The Williamstown girls’ soccer team has received a scare from Tri-County Conference rival Highland twice this season — and survived both times, thanks to the scoring of Briana Molino.
Yesterday, the seventh-ranked Braves (11-1) needed a pair of second-half goals from Molino, including the go-ahead score off a pass from Danielle Spinuzza with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, to rally for a 2-1 home win.
Williamstown goalie Ashley Winkelspecht gave up a first-half goal, but went on to stop nine shots to make the comeback possible. Tartans’ keeper Leighanna Milby also turned in a strong effort, making 11 saves.
The teams’ initial meeting last month saw the Braves use two goals by Molino to claim a 2-1 overtime victory.
In other Tri-County action:
Third-ranked Gloucester Catholic turned up its attack in the second half to pull away from visiting Glassboro, 4-0. Chelsea Duffy scored twice, with Paige Maloney and Abby Zweigle adding one goal each.
Missy Trafton and Mackenzie Landon struck for second-half goals to make fifth-ranked Clearview a 2-1 winner over visiting Kingsway.
Madison Tiernan scored off Kelsey Long’s corner kick with 15 minutes remaining in the first half, and freshman sweeper Lauren Minghenelli aided goalie Deana Wood (nine saves) for sixth-ranked Eastern, allowing the host Vikings to edge 10th-ranked Cherokee, 1-0.
Sarah Martella and Brittany Stone supplied the scoring and Hayley McKnight earned the shutout with seven stops, as Bishop Eustace blanked host Seneca, 2-0.
Willingboro awoke in the second half, with goals by Jihan Everett and Taylor Lewis, to down host Pemberton, 2-1, in a battle for Freedom Division superiority.
Liana Nedler’s fourth goal of the game, 4 minutes into overtime, enabled host Medford Tech to outlast Camden County Tech, 6-5. Allison Paonessa supplied all the scoring for the visitors, including the tying goal on a breakaway with 2 minutes to go in regulation.
Mary Brodowski’s second-half hat trick lifted host Doane Academy over Barrack Hebrew, 3-1.
Shannon Dennehey had one goals and two assists for Shawnee, which jumped on top early and cruised past Ocean City, 4-1.