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.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Glassboro High School | Camden County Technical Schools | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Bishop Eustace | Eastern | Gloucester Catholic | Highland | Ocean City | Pemberton | Seneca | Williamstown | Willingboro | Doane Academy
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.
Mentioned: Clearview Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Lenape High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Pitman High School | Cherokee High School | Bishop Eustace | Buena | Cape May Tech | Cumberland | Delsea | Gloucester County Tech | Highland | Middle Township | Moorestown Friends | Pennsville | Salem | Schalick | Seneca | Timber Creek | Triton | Wildwood | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Winslow Township
Kingsway’s Chelsea Ley nearly cracked the elusive 18-minute barrier at Holmdel Park and dominated as she dominated the girls’ competition by a wide margin yesterday in the Shore Coaches Invitational cross-country meet.
Ley won the Varsity B race in 18:03, crossing the finish line 1:04 ahead of her closest rival. She was 58 seconds faster than any other girl from around the state in the seven varsity races on the hilly 3.1-mile course in Lincroft.
Hillsborough’s Ashley Smolinka won the Varsity A race in 19:01. Only seven girls have ever broken 18 minutes on the course that course, which is also used for the state championships.
Bishop Eustace won the Varsity E race with Holly Bischof placing third, Montana DiPietrantonio sixth and Kelly Malloy ninth.
Seneca placed five runners between 11th and 30th to win the Varsity C team trophy, Wildwood Catholic’s Tara Wuko was second in the Varsity F race, and Cherokee’s Megan Lacy was second in the Varsity A race.
T.J. Carson collected his third shutout of the season and anchored a defensive effort that led Williamstown to a 2-0 Tri-County Conference boys’ soccer win yesterday against visiting Delsea.
Carson made 11 saves to help the Braves (6-2) stay close to Royal Division leader Clearview.
Mike Altbaum scored the winning goal off an assist by Zaiere Putmon, and Jared Evans added a late insurance goal against the Crusaders (4-3-1).
Also in the Tri-County, Salem’s Josh Smick scored in the first half and assisted Blake Reed’s winning goal with three minutes left in the second half, sinking visiting Glassboro, 2-1.
Highland’s 1-0 win over visiting Deptford was decided by Mike Panasiuk’s goal off a cross from Brian Cullen with 10 minutes left.
Mentioned: Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Glassboro High School | Cherry Hill High School West | Moorestown High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Pennsauken High School | Bishop Eustace | Bordentown | Buena | Cape May Tech | Cumberland | Delsea | Highland | Moorestown Friends | Northern Burlington | Paul VI | Salem | Seneca | St. Joseph | Triton | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Winslow Township | Woodstown
Shawnee survived being a player short for the last five minutes of yesterday’s Olympic Conference boys’ soccer game as it battled visiting Cherokee to a 1-1 standoff in a meeting of top 10 teams.
The Renegades (6-1-1), ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, got on the board first with a 25-yard goal from Jesse Shea.
Ninth-ranked Cherokee (3-2-1) came back and knotted the score with 12 minutes remaining as Brandon Tarzy headed in a cross from Dave Schlatter.
Shawnee lost a player to a red card late in the second half but goalie Mike Hartman kept the Chiefs from scoring again.
Also in the Olympic, Shea McGee’s second goal of the game was a header off a throw-in in overtime that wrapped up Seneca’s 3-2 thriller at Winslow Township. The Eagles tied the game with 10 minutes left in regulation on Pat Nelson’s goal.
Cherry Hill West turned second-half goals by Ramadan Dayyan and Connor Quigley into a 2-0 triumph at Paul VI.
Lenape rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 6-1 win at Triton in which Rocco Gambino and Marc Ruggia contributed two goals apiece.
Mentioned: Holy Cross High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Cherry Hill High School West | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Bishop Eustace | Bordentown | Cape May Tech | Clayton | Gloucester | Gloucester Catholic | Highland | Middle Township | Paul VI | Pemberton | Pennsville | Pleasantville | Salem | Schalick | Seneca | Timber Creek | Triton | Wildwood | Wildwood Catholic | Winslow Township
Jihan Everett and Taylor Lewis scored five minutes apart midway through the second half to pull host Willingboro even with New Egypt, and the teams played two adventurous overtime periods before settling for a 2-2 draw yesterday in Burlington County League girls’ soccer.
Julie Clark and Michelle Dey scored for the Warriors, while goalie Haley Anderson made a dozen saves as she withstood the Chimeras’ relentless attack.
Lewis appeared to win it in each of the extra periods, but had one goal nullified by an offside call and another score wiped out by a hand-ball violation.
Janae Tucker (seven saves) was stellar in the nets for Willingboro.
In another Burlco match, Holy Cross made it interesting when Shannon Grogan fed Catherine Lamplugh for a goal with two minutes to go, but Bordentown was able to hold on for the 2-1 road win. Kayla Pagnani and Kelly Yanucil scored for the Scotties.
Glassboro kept its Tri-County Conference boys’ soccer game at Pennsville alive yesterday on a tying goal off a defender with just 30 seconds to go in regulation, and claimed a 2-1 win with an overtime goal.
Justin Alvarado scored the goal in the extra period as George Ozturk assisted the game-winner. Pennsville got an early goal by Jordan Brank.
Northern Burlington battled host Cinnaminson to a 2-2 standoff. Northern took a 2-1 lead on goals by Nico Belardo and Erik Csontos, but the Pirates’ Max DiLeo knotted the score with 15 minutes left.
Mentioned: Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Glassboro High School | Holy Cross High School | Cinnaminson High School | Lower Cape May Regional High School | Moorestown High School | Mainland Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Atlantic City | Bishop Eustace | Burlington Township | Collingswood | Hammonton | Northern Burlington | Palmyra | Pennsville | Seneca | Sterling | Timber Creek | West Deptford | Wildwood | Winslow Township
Seneca has continued its impressive early season fun. Using an effective ground game, the Golden Eagles defeated visiting Winslow Township, in a Burlco/Olympic Liberrty Division football game.
The Golden Eagles, who won three games last season, are now 2-1 overall and in the Liberty Division. The only loss was a 20-17 opening night overtime defeat to Liberty Division favorite Timber Creek.
Winslow Township, coming off last week’s impressive 48-42 win over Shawnee, fell to 1-2, 1-1.