The Cherry Hill East girls’ soccer team picked up its first victory of the season yesterday — at the expense of fourth-ranked Bishop Eustace.
A trio of juniors played key roles in helping the host Cougars (1-5) prevail, 2-0, in an Olympic Conference match.
Rachel Sindoni opened the scoring on a direct free kick from 35 yards out late in the first half, and Kaity Hartkopf added the clinching goal with 14 minutes to go in the game. Goalie Lauren Minkoff made seven saves to keep the Crusaders off the scoreboard.
It was the second loss in two days and the third consecutive road defeat for Bishop Eustace (3-3).
In other Olympic Conference matches:
Jill Hampton scored twice, and Katie Rigby produced a goal and two assists to lead second-ranked Lenape over visiting Triton, 5-0.
The tandem of Kelsey Long and Madison Tiernan produced two goals and three assists, fueling fifth-ranked Eastern’s 3-0 home win over Camden Catholic.
Kim Krauss scored twice and Janine Valerio put in the go-ahead goal early in the second half, allowing ninth-ranked Washington Township to hold on for a 3-1 home win over sixth-ranked Williamstown.
Miranda Donnian scored three times to pace 10th-ranked Clearview to a 5-1 win at Delsea. Gina Thomas and Samantha Patterson added two assists each.
Maxie New took a throw in from Devin Horner and chipped a shot over the goalie’s head with 25 minutes remaining, and Clayton held on to nip host Pitman, 1-0, and retain sole possession of first place in the Classic Division. Valarie Perretti turned aside nine shots in taming the Panthers.
Second-place Schalick stayed on Clayton’s heels by slamming host Salem, 7-0. Val Orth and Nikki Adams had two goals apiece, and Rachel Copare contributed a pair of assists.
Pennsville improved to 8-1, getting two goals from Chelsea Abhau and a goal and two assists by Sarah Nickle in a 5-1 decision over visiting Glassboro.
Sabrina Virgillo and Francesca Arcara scored in the final two minutes to rally Cumberland to a 2-1 triumph at Highland.
Samantha Morris knocked home Abbey Shannon’s pass midway through the second half, and the goal held up as Deptford conquered host Kingsway, 1-0.
Brittany Dickson set up all three goals for Gloucester, which kept visiting Wildwood winless, 3-1.
Jessica Balnis, Kristen Sloan and Lily Taylor combined for four goals and three assists to make host Buena a 4-0 winner over St. Joseph.