Saturday, February 13, 2016

CHE & Moorestown in Bsoc Coaches Tourney final

Cherry Hill East, the No. 14 seed, will meet No. 9 seeded Moorestown in the boys' championship of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association Tournament.

CHE & Moorestown in Bsoc Coaches Tourney final


Cherry Hill East, the No. 14 seed, will meet No. 9 seeded Moorestown in the boys' championship of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association Tournament.

Both won semifinal matches Sunday at Eastern.

For the second straight game East  advanced by winning in penalty kicks, ousting second-seeded Washington Township.

 The teams were tied 1-1 through 100 minutes, before East won the penalty kick segment, 3-1.

East senior keeper Steven Oberlander stopped three of four shots in the penalty kick segment.

“I never had that many saves in PKs,” said Oberlander, who also stopped a penalty kick in the Cougars quarterfinal win over Cherokee.

East scored on its first three penalty kicks by Garrett McVeigh, Jake Russ and Zach Steinbock.

In regulation East took a 1-0 lead on Jake Faford’s goal in the 60th minute.

Township, which split with East in the regular season, answered with a goal 11 seconds after East scored.

After Oberlander stoned Township’s Burak Ozdemir, Joe Casaletto tapped in the rebound for the equalizer.

In the second overtime both teams had a chance to score. A rocket by Township’s Tyler Logar’s hit the left post from 23 yards out.

East had two chances from close range, one on a shot and another a header that went wide.

Moorestown (14-2-1) earned its way into Saturday’s 4 p.m. final at Eastern with a 3-1 victory over No. 4 seeded Lenape, giving coach Mike Sutcliffe his 300th career win.

Michael Kassak scored twice for Moorestown and Michael Handlan’s added an insurance goal in the 58th minute.

Kassak opened the scoring in the fourth minute on a 10-yard shot from an angle.

Lenape tied the score 1-1 on Paul Mostak’s goal in the 34th minutes, but Kassak got the game-winner in the 46th minute, tapping in a loose ball. Teammate Alex Musnug started the play with a long throw-in on goal that wasn’t handled by Lenape.

Kassak was there to put things away.

Cherry Hill East 0 1 0 0 – 1

Washington Township 0 1 0 0 1

(East wins 3-1 in penalty kicks)

Goals: C-Jake Faford; WT-Joe Casaletto

Moorestown 1 2 – 3

Lenape 1 0 -1

Goals: M: Michael Kassak 2, Michael Handlan; L-Paul Mostak.


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