankings, improved to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the Olympic American.

Lenape, the five-time defending state Group 4 and SJ coaches tournament champions, fell to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the division.

"We need to work to improve and hopefully we'll see them again in the coaches tournament and the playoffs," Lenape coach Kevin Meder said.

Eastern 3 0 -- 3

Lenape 0 0 -- 0

Goals: Maxine Turchin, Jaelyn Thompson, Cristina Padovani.

Saves: E-Imani Taylor, 9; L-Alicia Hampton, 3.

-- Phil Anastasia

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