The Oakcrest girls’ soccer team has struggled to get its attack in gear in winning just once in seven games this season. But standout goaltending by Hilary Rosenberg enabled the Falcons to push Ocean City to the limit yesterday, before the host Red Raiders pulled out a 1-0 win in double overtime.
Rosenberg made 16 saves but couldn’t stop freshman Taylor Gardner from registering her first varsity goal — on a blast into the upper corner of the net with 2 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the second extra session of the Cape-Atlantic League match.
Julie Burnell stopped 10 shots to earn the shutout for Ocean City (4-0-1). Oakcrest (1-5-1) went scoreless for the fifth time.
Victoria Vasapolli’s third goal of the game, with 12 minutes left in the second half, enabled Burlington City to hold off host Palmyra, 3-2.
Kelsey Mitchell tied a school single-game scoring record, established by Meghan Bain in 2003, by pumping in six goals to power top-ranked Eastern past visiting Camden Catholic, 7-1, in Olympic Conference play.
Mitchell, a senior forward, set up the Vikings’ seventh score, by Cori Allen, and Alyssa McFerren added a pair of assists.
In other Olympic action:
Moira Penza broke the scoring drought two minutes into the second half, Elise DiDonato added an insurance goal, and Megan Comunale stopped seven shots, sealing fourth-ranked Bishop Eustace’s 2-0 triumph at Cherry Hill East.
Bishop Eustace’s Ben Keane deposited a goal early in the second half, and the Crusaders’ defense made it stand up for a 1-0 upset of previously unbeaten Lenape yesterday in Olympic Conference boys’ soccer.
Eric Montinard provided the assist for Keane’s goal 12 minutes after halftime.
Eustace goalie Taylor Edwards turned aside all six shots he faced from the Indians, ranked No. 5 in South Jersey by The Inquirer.
Also in the Olympic, David Lanza’s second goal of the season was scored off a pass from Kyle Jordan in the first half as Washington Township made it stand up for a 1-0 win over visiting Timber Creek. Dan Hunsicker and Chris Lasoski shared the shutout.
Mentioned: Palmyra | Lenape High School | Cinnaminson High School | Haddon Township High School | Mainland Regional High School | Absegami | Atlantic City | Bishop Eustace | Burlington City | Burlington Township | Collingswood | Haddon Heights | Hammonton | Lindenwold | Maple Shade | Millville | New Egypt | Oakcrest | St. Augustine | Timber Creek | Vineland | Willingboro | Washington Twp.
Here is the Friday football roundup
Washington Township went to the air against visiting Rancocas Valley and Nick Valori’s passing led the Minutemen to a 41-7 Burlco/Olympic American Division win.
Valori completed 30 of 34 passes for 236 yards and five touchdowns as part of Township’s (3-0 overall, 2-0 division) 493 yards of total offense.
Adam Marcucci caught eight passes and scored twice, and when Township moved on the ground, Charlie Huff gained 106 yards rushing, including an 18-yard run for the game’s first TD.
Shawnee 31, Moorestown 6— Shawnee (1-2, 1-1) spotted visiting Moorestown (1-2, 0-2) a 6-0 lead before rallying in the Liberty Division matchup to win its first game.
Ed Royds scored on runs of 17 and 19 yards, and Ben Schwing also had a pair of TDs covering 2 and 70 yards.
Brian Garganio was 4 for 4 on conversion kicks and finished the game’s scoring with a 37-yard field goal.
Mentioned: Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Glassboro High School | Cinnaminson High School | Pitman High School | Haddonfield Memorial High School | Moorestown High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Bridgeton | Buena | Burlington City | Burlington Township | Collingswood | Cumberland | Egg Harbor Township | Holy Spirit | Maple Shade | Middle Township | New Egypt | Oakcrest | Pennsville | Riverside | West Deptford | Wildwood | Overbrook (NJ) | Washington Twp.
Mainland gave up a tying goal with 12 minutes left in regulation but rebounded with Jason Schwab’s penalty-kick goal in overtime to beat host Oakcrest, 3-2, Monday in Cape-Atlantic League boys’ soccer.
Schwab’s goal, scored one minute into overtime, was his second of the contest.
Oakcrest tied the game on Tommy Aguirre’s goal off a corner kick with 12 minutes to play in regulation.
Mentioned: Pitman High School | Mainland Regional High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Atlantic City | Bordentown | Burlington City | Burlington Township | Haddon Heights | Millville | New Egypt | Northern Burlington | Oakcrest | Paulsboro | Penns Grove | St. Augustine | Vineland | Overbrook (NJ)
Sophomore Tara Ballay scored her second goal of the match four minutes into the second overtime period, giving host Delran a 2-1 triumph over Burlington Township in a Burlington County League thriller.
