Senior midfielder Chelsea Duffy displayed her offensive talents, totaling four points, and seventh-ranked Gloucester Catholic showed why it is the Tri-County Conference’s defending Diamond Division girls’ soccer champion yesterday by handing host Pennsville its first loss of the season, 5-0.
Duffy, who is headed to the University of Delaware, had two goals and a pair of assists against an Eagles squad that had outscored opponents by 12-0 in winning its first four matches.
Kelly Kane, Karen Thomas, and Abby Zweigle each had a goal for the Rams (3-0-1 overall, 3-0 conference).
In other Tri-County action:
Briana Molino converted a corner kick from Joanna Schneck for the go-ahead goal late in the first half and sixth-ranked Williamstown held on to edge host Cumberland, 2-1.
Shea Levi, with an assist by Jessica Martinez, opened the scoring for the Braves, who improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Royal Division.
Darian Patitucci set up Lauren Whelan for the lone goal by the Colts (2-2, 0-2), who elevated their play but couldn’t put the tying score past Williamstown keeper Ashley Winkelspecht (seven saves).
Alyssa Faia knocked in Kelley Alpaugh’s pass in the first half, and Lauren West provided shutout goaltending in guiding 10th-ranked Clearview (3-1-1, 3-0) past visiting Deptford, 1-0, in a Royal Division clash.
Felicia Riccelli’s two goals paced a balanced attack as Classic Division-leading Clayton (6-1, 4-0) cruised, 6-0, at Wildwood. Warriors goalie Kacy Wilbur kept the deficit from reaching double digits by turning aside 26 shots.
Ashlee Hitchner of host Delsea and Kingsway’s Devon Hogan traded first-half scores, and then the goalies took over as the Royal Division rivals played through two overtimes to a 1-1 draw. Brianna Pender made a dozen stops for the Crusaders, while Kingsway’s Alyssa Baus made 10 saves.
Top-ranked Paul VI (5-0) shook off a scoreless first half, getting goals by Jenna Pedrick, Brittany Ratcliffe and Arienne Reilley to pull out a 3-0 win at Cherry Hill East. Sarah Hinkle (eight saves) kept the Cougars off the scoreboard.
Kristyn Borelli stopped seven shots in posting a shutout while Lizzie Duffey and Kelly Vanak supplied the scoring in second-ranked Lenape’s 2-1 triumph at Cherry Hill West.
Host Triton (5-1) ran its winning streak to four by blanking Camden Catholic, 3-0, behind a hat trick from Anna Dolhansky and Jessica Warner’s third shutout.
Pennsauken keeper Briana Baird was credited with 30 saves in her goaltending debut, but the Indians offered no offensive support in falling to visiting Cherokee, 7-0. Shelbey Schneeweis (hat trick) and Emily Martinelli (two goals) led the Chiefs.