Dustin Fowler delivered a second-half goal and one of the most unlikely boys’ soccer victories of the season Tuesday as Deptford won its first game this fall, 1-0, over visiting Williamstown in the Tri-County Conference.
The Spartans (1-7) had been outscored by 19-4 in their first seven games, but fashioned a defensive effort that held Royal Division contender Williamstown (6-3) to six shots at Deptford goalie Mike Bonanno.
Fowler converted an assist from Harpreet Singh for the goal with 14 minutes, 22 seconds left in the second half.
Also in the Tri-County, Royal leader Clearview (9-0-1), ranked No. 3 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, avoided an upset bid by visiting Cumberland (2-6-1), 2-1. Kevin Calloway gave the Pioneers a 2-0 lead in the second half before the Colts’ Keith Karol scored.
Delsea trimmed visiting Highland, 1-0, on Steve Butenewicz’s goal and five saves from goalie Nick Foley.
Goals by Ryan Dill, Ryan McIntyre and Andrew Pfeiffer gave Pitman a 3-1 lead and the Panthers held on for a 3-2 win at Salem.
Wildwood turned two goals each by Sam Materia and Jewel Jones into a 4-0 win at Schalick. Warriors goalie Mike DeMayo made 10 saves.
Pennsville’s Zach Inman scored three first-half goals before spending time in the Eagles’ net in the second half and making three saves amid a 5-0 shutout of visiting GCIT.
Olympic. Cherry Hill East’s Francis Schmutz controlled a loose ball during a scramble after a corner kick and scored the goal that made the Cougars 1-0 winners at Winslow Township.
Host Cherokee spoiled fifth-rated Bishop Eustace’s debut in the Top 10, 3-0. Tom Meenan’s corner kick assisted Brandon Tarzy’s goal, and Meenan scored the second goal from Dave Schlatter before Schlatter completed the scoring on a breakaway.
Jeffrey Morgan scored a pair of goals sandwiched around goals by teammates Sonimi Halliday and Tyler Levengood as Timber Creek edged visiting Triton, 4-3.
Washington Township stifled host Camden Catholic, 2-0, behind Dan Hunsicker’s four saves in goal, and goals by RyanDougherty and Cameron Scotese.
Rocco Gambino’s first-half natural hat trick highlighted Lenape’s 4-1 win at Seneca.
Cape-Atlantic. An own goal that went into the Middle Township net with two minutes to play was the deciding score as visiting Buena escaped with a 1-0 win. Tyler Callahan made two saves for the unbeaten Chiefs.
Wildwood Catholic goalie McKenzie Scott made six saves to earn a 5-0 shutout at Cape May Tech.
Friends Schools. Goals by Keith Console, Bryan Geller and Matt Tamburi inspired Moorestown Friends’ 3-1 win over visiting George School.