The teams traded first-half goals, with Dana Feuerhammer tallying for Township, then the goalies took over — with the Bears’ Breanna Brown making six saves and Morgan Bennett turning aside 15 shots for the Falcons.
In another Burlco match, Kathleen Wolff connected on a direct free kick midway through the second half and Erica McCool preserved the lead by making 10 saves, making host Moorestown a 1-0 winner over Cinnaminson.
Victoria Vasapolli victimized New Egypt’s defense four times — enabling host Burlington City to double up the Warriors, 4-2.
Julia Logan and Shambree Bonner combined for two goals and two assists host Northern Burlington defeated Pemberton, 3-0.
Mentioned: Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Cinnaminson High School | Moorestown High School | Burlington City | Burlington Township | Clayton | Cumberland | Delran | Gateway | Gloucester | Highland | New Egypt | Pennsville | Salem | Schalick | Seneca | West Deptford | Wildwood Catholic | Willingboro | Winslow Township | Sacred Heart NJ
Palmyra goalie Aubrie Babb turned aside 20 shots and Angela Federico came through with 10 saves for host Florence, as the Burlington County League rivals played through two overtime periods to a scoreless draw.
In other Burlco matches:
Jaime Viggiano, who set up Alysa Pacheco’s goal in the first half, scored the game-winner in overtime as Maple Shade outlasted host Riverside, 2-1. Cristina Martins had the Rams’ goal.
Shannon Grogan and Clare MacAdams teamed up for four goals and three assists, powering host Holy Cross to a 7-0 romp past Burlington City.
Mentioned: Holy Cross High School | Haddon Township High School | Mainland Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Pennsauken High School | Absegami | Burlington City | Collingswood | Florence | Gateway | Lindenwold | Maple Shade | Mercy Vocational | Moorestown Friends | Palmyra | Paulsboro | Pemberton | Riverside | Sterling | Timber Creek | Triton | West Deptford | Willingboro | Woodbury | Doane Academy | Overbrook (NJ)
Audubon’s Colonial Conference boys’ soccer game at Woodbury was decided by an own goal, as the visiting Green Wave escaped with a 1-0 thriller.
The first-half goal was scored on a shot that hit the goalpost, then deflected off a Woodbury defender and into the net.
In other Colonial Conference action:
After playing 75 scoreless minutes, Haddon Township got two goals in the last five minutes to beat host Lindenwold, 2-0. Jay Casey netted the game-winner and Nick DellaValle scored with three seconds to go.
Gateway overwhelmed visiting Paulsboro, 7-0, with six scorers, including John Tedrick with two goals.
Mentioned: Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Moorestown High School | Mainland Regional High School | Pennsauken High School | Oakcrest | Paulsboro | St. Augustine | Triton | Woodbury | Overbrook (NJ) | Holy Cross High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Cinnaminson High School | Haddon Township High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Absegami | Atlantic City | Bordentown | Burlington City | Collingswood | Cumberland | Egg Harbor Township | Gateway | Lindenwold
Erica Mecchella set up a first-half goal and converted a penalty stroke early in the second half, helping host Gloucester hold off Glassboro, 3-1, in a Tri-County Conference match.
Angela Harris and Johanna James also scored for the Lions, while Glassboro’s goal came off the stick of Alexis Mazzeo.
In other Tri-County Conference matches:
Gabby D’Amico put in a pair of first-half goals and Alyssa Wileczek made the lead stand up, stopping four shots, to make host Clearview a 2-0 winner over Williamstown.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Camden Catholic High School | Glassboro High School | Cinnaminson High School | Haddonfield Memorial High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Bishop Eustace | Bridgeton | Buena | Burlington City | Collingswood | Cumberland | Florence | Gateway | Gloucester | Haddon Heights | Highland | Maple Shade | Middle Township | Moorestown Friends | New Egypt | Paulsboro | Pemberton | Pennington | Seneca | Sterling | Timber Creek | Triton | West Deptford | Wildwood | Williamstown | Winslow Township | Woodbury | Overbrook (NJ)
In South Jersey football action on Saturday:
Burlington City 34, New Egypt 12 - Devon Jones and Charles Jones are not related, but the Burlington City running backs had New Egypt defenders seeing double.
The Jones tandem combined to rush for 235 yards and four touchdowns in leading host Burlington City to victory in a Burlco/Olympic Freedom Division football opener.
Devon Jones picked up 128 yards and three TDs on 11 carries, while Charles Jones rolled up 107 yards on nine rushes — including a 34-yard scoring burst.
Shaquan Hall added 74 yards receiving, with a 40-yard catch that extended City’s lead to 20-6 just before intermission.