Wednesday field hockey

Host Kingsway avenged a season-opening setback and gained a share of the Royal Division lead by handing sixth-ranked Clearview its first loss, 2-0, yesterday in Tri-County Conference field hockey.
The Dragons (8-3 overall, 5-1 conference) prevailed on goals from Stephanie Toomey and Christina Wallace, assists by Emily Poole and Aubrey Coleman, and shutout goaltending by Becca May (14 saves).
Alyssa Wileczek turned aside 21 shots for the Pioneers (10-1, 5-1), who opened the 2009 campaign with a 2-0 defeat of Kingsway on Sept. 14.

In other Tri-County action:

Alyssa Cooper and Emily Bucher each had a goal and an assist for 10th-ranked Gloucester (10-0-1, 7-0), which moved closer to clinching the Classic Division crown with a 3-0 win at Salem.

Diamond Division-leading Delsea used Rachel Crescitelli’s goal with less than 14 minutes remaining to escape with a 1-0 victory at Woodstown.

Burlington County.

Christina Lafferty knocked in a pass from Ali Jillions with 39 seconds to go in overtime, enabling host Holy Cross to turn back Delran, 3-2.
Kathleen Walsh had two goals for the Lancers (8-3, 5-1). Delran (5-4, 3-2) received scoring from Shelby Mollineaux and Rileigh Ruff, and 17 saves by Chelsey Fitzgerald.

Paige MacRae’s two goals led a balanced attack for fifth-ranked Moorestown (8-0, 5-0), which took command early and coasted, 6-1, at Pemberton.

Host Rancocas Valley (8-2-1, 5-1) stayed within striking distance of the Quakers in the Liberty Division by edging Northern Burlington, 1-0. Joanna Wedell set up Liz Johnson’s first-half goal.

Kayla Soles scored twice for New Egypt, which ran its record to 9-1 overall and a Freedom Division-best 7-0 by shutting down host Riverside, 5-0.

Florence (9-1, 6-1) kept pace with the Warriors, getting five goals from Lexi Smith in a 9-2 romp at Palmyra.


 Casey McNellis scored in the final minute of regulation to give Egg Harbor Township a 2-1 victory at Mainland (7-2-1), snapping the Mustang’s seven-match unbeaten streak. Steph Gauta also scored for the Eagles.

Colleen Slaughter’s hat trick led the way for 10th-ranked Ocean City’s 9-0 whitewash of visiting Oakcrest.<NO1> The Red Raiders (10-1) have outscored the opposition, 77-4, this season.

Jenny Carpenter had a goal and an assist for host Absegami, which received goals from six players in dealing Atlantic City a 6-2 setback.