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.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Lenape High School | Glassboro High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Pitman High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Bishop Eustace | Buena | Clayton | Cumberland | Delsea | Eastern | Gloucester | Highland | Pennsville | Salem | Schalick | St. Joseph | Triton | Wildwood | Williamstown | Washington Twp.
According to observers at the Paul VI-Camden Catholic soccer game, the rain was coming down in sheets and at times seemed to be coming in sideways. But Eric Romanowski didn’t let the conditions bother him.
Romanowski took a cross from Cedric Lewis and ran through the rain and the Irish defense in overtime to give the Eagles a 1-0 victory in an Olympic Conference National Division game. It was the first win of the season for Paul VI (1-5).
Ryan Murphy earned the shutout in goal after stopping seven shots for the Eagles.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Glassboro High School | Pitman High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Pennsauken High School | Bridgeton | Cumberland | Gateway | Gloucester Catholic | Gloucester County Tech | Hammonton | Highland | Lindenwold | Middle Township | Paul VI | Pemberton | Pennsville | Salem | Schalick | St. Joseph | West Deptford | Wildwood | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Willingboro | Winslow Township
Freshman backup goalie Carlie Crispin answered the call for Gloucester County Tech and led the Cheetahs to a 2-1 win over host Pitman in a Tri-County Conference game.
Brooke Savinger and Carly Scheepers scored in the first half for GCIT and Crispin stopped 10 shots.
In other conference games:
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Glassboro High School | Pitman High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Bridgeton | Buena | Clayton | Cumberland | Gloucester | Gloucester Catholic | Gloucester County Tech | Haddon Heights | Highland | Our Lady of Mercy | Paul VI | Pennsville | Salem | Schalick | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Willingboro | Woodbury | Woodstown
Jenna O’Sullivan and Amanda Wozniak personally made sure that the Timber Creek field hockey team would not go winless this season.
O’Sullivan collected a pair of goals off assists from Wozniak in the first half and led the Chargers past visiting Winslow Township, 2-0, in an Olympic Conference game.
Stephanie Mullica also had a big hand in the victory, stopping four shots to keep the Eagles out of the cage.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Holy Cross High School | Lower Cape May Regional High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Bridgeton | Clayton | Collingswood | Cumberland | Delsea | Gateway | Gloucester Catholic | Highland | Holy Spirit | New Egypt | Palmyra | Penns Grove | St. Joseph | Timber Creek | Wildwood Catholic | Winslow Township | Woodstown | Sacred Heart NJ
Katie Lindacher’s 50th career goal for Egg Harbor Township was part of a 6-0 nonleague win at Salem. Sara Conover topped the Eagles’ attack with two goals.
Gateway’s Janine Jackson directed a crossing pass to Kersten Spisell with 10 minutes left in the first half and Spisell scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over visiting GCIT. Peggy Nicole made 19 saves for the shutout.
Olympic. Cherokee’s third straight shutout was a 3-0 win at Washington Township that included three saves each by Chiefs goalies Tori Hunter and Gina McCool, and goals from Bridgette Bartkowski, Emily Martinelli and Shelbey Schneeweis.
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.
This is the South Jersey boys' soccer roundup:
Cherokee rebounded from losing its first two Olympic Conference American Division boys’ soccer games this season with a 2-0 upset over visiting Cherry Hill East. The Chiefs (2-2) beat the No. 4 team in The Inquirer’s South Jersey Top 10 with first-half goals from Ryan Lynch and Mike Ryan.
Lynch scored Cherokee’s first goal in the game’s 13th minute off an assist from Tom Meenan. Ryan added some insurance off a rebound at 30 minutes.
Despite a combined total of 28 shots on goal in the game, Cherokee goaltender Barry Fitzgerald made 11 saves for the shutout, while Cherry Hill East (3-1) keeper Mike Randall stopped 17 shots.
In other Olympic action, Lenape edged Washington Township, 1-0, in double overtime with a goal from Giovanni Tacconelli. The win gives Lenape sole possession of first place in the American Division.
Mentioned: Camden Catholic High School | Lenape High School | Glassboro High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Lower Cape May Regional High School | Cherokee High School | Shawnee High School | Pennsauken High School | Buena | Cumberland | Delsea | Millville | Penns Grove | Pennsville | Seneca | St. Joseph | Triton | Wildwood | Winslow Township | Woodstown | Washington Twp.
Senior midfielder Chelsea Duffy displayed her offensive talents, totaling four points, and seventh-ranked Gloucester Catholic showed why it is the Tri-County Conference’s defending Diamond Division girls’ soccer champion yesterday by handing host Pennsville its first loss of the season, 5-0.
Duffy, who is headed to the University of Delaware, had two goals and a pair of assists against an Eagles squad that had outscored opponents by 12-0 in winning its first four matches.
Kelly Kane, Karen Thomas, and Abby Zweigle each had a goal for the Rams (3-0-1 overall, 3-0 conference).
In other Tri-County action:
Briana Molino converted a corner kick from Joanna Schneck for the go-ahead goal late in the first half and sixth-ranked Williamstown held on to edge host Cumberland, 2-1.
Shea Levi, with an assist by Jessica Martinez, opened the scoring for the Braves, who improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Royal Division.
Darian Patitucci set up Lauren Whelan for the lone goal by the Colts (2-2, 0-2), who elevated their play but couldn’t put the tying score past Williamstown keeper Ashley Winkelspecht (seven saves).
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Lenape High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Cherry Hill High School West | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Pennsauken High School | Clayton | Cumberland | Delsea | Gloucester Catholic | Paul VI | Pennsville | Triton | Wildwood | Williamstown
Steve Schuler stopped eight of nine shots he faced in goal and anchored Pitman’s 3-1 soccer victory over visiting Schalick yesterday in the battle for first place in the Tri-County Conference’s Classic Division.
The Panthers (5-0 overall, 4-0 division) got goals from Matt Barton, Kyle Connolly, and Josh Pacana. Schalick (3-1, 3-1) got a first-half score from Jonathan Hoch.
Also in the Tri-County, Kingsway (3-0-1) won another battle of unbeatens, 4-2, over visiting Delsea (3-1) with three goals in the first 11 minutes. Steve Whitaker scored twice, and Brenden Magerr and Steve McAllister added goals.
Nick Matarazzo scored on a 12-yard shot in overtime, wrapping up Williamstown’s 3-2 victory over visiting Cumberland. Zaiere Putmon, who scored earlier, sent a free kick to James Piccone, who deflected the ball to Matarazzo.
Mentioned: Pitman High School | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Pennsauken High School | Bridgeton | Buena | Clayton | Cumberland | Delsea | Gloucester Catholic | Holy Spirit | Middle Township | Pennsauken Tech | Pennsville | Schalick | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Winslow Township
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